FREE beading pattern for Bugle Deco Necklace

This design is a geometric V-shaped necklace using Czech #3 (6.4mm) bugle beads and 11/0 seed beads.  It is pictured below with the Bugle Deco Earrings pattern from my previous post as the pendant, but really could be used with any pendant.  As always, when working with bugle beads, I recommend using Fireline to keep the sharp edges of the bugle beads from severing the thread.  When making the pendant for this necklace, I substituted the 6/0-8/0 bead at the top with a regular 11/0 seed bead, since no jump ring has to go through it to attach to the necklace.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Deco Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Deco Necklace

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FREE beading pattern for Bugle Deco Earrings

The geometric angles in this design give it an Art Deco feel from the Roaring Twenties.  These earrings are fairly quick to make, and require round beads or crystals (4mm, 6mm, and 8mm), Czech #3 (6.4mm) bugle beads, 11/0 seed beads, plus an 8/0 or 6/0 bead at the top to put a jump ring through.  This design works equally well with smaller Czech11/0 seed beads (like the orange/gold and aqua/silver examples) or larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads (like the red/bronze and silver/clear examples).  Using the larger TOHO beads result in a slightly more elongated shape.  The last few photos show the pattern works equally well as a pendant to accompany the earrings.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Deco Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Deco Earrings

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Tree Earrings

Even though it is not yet Thanksgiving, I was thinking ahead toward the holidays and wanted to make some 3-D Christmas Tree earrings using twin beads.  I figured if I searched online I might find a pattern or at least an idea for its construction.  To my surprise, after an exhaustive search, I didn’t find anything like what I had in mind.  What I did find was either 2-D, not made from twin beads, or too large for my taste to be an earring.  So I decided to work out a pattern for a small twin-bead 3-D Christmas Tree myself and share it with you all!  The secret to stabilizing the tiers of the tree so that  they don’t shift off-center is the “hidden” bicone crystal placed between the middle and bottom tiers.  The shape of that crystal helps both tiers remain centered around the post, while being only about 5% visible.  I was so happy with how the first pair turned out, I immediately experimented with other color combinations.  I found the pattern worked with either twin beads (like the gold and green examples) or Superduo beads (like the silver and dark blue examples). The Superduo beads seemed to make a slightly “fatter” tree, as the tiers had a little shallower bowl shape than the twin beads.  The last pair I made were the gold trees, where I decided to make a wrapped loop instead of just a simple loop on the last step.  That worked really well to hold the pieces more tightly on the post, and in hindsight, I probably would have done all of them like that.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Tree Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Tree Earrings

Materials used:

  • Light Green twin beads, transparent rainbow 11/0 seed beads, 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm red bicone crystals for the top, and 4mm silver round druk beads for the trunks
  • Silver Superduo beads, red and green silver-lined 11/0 seed beads, 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm round lime green metallic crystals for the top, and silver round druk beads for the trunks.
  • Iris Blue Superduo beads, gold and silver 11/0 seed beads (silver-lined), 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm gold bicone crystals for the top, and 4mm gold pearls for the trunks.
  • Gold twin beads, silver and aqua 11/0 seed beads (silver-lined), 4mm green bicone crystals (hidden), 4mm teal AB bicone crystals for the top, and 4mm gold pearls for the trunks.

Zoom/Print Instructions:

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  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Framed Pearl Drop Earrings

Here is a pattern for some earrings to match the Framed Pearl Drops necklace from my last post.  It requires the same beads, plus two 8/0 seed beads for the jump ring to connect to at the top.  Use the jump ring to connect to either clip or pierced ear hook.  The earrings below were made with Superduo beads that are half bright silver, half crystal (clear), nickel TOHO 8/0, 11/0, and 15/0 seed beads, and dark purple 4mm and 6mm pearls.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drop Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drop Earrings

Zoom/Print Instructions:

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Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Framed Pearl Drops necklace

Here is another lovely necklace design featuring pearl drops framed with seed beads, hanging off a dazzling row of smaller pearls and Superduo beads.  This piece requires 4mm and 6mm pearls or druks, 11/0 and 15/0 TOHO seed beads, and Superduo beads.  I notice when working with metallic colors, mixing darker silver with lighter silver (or darker gold with lighter gold) seems to give a certain depth that I really like.  The necklace below was made with Superduo beads that are half bright silver, half crystal (clear), nickel TOHO 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, and dark purple 4mm and 6mm pearls.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drops

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drops

Zoom/Print Instructions:

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Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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