FREE beading pattern for Peyote Fan Earrings

This is a pattern that was modified from a wonderful free pattern posted on Linda’s Crafty Inspirations Blog (http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2015/03/free-beading-pattern-peyote-fan-earrings.html).  You can visit that link to get the pattern.  Size 6/0 seed beads are much more available for me than 8/0 seed beads.  Size 8/0 seed beads are harder to find in stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, so I have to custom order them (which means I don’t have as many).  So I created a version of the pattern that uses less 8/0 beads and more 6/0 beads for the edge (along with 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads), and I changed the thread path a bit to avoid having to go through the 15/0 seed beads so many times.  This pattern makes a wider fan than Linda’s pattern, but I think the end result is just as nice.  Although this is primarily an earring pattern, I included a couple of photos to illustrate how you might string these fan components together into a necklace.  (Another similar free tutorial is posted in Russian at http://biserok.org/polukruglyie-serge/).

FREE pattern: Peyote Fan Earrings

FREE pattern: Peyote Fan Earrings

Click on the photos below to zoom in.  Visit http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2015/03/free-beading-pattern-peyote-fan-earrings.html to get the original pattern.  To use my modifications, either use 6/0 for the last 3 rows after the two rows of 8/0’s (like the blue-silver version below), or do only one row of 8/0s, followed by a row starting and ending with an 8/0 but with 6/0’s in between, followed by 3 rows of 6/0 for the last 3 rows (like the blue/gold or salmon/silver pieces shown below).

FREE beading pattern for Cathedral Net necklace

This is a lovely multi-colored necklace of my own design made entirely out of 11/0 seed beads.  I entitled it Cathedral Net because it employs a variation of the netting technique, but the resulting rows form shapes that resemble windows and buttresses of a cathedral.  The gold and brown piece below demonstrates a light-to-dark graduation of color, while the blue example shows the opposite (dark-to-light), which look a bit like icicles. The two examples show that this pattern works equally well with different types of 11/0 beads (smaller round Czech 11/0 beads in the gold and brown necklace, or larger more square 11/0 Matsuno Dyna-Mites in the blue one).

FREE beading pattern: Cathedral Net

FREE beading pattern: Cathedral Net

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FREE beading pattern for Fringed Bezel necklace

Here is yet another design for an 18x25mm cabochon, which uses a variation of the St. Petersburg chain that both frames the cabochon and continues on to form the necklace strands.  This design has two versions: one with bugles for longer fringe (shown in the green and copper necklace), and one with alternating fringe beads (demonstrated in the blue and gold necklace).  The green version is made using a dark resin opalescent 18x25mm cabochon and resembles a Peacock feather, while the blue and gold version is made using a light resin cabochon and has a more classical look.  Both designs require 11/0 seed beads and either bugle beads or small fringe beads for the chain, and 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads for netting the bezel around the cabochon.

FREE beading pattern: Fringed Bezel Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Fringed Bezel Necklace

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Diagonal Net

I love the geometric look of this necklace, which is surprisingly simple to make using only netting techniques.  The necklace shown below was made with 12mm silver bugle beads, silver-lined rainbow grey 11/0 seed beads, and three colors of 4mm crystals: AB clear, light blue, and “montana” blue (smoky blue).  You could easily substitute 4mm pearls or Czech round druk beads for the crystals as a variation.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Diagonal Net

FREE beading pattern: Diagonal Net

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Butterfly Lace

For my first post in March (looking forward to Spring), I created a lacy butterfly pattern using netting techniques made entirely of 11/0 seed beads.  The butterflies in this pattern are easier to see when adjacent butterfly components alternate colors, so I made this one with all colors of the rainbow.  The blue version is nice too, but you see more the circles between butterflies when woven with only one color.  Enjoy!

Free beading pattern: Butterfly Lace

FREE beading pattern: Butterfly Lace

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