FREE beading pattern for Framed Crystal Drop Earrings

Here is a pattern for some earrings to match the Framed Crystal Drops necklace from my last post.  It requires the same beads, plus 8/0 seed beads for the jump ring to connect to at the top.  Use the jump ring to connect to either clip or pierced ear hook.  The earrings below were made with gold matte superduo beads, bronze TOHO 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, and peach rose Swarovski crystals (4mm and 6mm). I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Crystal Drop Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Framed Crystal Drop Earrings

Zoom/Print Instructions:

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Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

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FREE beading pattern for Framed Crystal Drops necklace

This design is very similar to the Framed Pearl Drops necklace from my previous post, but modified to use bicone crystals instead of pearls.  I found that simply substituting bicone crystals instead of pearls didn’t work, as the crystal’s middle edge would make the superduo bead directly below it slant one way or another instead of being straight and vertical.  So I modified the pattern to fit the crystals better, and also created a point on the crystal drops, to accentuate their non-round shape.  Required materials are 4mm and 6mm crystals, 11/0 and 15/0 TOHO seed beads, and Superduo beads.  The piece below was made with gold matte superduo beads, bronze TOHO 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, and peach rose Swarovski crystals (4mm and 6mm).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Crystal Drops

FREE beading pattern: Framed Crystal Drops

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Twin Drop

I’m very happy to be posting BeadDiagrams.com’s 50th free pattern!  This is a design that features a top-drilled crystal as the center component, framed in a v-shaped strand made from twin beads and 11/0 seed beads.  Although I used twin beads in both of the pieces below, I believe Superduo’s would work just as well.  The purple piece was made with a clear AB drop crystal, purple opaque satin twin beads, and 11/0 light purple rainbow silver lined seed beads.  The peach piece was made with a light orange drop crystal, transparent champagne terra pearl twin beads, and 11/0 silver lined seed beads.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Twin Drop

FREE beading pattern: Twin Drop

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Peyote Fan Earrings

This is a pattern that was modified from a wonderful free pattern posted on Linda’s Crafty Inspirations Blog (http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2015/03/free-beading-pattern-peyote-fan-earrings.html).  You can visit that link to get the pattern.  Size 6/0 seed beads are much more available for me than 8/0 seed beads.  Size 8/0 seed beads are harder to find in stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, so I have to custom order them (which means I don’t have as many).  So I created a version of the pattern that uses less 8/0 beads and more 6/0 beads for the edge (along with 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads), and I changed the thread path a bit to avoid having to go through the 15/0 seed beads so many times.  This pattern makes a wider fan than Linda’s pattern, but I think the end result is just as nice.  Although this is primarily an earring pattern, I included a couple of photos to illustrate how you might string these fan components together into a necklace.  (Another similar free tutorial is posted in Russian at http://biserok.org/polukruglyie-serge/).

FREE pattern: Peyote Fan Earrings

FREE pattern: Peyote Fan Earrings

Click on the photos below to zoom in.  Visit http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2015/03/free-beading-pattern-peyote-fan-earrings.html to get the original pattern.  To use my modifications, either use 6/0 for the last 3 rows after the two rows of 8/0’s (like the blue-silver version below), or do only one row of 8/0s, followed by a row starting and ending with an 8/0 but with 6/0’s in between, followed by 3 rows of 6/0 for the last 3 rows (like the blue/gold or salmon/silver pieces shown below).

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FREE beading pattern for Enchanted Tree Necklace

Why do I call this the Enchanted Tree Necklace?  Because the reflective resin in the cabochon reminds me of tree bark on a trunk, the necklace strands remind me of leaves, and the fringe reminds me of branches — all elements of a tree.  On top of that, the dark color combination is electric, almost other-worldly and enchanting.  (The lighter color combination is softer, less dramatic, and more reminiscent of peach blossoms).  This design is composed of a netted bezel around an 18x25mm resin cabochon, embelleshed with 4mm crystals and coraled fringe, all hanging from a double St. Petersburg strand on either side.  This pattern demonstrates how to stitch and attach the double St. Petersburg strands, and illustrates the coraling technique used to create the branched fringe (including how to stitch it onto the netted bezel).  This is my favorite design yet using resin 18x25mm opalescent cabochons.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Enchanted Tree Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Enchanted Tree Necklace

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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