FREE beading pattern for Pentagon Rivoli Pendant

This is a lovely pendant design, which features a crystal rivoli inside a 5-pointed floral frame.  The pattern requires a 14mm crystal rivoli, 6mm pearls or bicone crystals, Superduo beads, 11/0 seed beads, and jewelry glue for the last step.  I experimented with larger (TOHO) and smaller (Czech) 11/0 seed beads, and both seemed to work equally well.  I included a step at the end to glue the the rivoli back to its beaded cage in the back, because I found that with some of the pieces I made, the rivoli could pop out if you twisted the component hard enough. I used E6000 clear glue for that step (same as pictured in the Materials photo in my DIY Sweater Clip post).  I was able to string the pendant on a chain by inserting a jump ring through the middle of one of the sides of the finished piece.   I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Pentagon Rivoli Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Pentagon Rivoli Pendant

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FREE beading pattern for Superduo Leaf Drops Necklace

This design is made entirely from Superduos and 11/0 seed beads. You can either use two colors to alternate the leaf drops, or a single color — both yield nice results. There is a variation included in the pattern that uses seed beads in place of the horizontal Superduo in each leaf drop (where the leaf drop cinches together). If using two colors, there are two different ways to alternate them, which is also shown in the pattern. The materials and variations I used in these pieces are listed below. I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Superduo Leaf Drops Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Superduo Leaf Drops Necklace

Here are the materials, pattern variations, and color variations used in the pieces below.

Materials Pattern Variation Color Variation
Turquoise and Bronze necklace:

  • 11/0 frosted translucent rainbow peacock seed beads
  • 11/0 bronze TOHO seed beads
  • Apollo Gold Superduos
  • Matte turquoise green vitrail Czech Twin beads
Original Pattern Color Variation 1
Black and White necklace:

  • 11/0 Opaque white rainbow seed beads
  • 11/0 black seed beads
  • White Luster Twin beads
  • Black Superduos
Original Pattern Color Variation 2
Bronze and Tavertine necklace:

  • 11/0 Opaque iris bronze seed beads
  • Chalk Travertine Superduos
Pattern Variation One color of seed beads
One color of Superduos
Light Aqua and Green necklace:

  • 11/0 Silver lined rainbow light aqua seed beads
  • 11/0 Silver lined rainbow light green seed beads
  • Crystal AB Superduos
Pattern Variation Color variation 1
One color of Superduos

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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 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.

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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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