FREE beading pattern for Lorraine Earrings

This is an earring pattern that coordinates with the Lorraine Necklace design in my last post.  Like the necklace, it also requires 11/0 seed beads, 4mm pearls or crystals, 6mm & 8mm pearls (or round beads), and Superduo or twin beads.  A 6/0 or 8/0 bead is used at the top to attach the earring to an ear hook or clip with a jump ring.  If you choose to use 4mm crystals that are not bicone  (i.e. like the black/gold piece below, where the crystals are more oval), a slight adjustment to the pattern is needed.  If using oval crystals, then at steps 5 and 6 where you see 2 seed beads in a row, use only one.  Below the picture is a list of materials I used in the three pieces shown.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Lorraine Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Lorraine Earrings

11/0 seed beads 4mm beads/crystals 6mm/8mm beads Superduos or twins
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined light peach translucent Light pink AB bicone crystals Off-white pearls Clear AB Superduo beads
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined translucent rainbow gold Black AB round crystals Glossy black round beads Matte gold Superduo beads
TOHO silver (galvanized aluminum) Dark blue pearls Dark blue pearls Half-silver/half-clear Superduo beads

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FREE beading pattern for Lorraine Necklace

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New pattern!

This is my latest necklace design, entitled Lorraine Necklace.  It requires 11/0 seed beads, 4mm pearls or crystals, 6mm & 8mm pearls (or round beads), and Superduo or twin beads.  If you choose to use 4mm crystals that are not bicone  (i.e. like the black/gold piece below, where the crystals are more oval), a slight adjustment to the pattern is needed.  If using oval crystals, then at steps 16 and 17 where you see 2 seed beads in a row, use only one.  Below the picture is a list of materials I used in the three pieces shown.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Lorraine Necklace

11/0 seed beads 4mm beads/crystals 6mm/8mm beads Superduos or twins
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined light peach translucent Light pink AB bicone crystals Off-white pearls Clear AB Superduo beads
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined translucent rainbow gold Black AB round crystals Glossy black round beads Matte gold Superduo beads
TOHO silver (galvanized aluminum) Dark blue pearls Dark blue pearls Half-silver/half-clear Superduo beads

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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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FREE beading pattern for Lotus Lace Earrings

I absolutely love this new Lotus Lace earring design.  It requires 11/0 seed beads, 2x5mm 2-hole Superduo or twin beads, and 6mm pearls or round beads.  This pattern also includes a “shorter variation” (shown in the light blue, white, and silver earrings below) as an alternative to the longer version.  This pattern works equally well with either smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads, or with larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, and works with either Superduo or twin beads.

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Earrings

Here is a list of materials used in the various color combinations I experimented with:

11/0 seed beads Superduos or twins 6mm round beads
Czech gold Apollo Gold Superduos Czech druks, opaque satin copper
Czech silver White Luster twins green adventurine (natural stone)
TOHO nickel Silver Superduos Light violet Pearls
Delica nickel Silver Superduos Dark Iris Blue Druks
Czech silver Light Blue Luster Superduos Ivory Pearls
TOHO Bronze Black Superduos Black Druks
TOHO Bronze Transparent Amethyst Luster Superduos Transparent Amethyst Luster Druks

 
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