Sunday, December 14, 2014

Craving Crystal Necklace


Craving Crystal Necklace

The Craving Crystal Necklace pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions. I used bicone crystals and round beads because I liked the way they looked together but you can use any bead type and shape you wish as long as the beads are 4mm in size. Click on a picture for more details at AroundTheBeadingTable.com.

It matches the Craving Crystal pattern uploaded earlier that includes directions for four bands and two pair of earrings:

Craving Crystal bands and earrings

Thursday, December 4, 2014

FREE SuperDuo pattern: Starlight!

The Starlight pattern can be used to make a pendant or ornament. It’s a great stash-buster!

Downloadable PDF at the bottom of the page HERE:
http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/Starlight.html


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crystal bead pattern now FREE!

Hana-Ami Bracelets pattern

The Hana-Ami Bracelets pattern is the very first tutorial that I ever wrote—over ten years ago! Since then, I have used this Japanese Hana-Ami motif in a number of patterns, and the triangle weave stitch technique still remains one of my personal favorites.

Free step-by-step instructions and downloadable PDF at the bottom of the page HERE: http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/HanaAmiBracelets.html

Thursday, November 13, 2014

new SuperDuo pattern for sale: Maya Bands


Maya Bands


The Maya Bands pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for making three fun SuperDuo bands.

Here are some more pictures:

Maya Bands
Maya Bands
Maya Bands

Monday, November 3, 2014

new pattern for sale: Cosmos Necklace and Earrings


Cosmos Necklace and Earrings

Use SuperDuos, SuperUnos, size 11/0 seed beads, any type 4mm beads and 6-9mm accent beads (for the center drop) to create this necklace and matching earrings. This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions and matches the Cosmos Bracelet and Earrings pattern released earlier.

Instructions are also incuded for attaching the center beaded motif to a chain rather than creating a beaded chain:

Cosmos Necklace

Payable through Paypal or major credit card for instant PDF download.
Also available for sale via credit card without Paypal at Bead-Patterns.com:
 
Cosmos Necklace

Friday, October 17, 2014

now free! Bow Tie crystal bracelet pattern


free Bow Tie Bracelet pattern

copyright 2005 Deborah Roberti

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 125 size 11/0 seed beads or Delica beads
• About 17 size 3mm beads (of any type, or size 8/0 seed beads or size 8/0 Delica beads)
• About 72 size 4mm fire-polished beads
• About 34 size 4mm bicone crystals
• clasp

Beads Used in Photo Above:
Top (purple):
• About 125 size 11/0 Delica beads: Lt. Gold DB-34. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 17 size size 8/0 Delica beads: Dark Gold Plated DBL-034. Can be purchased online at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 72 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Iris Purple. Can be purchased at FireMountainGems.com.
• About 34 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Amethyst. Can be purchased online at AnyBeads.com.

Bottom (black):

• About 125 size 11/0 seed beads: Duracoat Champagne Miyuki Rocailles 11RR4204. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 17 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Matte Metallic Flax. Can be purchased at Etsy.com.
• About 72 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Jet. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 34 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Jet from AnyBeads.com or Jet Czech bicones from RedPandaBeads.com.




Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards Nymo, C-Lon or Fireline.

String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a 3mm bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:



Step 2: Go back around through the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead that you strung in the last step:



Step 3: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go back down through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:



Step 4: Continue on down through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 5: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go up through the 3mm bead and out through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 6: String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a 3mm bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead.

Go around and up through the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 7: Go back down through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 8: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go up through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:



Step 9: Continue on up through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 10: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go down through the 3mm bead and out through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 11: String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a 3mm bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead.

Go around and down through the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 12: Go back up through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 13: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go down through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:



Step 14: Continue on down through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 15: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go up through the 3mm bead and out through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 16: Repeat steps 6 to 15 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp.

Step 17: To close off the end of the bracelet, string a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead.

Go around and up through the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 18: Continue back around through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 19: To attach the clasp, string four size 11 seed beads, go through your clasp and back through the last seed bead that you just strung (the 4th seed bead).

String 3 more seed beads and go back down through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED).



Go through these seed beads and the clasp several more times to reinforce your attachment to the clasp. Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Repeat Step 19 to attach the other end of the clasp. If your bracelet seems a bit too short, just add more seed beads at the end when attaching the clasp.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cube Bracelet pattern facelift

Was playing with the gorgeous Toho hybrid 4mm cube beads this summer and discovered that because the Toho cube holes are so much bigger than the Miyuki cube bead holes, they just swallow up the size 11 seed beads in my Cube Bracelet pattern

So... I used size 8 seed beads and 6mm instead of 4mm fire-polished beads and the result was a heavier, more substantial band so I added the variation to my pattern. 


http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Patterns/CubeBracelet.html


Details and beads used here: http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Patterns/CubeBracelet.html

Betsy at RedPandaBeads.com has the Toho hybrid cubes listed if you want to look at all the pretty colors: http://www.redpandabeads.com/category_s/2688.htm. I love them!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Free pattern: Easy Crystal Bracelet


Easy Crystal Bracelet

Easy Crystal Bracelet
(copyright 2006 Deborah Roberti)

Materials:
  • 3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6lb FireLine, whichever is your preference
  • About 100 size 11/0 seed beads or Delica beads
  • About 78 size 4mm Color1 beads (can be any bead type—bicone, round, fire-polished, etc.)
  • About 78 size 4mm Color2 beads (can be any bead type—bicone, round, fire-polished, etc.)
  • clasp
Beads used in photo above:

Top (green and black):
• About 100 size 11/0 Delica beads: Opaque Black DB-10. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 78 size 4mm Color1 beads: Swarovski bicones - Khaki. Can be purchased online at FireMountainGems.com
• About 78 size 4mm Color2 beads: Swarovski bicones - Jet Can be purchased from AnyBeads.com or Jet Czech bicones from RedPandaBeads.com.

Bottom (turquoise and green opal):
• About 100 size 11/0 seed beads: Duracoat Champagne Miyuki Rocailles 11RR4204. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 78 size 4mm Color1 beads: Swarovski bicones - Pacific Opal. Can be purchased online at AnyBeads.com.
• About 78 size 4mm Color2 beads: Czech rounds - Opaque Turquoise-Picasso. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.


Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards of Nymo, C-Lon or FireLine.

String a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead.

Leaving a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:



Step 2: Go back through the Color2 bead, the seed bead, the Color2 bead and the seed bead:



Step 3: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead. Go around and up through the seed bead you exited at the beginning of this step (highlighted in RED):



Step 4: Continue back on through the Color2 bead, the seed bead, the Color2 bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step:



Step 5: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead. Go around and down through the seed bead that you exited at the beginning of this step (highlighted in RED):



Step 6: Continue back on through the Color2 bead, the seed bead, the Color2 bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step:



Step 7: Repeat Steps 3 to 6 until your bracelet is about a half-inch short of the length you want it (not including the clasp).



Step 8: Go back through the Color1 bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 9: String a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead. Go through the next seed bead on the row below (highlighted in RED):



Step 10: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead. Go though the next seed bead on the row below (highlighted in RED):



Step 11: Repeat steps 9 and 10 until you get to the end of the bracelet:



Step 12: Go around through the Color1 bead, the seed bead, the Color2 bead and the seed bead (highlighted in RED):



Step 13: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead. Go through the seed bead on the row above (highlighted in RED):



Step 14: String a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead. Go though the next seed bead on the row above (highlighted in RED):



Step 15: Repeat steps 13 and 14 until you come to the end of the bracelet:



Step 16: Go through Color2 bead and exit out of the seed bead:



Step 17: To attach the clasp, string two seed beads, go through your clasp and back through the last seed bead that you just strung. String another seed bead and go back through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step, forming a circle.



Go through these seed beads and the clasp several times to reinforce it. Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Thread your needle with the tail thread from step 1. Repeat step 17 to attach the other end of the clasp. If your bracelet seems a bit too short, just add more seed beads at both ends when attaching the clasp.