FREE beading pattern for Pentagon Rivoli Pendant

This is a lovely pendant design, which features a crystal rivoli inside a 5-pointed floral frame.  The pattern requires a 14mm crystal rivoli, 6mm pearls or bicone crystals, Superduo beads, 11/0 seed beads, and jewelry glue for the last step.  I experimented with larger (TOHO) and smaller (Czech) 11/0 seed beads, and both seemed to work equally well.  I included a step at the end to glue the the rivoli back to its beaded cage in the back, because I found that with some of the pieces I made, the rivoli could pop out if you twisted the component hard enough. I used E6000 clear glue for that step (same as pictured in the Materials photo in my DIY Sweater Clip post).  I was able to string the pendant on a chain by inserting a jump ring through the middle of one of the sides of the finished piece.   I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Pentagon Rivoli Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Pentagon Rivoli Pendant

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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

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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

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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

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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).