FREE beading pattern for Crystal Petals necklace

I’m back!  Although my posts will likely not be as frequent as before, my hope is that they will still bring inspiration to your beading. Here is a new design that has similar elements as an earlier design of mine called Pearl Petals.  This pattern requires 4mm and 6mm round crystals with 11/0 Czech seed beads (two colors).  In both pieces I chose an accent seed bead color that matched the crystal color, but using a 3rd color instead might be a fun experiment too.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Petals

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Petals

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FREE beading pattern for Diamond Rivoli pendant

I absolutely love this pendant pattern.  You need a 14mm rivoli crystal, 4mm coordinating crystals and pearls, a drop bead, and two colors of 11/0 TOHO seed beads (Japanese 11/0 seed beads might also work, but not the smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads).  Some of the examples below show variations on the drop part of this pendant, which you can experiment with yourself (or even omit if you like).  As opposed to hanging this pendant on a chain, I decided to hang it on 1/4-inch ribbon, finished with crimp ends for clasp.

Note: If you have trouble with the beginning of the pattern, visit http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/PeyoteBezel.html, which has a more detailed picture and diagram tutorial of the same exact process depicted in steps 1 – 6 of this diagram.

FREE beading pattern: Diamond Rivoli Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Diamond Rivoli Pendant

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FREE beading pattern for Regal Earrings

You may have seen similar versions of these earrings on Pinterest, Linda’s Crafty Inspirations Blog (http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2014/05/playing-with-my-beads_6.html), or even Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2rKYnRVXFw), but I had trouble following the pictures or videos posted to get just the right number and size of seed beads to make the design work.  So I came up with a pattern for this design that seems to work consistently, using 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads, 6mm pearls and bicone crystals, surrounding a 10mm round faceted crystal.  Remember to repeat the steps with 15/0 seed beads on both sides of the earring (front and back) as indicated in the pattern, to ensure the larger beads are stable and secured.  This can work nicely as a pendant as well. Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Regal Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Regal Earrings

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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

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Zipper Lace

This design was inspired by a photo of the “Boggle Bangles” bracelet by Deborah Roberti, at http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Patterns/Bobble.html.  This version of the design uses different crystal sizes to curve the motif to form a necklace, which I think resembles an embellished zipper (hence the title of this post).  This piece was made with 3mm silver round crystals, 4mm and 6mm teal round crystals, and 11/0 antique gold seed beads.

FREE beading pattern: Zipper Lace

FREE beading pattern: Zipper Lace

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