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 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 Wire Loop Cross

This wire loop cross pendant and necklace is made as a single interconnected piece, and looks fabulous as a short necklace.  It is made using bead stringing wire (0.015in, 0.38mm), crimp beads (6), 11/0 seed beads, 4mm and 6mm round beads, and 4 Superduo beads for the center of the cross.  Instead of transcribing this pattern as a diagram, I decided to create more of a picture tutorial in hopes it would be easier to follow.  This piece can be made fairly quickly, so I was able to make many of them to experiment with different color combinations.  You can use crimping pliers to crimp the beads at steps 7, 8, and 11, but I found just pinching the crimps flat with needle-nose pliers worked just as well, and was easier to do.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross

FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross

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The following photos demonstrate how to make this piece, step by step.

Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2

Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2

Wire Loop Cross: step 3

Wire Loop Cross: step 3

Wire Loop Cross: step 4

Wire Loop Cross: step 4

Wire Loop Cross: step 5

Wire Loop Cross: step 5

Wire Loop Cross: step 6

Wire Loop Cross: step 6

Wire Loop Cross: step 7

Wire Loop Cross: step 7

Wire Loop Cross: step 8

Wire Loop Cross: step 8

Wire Loop Cross: step 9

Wire Loop Cross: step 9

Wire Loop Cross: step 10

Wire Loop Cross: step 10

Wire Loop Cross: step 11

Wire Loop Cross: step 11

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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