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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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 Trinity Necklace

This design is all about groups of three, which inspired its title.  This pattern requires 6mm and 4mm round beads or pearls, 6mm bicone crystals, and 1 or 2 colors of 11/0 seed beads.  Smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads work just as well as larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads do with this design.  Using the larger seed beads results in slightly larger triangle components.  This difference can be seen in both close-up images, which show the smaller seed bead components above the larger seed bead components for comparison.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Trinity Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Trinity Necklace

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FREE beading pattern for Twin Flanked Drop Earrings

Here is a simple earring pattern to coordinate with the Twin Flanked Drops necklace design from a previous post.  Materials required are the same as the necklace, plus a couple of 6/0 or 8/0 seed beads and jump rings for connecting the earring to an earring hook or clip. (Refer to my Twin Flanked Drops necklace post for the list of beads used in these two color schemes).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Twin Flanked Drop Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Twin Flanked Drop Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Tree Earrings

Even though it is not yet Thanksgiving, I was thinking ahead toward the holidays and wanted to make some 3-D Christmas Tree earrings using twin beads.  I figured if I searched online I might find a pattern or at least an idea for its construction.  To my surprise, after an exhaustive search, I didn’t find anything like what I had in mind.  What I did find was either 2-D, not made from twin beads, or too large for my taste to be an earring.  So I decided to work out a pattern for a small twin-bead 3-D Christmas Tree myself and share it with you all!  The secret to stabilizing the tiers of the tree so that  they don’t shift off-center is the “hidden” bicone crystal placed between the middle and bottom tiers.  The shape of that crystal helps both tiers remain centered around the post, while being only about 5% visible.  I was so happy with how the first pair turned out, I immediately experimented with other color combinations.  I found the pattern worked with either twin beads (like the gold and green examples) or Superduo beads (like the silver and dark blue examples). The Superduo beads seemed to make a slightly “fatter” tree, as the tiers had a little shallower bowl shape than the twin beads.  The last pair I made were the gold trees, where I decided to make a wrapped loop instead of just a simple loop on the last step.  That worked really well to hold the pieces more tightly on the post, and in hindsight, I probably would have done all of them like that.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Tree Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Tree Earrings

Materials used:

  • Light Green twin beads, transparent rainbow 11/0 seed beads, 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm red bicone crystals for the top, and 4mm silver round druk beads for the trunks
  • Silver Superduo beads, red and green silver-lined 11/0 seed beads, 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm round lime green metallic crystals for the top, and silver round druk beads for the trunks.
  • Iris Blue Superduo beads, gold and silver 11/0 seed beads (silver-lined), 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm gold bicone crystals for the top, and 4mm gold pearls for the trunks.
  • Gold twin beads, silver and aqua 11/0 seed beads (silver-lined), 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm teal AB bicone crystals for the top, and 4mm gold pearls for the trunks.

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