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 Star Rivoli necklace

This pattern was modified from a free Russian tutorial posted at http://biser.info/node/353793 for a lovely 14mm rivoli pendant surrounded by 4mm and 6mm green crystals.  My modified version of the pattern starts the rivoli bezel with a peyote stitch instead of right angle weave, which changes the number of surrounding crystals to 8 instead of 10, allowing room for additional crystals in the outer row.  This diagram also includes a pattern for a strand which coordinates nicely with this pendant, as an alternative to a gold chain.  The piece below was made using an emerald green 14mm rivoli, 6mm round emerald green crystals, 4mm light green bicone crystals, and 11/0 and 15/0 gold seed beads.  The strand was made with the same beads using beading wire, crimp beads, and clasp on the ends.

Note: If you have trouble with the beginning of the pattern, visit http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/PeyoteBezel.html, which has a more detailed picture and diagram tutorial of the same exact process depicted in steps 1 – 6 of this diagram.

FREE beading pattern: Star Rivoli

FREE beading pattern: Star Rivoli

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FREE beading pattern for Regal Earrings

You may have seen similar versions of these earrings on Pinterest, Linda’s Crafty Inspirations Blog (http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2014/05/playing-with-my-beads_6.html), or even Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2rKYnRVXFw), but I had trouble following the pictures or videos posted to get just the right number and size of seed beads to make the design work.  So I came up with a pattern for this design that seems to work consistently, using 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads, 6mm pearls and bicone crystals, surrounding a 10mm round faceted crystal.  Remember to repeat the steps with 15/0 seed beads on both sides of the earring (front and back) as indicated in the pattern, to ensure the larger beads are stable and secured.  This can work nicely as a pendant as well. Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Regal Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Regal Earrings

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