Friday, March 25, 2011

New pattern uploaded: Wildflower Bracelet

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Wildflower Bracelet, $4, also available at For those who prefer the larger 6mm bicone crystals, this bracelet is a twist on the hana-ami motif, using larger bicones for the center and smaller 3mm fire-polished beads to fill in the gaps around the edge between the seed beads and 4mm bicones.

Beading Daily has another free ebook

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Free beading patterns on the Web

Here are some more free beading patterns from some very generous designers. 

Tila Bead Square Stitch Bracelet from

Triangle with Net Center at

Sparkling Rivoli Pendant from

Victorian Necklet from Jennifer VanBenschoten of

Odd Count Peyote Fan Earrings from Chris Franchetti Michaels, contributing writer for

Bull's Eye Earrings from

Spring Bling Bracelet at


Dandi at

Pearl Pendant at

Square Stitch Butterfly from

Terracotta Romace at

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New pattern uploaded: Tila Deco Bracelet

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: Tila Deco Bracelet, $4, also available at I used 6mm tigereye beads for the "round bead" but any 6mm bead will work: bicone crystals, fire-polished beads, round druks, pearls, etc.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Special coupon from Red Panda Beads

Red Panda Beads was one of the first online bead shops I found that sold Miyuki's new Tila beads, and today, along with a vast selection of Miyuki Delicas and other Miyuki beads, they have quite the collection of Tila beads for sale.

As a special offer from Red Panda Beads, beaders can receive an extra 15% discount on Tila bead purchases by using the special promo code: around. This promo code can be used during checkout, is a reusable code and can be used on top of regular discounts (all orders over $25 receive free shipping and any orders over $50 get an automatic 10% discount).

Thank you Red Panda!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Some more free beading patterns

Here are a couple more free beading patterns that I found this weekend.

Mikki of The Beaded Carpet has directions up for her lovely Crystal Corners Tila Bead Stitch:

Jann Christiansen's Flower Bud Bracelet Biva Chain:'s How to Make a Beaded Shank Button:'s Peyote Spiral Ring Bracelet:

Diane Master's Leprechaun Tealight Cover:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New FREE pattern: Triangle Weave Band

I just uploaded a new bracelet pattern—the Triangle Weave Band:

For those who have been asking for bigger beads, this one uses size 8 seed beads, size 6mm bicones and size 6mm fire-polished beads. The link to a downloadable PDF is located at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More free beading patterns

Here are a couple more free beading patterns that I have run across:'s Braided Bead Necklace:

Easy Swarovski Star Earrings by Jennifer VanBenschoten (

Netted Butterfly Bracelet at's BlingRing:

And I will have a new free pattern soon :)