Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New pattern uploaded: Rivoli Heart Pendant

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Rivoli Heart Pendant, $4, also available at

This pendant is made by first creating a bezel using the peyote stitch to hold the 12mm rivoli. Next, use netting to add 3mm fire-polished beads and 11/0 seed beads around this rivoli base to form a heart. The pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shipwreck Beads fire-polished bead sale is having a 25% off sale on all Czech fire-polished beads until January 31st. They already have some of the lowest prices I've seen, as well as the largest selection of those tiny 3mm fire-polished beads that I love so much.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New pattern uploaded: Tila Curve Bracelets

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Tila Curve Bracelets, $5, also available at

This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for two bracelets using Miyuki's new Tila beads—one using seed beads, fire-polished beads and Tila beads (top bracelet) and a second using just seed beads and Tila beads (bottom bracelet).

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Free Beaded Heart Patterns

Here are some free beaded heart patterns on the Web. If you know of more, please share!

Ruby's Heart Motif Tutorial:

My Daily Bead's How to Make a Puffy Heart (video): has several Beaded Heart Patterns:

Severine's Le Coeur en 3D (in French):

Rings & Things Beaded Heart Earrings (brick stitch):'s Beaded Crystal Heart:

You can find many more of's Beaded Valentine Hearts by clicking here.

Silverhill Design's Valentine Bracelet (peyote):'s Pendentif Coeur Forever (in French):

Shala Kerrigan's Right Angle Weave Heart Pouch:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up soon!

On my Web site, I have a  Heart Pendant, available for free:

and the double-sided Puffy Heart Pendant pattern is available for $5:

COMING SOON: I'll scour the Web for more fantastic heart patterns and I am almost done writing up the directions for several Tila bead bracelets.