Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New free pattern from Centperles blog

If you can read French, or even if you can't but can follow along with the illustrations, Centperles blog has a new free pattern out called Marigold. To download the PDF, just click on the text "Marigold" underneath the phrase "et en PDF" below the photo:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New pattern uploaded: the Holiday Earrings

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Holiday Earrings, $3.25, also available at Bead-patterns.com:

 The pattern is for both pair of earrings. They work up fast and make great gifts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Octagonal Ornament

Still experimenting with turning my earring patterns into holiday ornaments. For this ornament, I used my Octagonal Earrings pattern with the following changes:

  • Instead of 8 feet of 6 lb. FireLine, I used 2 yards of 8 lb. FireLine.
  • Instead of 11/0 seed beads, I used 8/0 seed beads.
  • Instead of 3mm fire-polished beads, I used 4mm fire-polished beads
  • Instead of 4mm bicone crystals, I used 6mm bicone crystals.
  • I used a larger 4mm jump ring, which I attached to a hook.
  • In Step 22 and Step 24, I went back around through the beads again to make the ornament stiffer and less floppy.
It's about 2.25 inches long and 1.5 inches wide:

Friday, November 5, 2010

New pattern uploaded: the Holiday Bracelet & Medallion

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Holiday Bracelet & Medallion, $5.00, also available at Bead-patterns.com:

The bracelet is made by first creating 5-7 separate rivoli medallions by encasing each rivoli in a peyote bezel and using netting to add seed beads, bicone crystals and glass pearls around the bezel. You then join these medallions together. Directions for matching medallion included.

Monday, November 1, 2010