FREE beading pattern for Honeycomb Net necklace

This is my first design using Honeycomb (2-hole hexagon) beads!  The pattern works equally well with Silky (2-hole diamond-shaped beads, shown in the red and black pieces) instead of Honeycomb beads (shown in the green and purple pieces).  The pattern employs a simple netting technique with some accents, and requires 6mm 2-hole Honeycomb or Silky beads, 11/0 seed beads (1 – 4 colors), and 4mm round crystals (optional).  The red and light gold piece below shows how the design looks when 11/0 seed beads are used in place of the 4mm round crystals around the edge.  The purple/silver and green/gold examples use 4 colors of seed beads: one accent color matching the Honeycomb beads, plus 3 different colors, dark-to-light, to create a gradient in the netting.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Honeycomb Net

FREE beading pattern: Honeycomb Net

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Cascade Earrings

Here is an earring design to coordinate with the Christmas Cascade Necklace from my last post.  The earrings were made using metallic gold 11/0 TOHO seed beads and Czech fire-polished dipped decor round crystals (6mm emerald green, and 4mm garnet red).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Cascade Necklace

This is a new design, beaded up in festive Christmas colors with elements resembling Christmas tree garlands.  In this piece, I used metallic gold 11/0 TOHO seed beads and Czech fire-polished dipped decor round crystals (6mm emerald green, and 4mm in 3 colors: emerald green, garnet red, and opaque-to-translucent metallic gold).  The diagram illustrates how to make the necklace in 3 rows, including clasp.  This design works best as a short necklace.  (The example below is about 15 inches long, which required 18 6mm crystals, 18 4mm green crystals, 19 4mm gold crystals, and 76 4mm red crystals). I plan to post another pattern for matching earrings soon.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Necklace

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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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FREE beading pattern for Alexia Necklace

This necklace coordinates nicely with the Alexia Bracelet from my last post.  It requires the same beads (11/0 seed beads and Czech #3 bugle beads), but the 11/0 seed beads must be large enough so that their length is the same (or greater than) the width of the bugle bead.  Like the Alexia Bracelet, this necklace is 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.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Necklace

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