FREE beading pattern for Netted Bezel on Russian Snake chain

Fire Mountain Gems (http://firemountaingems.com) now has resin opalescent multicolored cabochons (light or dark) that are absolutely fabulous.  They are inexpensive, and yet each one is unique and changes colors when viewed from different angles.  (Notice how the cabachon in this necklace is more orange from the front, but green from the side).  I’m loving these cabochons so much, I will likely be posting more patterns for them this month.  This post includes two patterns: one showing how to make a netted bezel for an 18x25mm cabochon, as well as instructions for how to make and attach a “Russian Snake” chain to it.  The center component of this necklace is made from one 18x25mm resin opalescent dark multicolored cabochon caged in a net made of brown 15/0 seed beads, green and bronze 11/0 seed beads, and 4mm satin copper Czech druk beads.  The “Russian Snake” chain is made from the same green and bronze 11/0 seed beads, and 4mm copper beads.

FREE beading pattern for Netted Bezel on Russian Snake chain

FREE beading pattern for Netted Bezel on Russian Snake chain

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FREE beading pattern for St. Petersburg Fringe necklace and earrings

This necklace and earring set employs the popular St. Petersburg stitch, with bugle beads added to create the “fringe” or “feather” look.  This pattern demonstrates both the single St. Petersburg stitch (for the necklace), as well as the double St. Petersburg stitch (for the earrings) made with bugle beads.  You can experiment with using larger beads for the “spine” beads, or shorter/longer bugles, or even different combinations of beads instead of bugles.  There are many possible variations you can play with, which makes this a fun pattern.  This piece was made with matte bronze and matte rainbow teal 11/0 seed beads with rainbow green Czech #3 (6.4mm) bugle beads.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: St. Petersburg Fringe

FREE beading pattern: St. Petersburg Fringe

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Zipper Lace

This design was inspired by a photo of the “Boggle Bangles” bracelet by Deborah Roberti, at http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Patterns/Bobble.html.  This version of the design uses different crystal sizes to curve the motif to form a necklace, which I think resembles an embellished zipper (hence the title of this post).  This piece was made with 3mm silver round crystals, 4mm and 6mm teal round crystals, and 11/0 antique gold seed beads.

FREE beading pattern: Zipper Lace

FREE beading pattern: Zipper Lace

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Twin Lace

If you want to experiment with twin beads, there are several free patterns available on the internet for bracelets and earrings, but not as many for necklaces, so I created this one.  This is an intricate lacy design made with two-hole twin beads, pearls (4mm and 6mm), and two colors of 11/0 seed beads.  Photos below show it with darker colors (wine, black, and antique gold), as well as in lighter colors (off-white with iridescent clear beads) for a more bridal look.

FREE beading pattern: Twin Lace

FREE beading pattern: Twin Lace

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Crystal Loops

The dark gold seed beads and bicones in this necklace give it a nice antique look. It takes many 4mm round crystals to make this piece, but it is lovely as a short necklace. I made another with dark blue 4mm pearls instead of crystals, which also worked well.  I can see this pattern working with almost any color (especially if the seed beads and bicones are a contrasting but complementary color to the crystals/pearls).  I hope you enjoy this design!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Loops

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Loops

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