FREE beading pattern for Christmas Cascade Earrings

Here is an earring design to coordinate with the Christmas Cascade Necklace from my last post.  The earrings were made using metallic gold 11/0 TOHO seed beads and Czech fire-polished dipped decor round crystals (6mm emerald green, and 4mm garnet red).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Cascade Necklace

This is a new design, beaded up in festive Christmas colors with elements resembling Christmas tree garlands.  In this piece, I used metallic gold 11/0 TOHO seed beads and Czech fire-polished dipped decor round crystals (6mm emerald green, and 4mm in 3 colors: emerald green, garnet red, and opaque-to-translucent metallic gold).  The diagram illustrates how to make the necklace in 3 rows, including clasp.  This design works best as a short necklace.  (The example below is about 15 inches long, which required 18 6mm crystals, 18 4mm green crystals, 19 4mm gold crystals, and 76 4mm red crystals). I plan to post another pattern for matching earrings soon.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Necklace

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FREE beading pattern for Superduo Leaf Drops Necklace

This design is made entirely from Superduos and 11/0 seed beads. You can either use two colors to alternate the leaf drops, or a single color — both yield nice results. There is a variation included in the pattern that uses seed beads in place of the horizontal Superduo in each leaf drop (where the leaf drop cinches together). If using two colors, there are two different ways to alternate them, which is also shown in the pattern. The materials and variations I used in these pieces are listed below. I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Superduo Leaf Drops Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Superduo Leaf Drops Necklace

Here are the materials, pattern variations, and color variations used in the pieces below.

Materials Pattern Variation Color Variation
Turquoise and Bronze necklace:

  • 11/0 frosted translucent rainbow peacock seed beads
  • 11/0 bronze TOHO seed beads
  • Apollo Gold Superduos
  • Matte turquoise green vitrail Czech Twin beads
Original Pattern Color Variation 1
Black and White necklace:

  • 11/0 Opaque white rainbow seed beads
  • 11/0 black seed beads
  • White Luster Twin beads
  • Black Superduos
Original Pattern Color Variation 2
Bronze and Tavertine necklace:

  • 11/0 Opaque iris bronze seed beads
  • Chalk Travertine Superduos
Pattern Variation One color of seed beads
One color of Superduos
Light Aqua and Green necklace:

  • 11/0 Silver lined rainbow light aqua seed beads
  • 11/0 Silver lined rainbow light green seed beads
  • Crystal AB Superduos
Pattern Variation Color variation 1
One color of Superduos

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FREE beading pattern for Sunburst Rivoli Earrings

This is an earring pattern to coordinate with the Sunburst Rivoli Pendant in my last post.  Each component requires a 12mm rivoli, 2-hole triangle beads, 4mm bicone crystals, with 15/0 and 11/0 Miyuki seed beads.  I tried this pattern with Czech 11/0 seed beads in the aqua/silver piece below, which did work, but the Miyuki’s were a bit more uniform and worked a bit better.  The 6/0 or 8/0 seed bead at the top allows you to loop a jump ring through so the component can be attached to an ear clip or hook, but this is optional if you prefer to glue a post to the back instead.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Sunburst Rivoli Pendant

This is my first experiment with 2-hole triangle beads, as well as my first design using a large (20mm) rivoli.  This pattern only works with 11/0 Miyuki seed beads, and also requires 15/0 seed beads and 4mm crystals.  I strung the pendant on 0.015in beading wire, making two loops  through 6/0 seed beads to create a “bow” shape above the pendant.  To match the strung part of the necklace with the pendant, I used 6mm crystals the same color as the 2-hole triangle beads.  (Although the diagram only includes steps for making the pendant, you can examine the photos to determine stringing pattern for the rest of the necklace).  The pendant can also be hung on a cord, chain, or ribbon instead, if desired.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Pendant

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