Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Free Twin bead patterns

A while ago, a beader asked me if I had tried Preciosa Ornela's new Twin beads. I finally bought some and am anxious to play with them this weekend. These two-holed, oval glass beads measure about 2.5 by 5mm and come in a wide variety of colors. I bought mine from Kandra's Beads but they are now available at and

If you are on Facebook, you can find several free Twin bead tutorials by "liking" the Preciosa Ornela Facebook page, and then clicking on PROJECTS on the left where you'll find a great many PDFs available for download.

You can also find PDFs on the Preciosa Ornela website but it can be a bit tricky to find the download links. You have to click your way to the "Projects" section, scroll down and when you find the Project you like, click on "more" and the download PDF link is under the text, "Files & Links":

Here are some more wonderful FREE Twin bead patterns that I have run across on the web:

Gemini Bracelet by Jane Cruz at

Sasha Si's Preciosa TWIN Rivoli Pendant Tutorial:'s free 20 minute video on "How to Bead Weave a Twin Bead Bracelet Using a Circular Stitch":

Simone's Twin BB:

BeeJang's Clarissa: