FREE beading pattern for Alexia Earrings

Here is an earring design to coordinate with the Alexa Bracelet and Alexia Necklace from previous posts.  But instead of arranging the components consecutively in a chain, I arranged them to hang off a beaded chain, overlapping each other, more like leaves off a stem.  This gives them a bit more dangle and movement.  Like the Alexia Bracelet and Necklace, these earrings are light-weight, and the twisted silver-lined bugle beads give it some sparkle and depth of color.  Always use Fireline when working with bugle beads so as not to sever the thread.  In the examples below, I used Dyna-Mite seed beads (from firemountaingems.com), and twisted Czech #3 bugle beads from Hobby Lobby.  One of the photos shows how the pattern can be easily extended to create a longer earring.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Alexia Necklace

This necklace coordinates nicely with the Alexia Bracelet from my last post.  It requires the same beads (11/0 seed beads and Czech #3 bugle beads), but the 11/0 seed beads must be large enough so that their length is the same (or greater than) the width of the bugle bead.  Like the Alexia Bracelet, this necklace is light-weight, and the twisted silver-lined bugle beads give it some sparkle and depth of color.  Always use Fireline when working with bugle beads so as not to sever the thread.  In the examples below, I used Dyna-Mite seed beads (from firemountaingems.com), and twisted Czech #3 bugle beads from Hobby Lobby.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Necklace

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FREE beading pattern for Alexia Bracelet

I really love how simple and light-weight this design is.  The finished piece has plenty of “bling” from the sparkle of twisted bugle beads without being bulky.  The only materials required to make this bracelet are 11/0 seed beads and Czech #3 (6.4mm) bugle beads, but the 11/0 seed beads must be large enough so that their length is equal (or greater) than the width of the bugle beads.  For all of the examples below, I used Dyna-Mite seed beads (from firemountaingems.com), and twisted Czech #3 bugle beads from Hobby Lobby.  As always, I recommend using Fireline when working with bugle beads so the thread does not break against sharp edges.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Bracelet

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Bracelet

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FREE beading pattern for Bugle Deco Earrings

The geometric angles in this design give it an Art Deco feel from the Roaring Twenties.  These earrings are fairly quick to make, and require round beads or crystals (4mm, 6mm, and 8mm), Czech #3 (6.4mm) bugle beads, 11/0 seed beads, plus an 8/0 or 6/0 bead at the top to put a jump ring through.  This design works equally well with smaller Czech11/0 seed beads (like the orange/gold and aqua/silver examples) or larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads (like the red/bronze and silver/clear examples).  Using the larger TOHO beads result in a slightly more elongated shape.  The last few photos show the pattern works equally well as a pendant to accompany the earrings.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Deco Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Deco Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Tudor Cross Pendant

I really love how this pendant turned out!  It comes in two flavors: Diamond-shaped and Cross-shaped.  Both require Superduos, 4mm and 6mm round beads or pearls, and 11/0 seed beads.  When experimenting with different color combinations, I found that a higher-contrast seed bead color accentuated the outline of the cross-shape better.  Between the smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads and larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, I found the smaller ones worked slightly better.  However, larger TOHO beads still worked in this pattern (see the dark copper and bronze examples below).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Tudor Cross Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Tudor Cross Pendant


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