FREE beading pattern for Wire Loop Cross

This wire loop cross pendant and necklace is made as a single interconnected piece, and looks fabulous as a short necklace.  It is made using bead stringing wire (0.015in, 0.38mm), crimp beads (6), 11/0 seed beads, 4mm and 6mm round beads, and 4 Superduo beads for the center of the cross.  Instead of transcribing this pattern as a diagram, I decided to create more of a picture tutorial in hopes it would be easier to follow.  This piece can be made fairly quickly, so I was able to make many of them to experiment with different color combinations.  You can use crimping pliers to crimp the beads at steps 7, 8, and 11, but I found just pinching the crimps flat with needle-nose pliers worked just as well, and was easier to do.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross

FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross

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The following photos demonstrate how to make this piece, step by step.

Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2

Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2

Wire Loop Cross: step 3

Wire Loop Cross: step 3

Wire Loop Cross: step 4

Wire Loop Cross: step 4

Wire Loop Cross: step 5

Wire Loop Cross: step 5

Wire Loop Cross: step 6

Wire Loop Cross: step 6

Wire Loop Cross: step 7

Wire Loop Cross: step 7

Wire Loop Cross: step 8

Wire Loop Cross: step 8

Wire Loop Cross: step 9

Wire Loop Cross: step 9

Wire Loop Cross: step 10

Wire Loop Cross: step 10

Wire Loop Cross: step 11

Wire Loop Cross: step 11

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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FREE beading pattern for necklace Stone Glam

This design uses 20mm pillow beads along with 4mm and 6mm round beads of natural stone (magnesite in this case), accented with 11/0 Czech copper seed beads and 4mm copper satin pearls.  I love the way the natural stone looks in this piece.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Stone Glam

FREE beading pattern: Stone Glam

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FREE beading pattern for Coraled-V necklace

This pattern uses the coraling stitch, common in beading.  But what is unique about this pattern is the strand that makes the V-shape that the coral strands are attached to.  This strand is basically a modified spiral rope stitch with an extra stabilization row along the top to make it lie flat, and spaces on the bottom that are ideal for “sprouting” coral strands.  For this piece, I used black and copper 11/0 seed beads, 15/0 black seed beads for the stabilization row, and different colored drilled chips (blue, green, purple, and orange) for the coraled strands.

FREE beading pattern: Coraled V necklace

FREE beading pattern: Coraled V necklace

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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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