Friday, December 17, 2010

Last minute gifts...

Oh, it's going to be a big beading weekend for those who are making baubles for family and friends. If you have more beads than money these days, here are some of the best FREE patterns (in my humble opinion) on the Web, and oh yeah, don't forget to check out my Free Patterns & Tutorials:

Sabine Lippert's Blommor:

Sandra Halpenny's Round Lace Bracelet:

Art Deco Earrings by Alexis:

Jann Christiansen's Sealed With a Kiss Bracelet:

Ruth Kiel's Two Drop Dutch Spiral Necklace:

Ruby's Star Bracelet:

Jennifer VanBenschoten's Modern Brick Stitch Earrings:

Rita Sova's How to Create a Toggle Clasp:

Beki Haley's Flat Undulating Herringbone Bracelet:

Michelle Skobel's Imperial Majesty:

Shanna Steele's Woven Starburst Pendant:

Seeing Stars by Eva Maria Keiser Designs:'s Making a French Hoop Ear Wire:

Sabine Lippert's Little Stars:

Starflower Bracelet by JayCee Designs:'s Tie Chain:

Vicki Star's Herringbone Flower Bracelet:

Jean Power's Lacy Herringbone Bracelet:

Marylo's Mandala Ring:

Mini Kimono Bead by Toika Bridges:

Ruby's Herringbone Bangles:

Princess Earrings by Alexis:

Sandra Halpenny's Tennis Bracelet:

Jann Christiansen's African Helix:

Beki Haley's Spiral Rope Bracelet:'s Beaded Rings:

Ruby's Crystal R.A.W. Bracelet:

Sabine Lippert's Maze Lace:

Sandra Halpenny's Seed & Fire Necklace:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bead & Button project booklets

Bead & Button now offers many of their project booklets as instant PDF downloads. Most are $7.95 and average about 20 pages:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

If you prefer to stay inside and keep warm, there are lots of great snowflake patterns on the Web to keep you busy.

Sandra Halpenny is the queen of the beaded snowflake, and along with a great many snowflake patterns and e-books for sale on her Web site (Sandra D. Halpenny Bead Weaving Patterns), she's also got some freebies up:

Mini Snowflake #1:

and the Mini Snowflake #3:


Michelle Skobel has a free Tila Snowflake Pattern: has a Beaded Snowflake Star Project:

If you know how to crochet, here are instructions for a lovely tatted Bead Snowflake designed by Sharon Briggs: