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 necklace Bugle Triangles

This stringed sequence of triangles makes for a lovely geometric necklace design. There are no substitutions on this pattern: only Czech #3 bugle beads (6.4mm) with 10/0 seed beads will work.  (I tried 11/0, but the resulting triangles were not flat).  You also need a small number of 15/0 beads (3 for each triangle) to make all the connections, and to weave these triangles together with one continuous thread.  It is highly recommended that you use Fireline for this pattern, otherwise the sharp edges of the bugle beads are likely to sever your thread. I included a variation (orange) that uses 4mm pearls between triangles, and although that gives a nice accent, I like the original design (purple) a bit better because of the “S” curve of 10/0 edge beads that start from the previous triangle and continue around the top of the next triangle.  Stay tuned: the next post will include a pattern for matching earrings!

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Triangles

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Triangles

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Twin Rivoli

This is a great pattern for framing a 14mm crystal rivoli in a twin bead bezel.  Although I’ve seen photos of similar Superduo bead bezels, I hadn’t come across any patterns for them, so I decided to create one.  (I included a photo of what the back looks like, just for reference).  The strand part of the necklace is also something I haven’t seen done with twin beads, but I like how narrow the strand is and how it brings in elements from the bezel.  I liked this design so much I made a variation with 3 purple rivolis with lovely results.  This piece was made with gold-lined 15/0 beads, black and gold-lined 11/0 seed beads, matte gold twin beads, 4mm champagne bicone crystals, a black drop bead, and a Swarovski 14mm “golden shadow” crystal rivoli.  My next post will include matching earrings.

FREE beading pattern:Twin Rivoli

FREE beading pattern:Twin Rivoli

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FREE beading pattern for Crystal Net Earrings

As promised, here is a pattern for earrings that coordinate with the Crystal Net necklace pattern in my last post.  These earrings employ a lovely color combination arranged in a flowery wheel pattern, each made from copper and purple 11/0 seed beads with 4mm purple AB bicone crystals, a 6mm purple AB bicone crystal, and a 6/0 copper seed bead at the top for attaching a jump ring.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Net Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Net Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Crystal Net

This is a fairly easy pattern modified from a similar pattern I originally found on another blog (http://cartonsetperles.canalblog.com/archives/2011/04/19/20928261.html).  It uses two rows of stitching to make the basic netting pattern, plus a 3rd row to even out and stabilize the edge.  I love the color combination in this piece, made using copper and purple 11/0 seed beads with 4mm and 6mm purple AB crystals. Stay tuned for next post, where I’ll share a pattern for matching earrings!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Net

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Net

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