FREE beading pattern for Trinity Necklace

This design is all about groups of three, which inspired its title.  This pattern requires 6mm and 4mm round beads or pearls, 6mm bicone crystals, and 1 or 2 colors of 11/0 seed beads.  Smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads work just as well as larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads do with this design.  Using the larger seed beads results in slightly larger triangle components.  This difference can be seen in both close-up images, which show the smaller seed bead components above the larger seed bead components for comparison.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Trinity Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Trinity Necklace

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FREE beading pattern for Tudor Cross Pendant

I really love how this pendant turned out!  It comes in two flavors: Diamond-shaped and Cross-shaped.  Both require Superduos, 4mm and 6mm round beads or pearls, and 11/0 seed beads.  When experimenting with different color combinations, I found that a higher-contrast seed bead color accentuated the outline of the cross-shape better.  Between the smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads and larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, I found the smaller ones worked slightly better.  However, larger TOHO beads still worked in this pattern (see the dark copper and bronze examples below).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Tudor Cross Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Tudor Cross Pendant


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DIY Sweater Clip in 3 Easy Steps

This is a bit different from previous posts, as this beading project utilizes pliers and glue instead of needle and thread.  I have been on the look-out for a nice sweater clip for my open-front sweaters (or even a cape clip or dress clip I can use as a sweater clip).  I prefer the clips to be close together to cinch in at the waist, but most of the clips I’ve found are too far apart for that.  So I found a way to make my own, and I absolutely love them!  They hold thick or thin sweaters without snagging, and can be created with casual or formal looks.  The materials are inexpensive, and these sweater clips make great Christmas gifts.  I hope you enjoy this project!

DIY Sweater Clip

DIY Sweater Clip Using Double-Link Beads

DIY Sweater Clip

Sweater Clips


Materials

  • 2 large flat-back beads (can be single-link, double-link, or single-hole flat beads)
  • 2 clip-on earring backs
  • jewelry or metal glue
  • jump rings and pliers
  • chain (optional)
DIY Sweater Clip Materials

DIY Sweater Clip Materials

Step 1:

Glue the earring clips to the back of the beads.  For single-link or single-hole beads, earring clip should point towards the link or hole.  For double-link beads, earring clip should point in between the links.

DIY Sweater Clip - Step 1

DIY Sweater Clip – Step 1

Step 2:

Bend the ends of the earring clips 90-degrees in.  This allows the clip to grab and not slip off the sweater, and to hold without snagging.

DIY Sweater Clip - Step 2

DIY Sweater Clip – Step 2

For greater grip, you can snip out a small section at the end of the clip to create two teeth, using wire cutters:

DIY Sweater Clip: step 2b

DIY Sweater Clip: Step 2b

Step 3:

Connect the two beads using jump rings and chains, with the clips facing outwards.  If using single-hole flat beads, connect them with a wire first (with a loop at each end), then add a chain via jump rings.

DIY Sweater Clip - Step 3a

DIY Sweater Clip – Step 3a

DIY Sweater Clip - Step 3b

DIY Sweater Clip – Step 3b

More Examples:

DIY Sweater Clip

Sweater Clip Using Single-Hole Beads

DIY Sweater Clip

Sweater Clip Using Link Beads

FREE beading pattern for Twin Flanked Drop Earrings

Here is a simple earring pattern to coordinate with the Twin Flanked Drops necklace design from a previous post.  Materials required are the same as the necklace, plus a couple of 6/0 or 8/0 seed beads and jump rings for connecting the earring to an earring hook or clip. (Refer to my Twin Flanked Drops necklace post for the list of beads used in these two color schemes).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Twin Flanked Drop Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Twin Flanked Drop Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Twin Flanked Drops necklace

Here is another necklace design using Superduos with round beads.  This pattern requires 4mm and 6mm round beads or crystals, Superduos or twin beads (2-hole), and 11/0 seed beads (up to 3 colors).  The piece below was made using 4mm and 6mm ice blue Czech crystals, light blue rainbow transparent 11/0 seed beads, and silver Superduo beads.  The floral-colored piece was made using 4mm and 6mm dusty pink cats-eye glass beads, white Superduo beads, and three colors of 11/0 seed beads (matte purple rainbow, transparent rainbow lime green, and white). I chose very different color combinations to show how the design looks more formal with classic silver/blue, and more casual and colorful with the floral colors.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Twin Flanked Drops

FREE beading pattern: Twin Flanked Drops

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