Thursday, March 29, 2012

Having fun with Pinterest

Those of you who follow my blog know that I love to find free beading tutorials and Pinterest has quite the bounty. If you are on Pinterest, you can find more free pattern links on my Pinterest Beading Tutorials board, and if not, here are a few beauties:

Amberle by BeeJang at

Greta by Krisztina CsapĆ³ at

White Pearl Rope – Tubular Herringbone Bead Weaving by MyAmari at

...and Double Flat Spiral Stitch Tutorial by MyAmari at

Tila Temptation Bracelet from

Color Blocks Cuff Bracelet by Marilyn Gardiner at

... and Marilyn Gardiner's Marching Cubes Bracelet at

...and Marilyn Gardiner's Diamonds Bracelet at

Tesserae Earrings by Marcia DeCoster at

Pendant Tutorial at

Vintage Pendant Tutorial at

Renaissance Diamond Chain Collar at

Beaded Spider Tutorial by Kathy L. Shaw at

Trihex by Alexis at

Monday, March 26, 2012

New pattern uploaded: Lacy Medallion

I just uploaded a new pattern to my Web site: the Lacy Medallion, $4.00, also available at

Some beaders have asked for a medallion pattern using a BIG rivoli so here is a pattern for a size 18mm rivoli.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Captured Crystal Cubes Earrings has a wonderful tutorial up for the most beautiful earrings—Captured Crystal Cubes Earrings:

I bought some of these vintage 14mm square rivolis on eBay some time ago. The tabac and seal stones (shown below) are particularly beautiful. Beading in the Rain has a great selection:

And you can find more by searching eBay, Google, Etsy and Artfire for "SWAROVSKI 4650". There used to be quite a few around but they seem to be disappearing fast.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New free beading pattern links

With help from Pinterest, here are some more links to free beading patterns and tutorials on the internet!

Beadaholique's How to make a Beaded Tassel video:'s Embroidery Cabochon Tutorial:

Art Deco Style Tila Bead Bracelet by Chris Franchetti Michaels:

... and Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings:

 ...and Tila Bead and Magatamas Lace Necklace Tutorial:

 La Bella Joya's Woven and Wire Wrapped Bracelet:

...and Looking Glass Pendant:'s Tubular Netting Tutorial:

Inspirational Beading's Chevron Chain with Tilas bracelet:

 ... and Potawatomi Daisy Chain:

BeeJang's Reyna:

... and Festus:

... and Evelina:

... and Herringbone Bracelet:

... and Vaire:

Some beautiful work from wonderful designers! Well done!