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 Sunburst Rivoli Earrings

This is an earring pattern to coordinate with the Sunburst Rivoli Pendant in my last post.  Each component requires a 12mm rivoli, 2-hole triangle beads, 4mm bicone crystals, with 15/0 and 11/0 Miyuki seed beads.  I tried this pattern with Czech 11/0 seed beads in the aqua/silver piece below, which did work, but the Miyuki’s were a bit more uniform and worked a bit better.  The 6/0 or 8/0 seed bead at the top allows you to loop a jump ring through so the component can be attached to an ear clip or hook, but this is optional if you prefer to glue a post to the back instead.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Sunburst Rivoli Pendant

This is my first experiment with 2-hole triangle beads, as well as my first design using a large (20mm) rivoli.  This pattern only works with 11/0 Miyuki seed beads, and also requires 15/0 seed beads and 4mm crystals.  I strung the pendant on 0.015in beading wire, making two loops  through 6/0 seed beads to create a “bow” shape above the pendant.  To match the strung part of the necklace with the pendant, I used 6mm crystals the same color as the 2-hole triangle beads.  (Although the diagram only includes steps for making the pendant, you can examine the photos to determine stringing pattern for the rest of the necklace).  The pendant can also be hung on a cord, chain, or ribbon instead, if desired.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Pendant

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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 Alexia Earrings

Here is an earring design to coordinate with the Alexa Bracelet and Alexia Necklace from previous posts.  But instead of arranging the components consecutively in a chain, I arranged them to hang off a beaded chain, overlapping each other, more like leaves off a stem.  This gives them a bit more dangle and movement.  Like the Alexia Bracelet and Necklace, these earrings are light-weight, and the twisted silver-lined bugle beads give it some sparkle and depth of color.  Always use Fireline when working with bugle beads so as not to sever the thread.  In the examples below, I used Dyna-Mite seed beads (from firemountaingems.com), and twisted Czech #3 bugle beads from Hobby Lobby.  One of the photos shows how the pattern can be easily extended to create a longer earring.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Earrings

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