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 Pearl Rhombus earrings

As promised, here is a pattern for earrings that coordinate nicely with the necklace pattern from my last post (Pearl Triangles).  These earrings are made using 6mm olive green pearls, 3mm gold pearls, 4mm faceted round green crystals, and gold 11/0 seed beads.  I also use 2 gold 6/0 seed beads at the top to put the gold jump rings that can connect with either clips or ear hooks.  The 3mm gold pearls can be substituted with 8/0 seed beads if needed.

FREE beading pattern: Pearl Rhombus Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Pearl Rhombus Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Pearl Triangles

This is another elegant variation on the classic pearl necklace, which is fairly simple to make using two needles.  The necklace shown below was made with olive 6mm pearls, gold 3mm pearls, green 4mm round faceted crystals, and gold 11/0 seed beads.  You can substitute 8/0 beads for the 3mm pearls, if desired.  In my next post, I plan to include a pattern for matching earrings, so stay tuned!

FREE beading pattern: Pearl Triangles

FREE beading pattern: Pearl Triangles

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Bugle Fringes

Something about this design reminds me of styles from the1920’s.  This is a lovely pattern that works with about any size bugle bead.  To make this, you need 11/0 sead beads, 3mm – 4mm fringe beads, and bugle beads (any length).  I made a cobolt blue and copper version with longer (12mm) bugle beads (shown below), as well as a green and gold one with shorter (6mm) bugle beads.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Fringes

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Fringes

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