FREE beading pattern for necklace Crystal Lace

This pattern requires 11/0 seed beads, 4mm pearls or druks, and 4mm bicone crystals, and is made in one continuous row.  Either larger TOHO 11/0 beads or smaller Czech 11/0 beads work equally well in this design.  I used bronze TOHO 11/0 seed beads, 4mm bronze druks, and metallic purple bicone crystals in the necklace below, and Czech 11/0 gold seed beads, white 4mm pearls, and 4mm Tanzanite AB bicone crystals in the other piece. I plan to include a pattern for matching earrings in my next post.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Lace

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Lace

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FREE beading pattern for Palace Pearl Earrings

Here is a design for earrings to coordinate with the Palace Pearls necklace pattern from my last post.  This is a nice simple design that is quick to make, requiring only 4mm and 6mm pearls, 4mm crystals, and 11/0 seed beads (plus a 6/0 or 8/0 seed bead at the top for a jump ring).  I made the gold/white/aqua version below using smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads, and the green/bronze version with larger TOHO 11/0 beads, and the pattern works equally well with either.

FREE beading pattern: Palace Pearl Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Palace Pearl Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Palace Pearls necklace

This design took a bit of trial and error to work through, but I am very happy with the end result.  It is a fairly simple pattern to make, and requires 4mm and 6mm pearls, 4mm bicone crystals, and 11/0 seed beads.  I made this design with both the smaller Czech 11/0 beads (the gold, aqua, and ivory version shown below) as well as larger TOHO 11/0 beads (bronze and green version), and although the design works with either, I think the smaller Czech 11/0 beads look a bit better.  The close-up photo of both necklaces provides a good example of how different Czech and TOHO 11/0 bead sizes really are.  I plan to include a pattern for matching earrings in my next post. Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Palace Pearls

FREE beading pattern: Palace Pearls

Here are the specific materials I used in these pieces:

Gold, Ivory, and Aqua version Bronze and Green version
  • 4mm and 6mm ivory glass pearls
  • 4mm frost turquoise blue AB2X bicone crystals
  • metallic gold Czech 11/0 seed beads
  • 4mm and 6mm Swarovski light green pearls
  • 4mm metallic iris green bicone crystals
  • metallic bronze TOHO 11/0 seed beads

 

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FREE beading pattern for Tribal Net necklace

I was fortunate to find some natural stone beads on clearance (20mm flat round green marble, and 5-6mm round green serpentine), and wanted to use one of the large flat beads as a center component in a necklace, accented with the matching green serpentine beads.  I like how matte bronze seed beads complement the dark grey-green color of this natural stone, so this is the design I came up with.  The strand is a basic netting pattern, which integrates nicely with the caged net around the center component.  The center component can also be adapted for earrings (though they are on the large side).  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Tribal Net

FREE beading pattern: Tribal Net

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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).