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3D Bead Patterns (1/19/2016)

2016 January 19

3D beading can be a challenging, but it is a beading skill that you will be happy you learned. Not everyone wears jewelry, but who wouldn’t want a 3D beaded version of their favorite animal, hobby or object?

3D Peacock

3D Peacock

3D Peacock

http://mk.perles.pagesperso-orange.fr/paon

This cute but stunning Peacock is made with seed beads and wire. The website is in French, but the diagrams look easy to follow. The tail feathers are just adorable!

3D Beaded Stuff

http://www.3dbeadedstuff.com/

Free Tutorial is a place you learn how to do 3D Beading. All you do is to have your own beads & fish line ready and follow the chart patterns step by step. In no time, you will have loads of fun!

Pendant Bead Patterns (1/13/2016)

2016 January 13

Today I’ve got something a bit different. Yes, I’ve done pendants before, but most of these are in different languages. They all have either photographs or illustrations that should get you through making the pendant without translating the words. A new challenge for the new year!

Euphoria

Euphoria

Euphoria Pendant

http://vyolina.skyrock.com/

Rivoli Pendant using seed beads and crystal bicones.

Cantilene

http://vyolina.skyrock.com/

Rivoli Pendant using seed beads and crystal bicones.

Universal Ring Donut

Universal Ring Donut

Universal Ring

http://biserok.org/

Donut or Ring component using seed beads and firepolish beads.

Okno

http://centperles.canalblog.com

Pendant and bail using seed beads and firepolish beads.

SuperDuo Snowflake

SuperDuo Snowflake

SuperDuo Snowflake

http://www.otvet-tyt.info/

Snowflake pendant using SuperDuos and seed beads.

Strawberry Pendant

http://www.nbeads.com/learning-center/

Strawberry pendant using crystals and seed beads.

by Julie Hunkar

Seed Bead Patterns (1/5/2016)

2016 January 5

Happy New  Year!! Sorry if you missed me last week. Today, I have some seed bead patterns – 2 bracelets, 2 earrings and 2 necklaces. Start your New Year with some new jewelry!!

Cranberry Mint Spritzer Bracelet

Cranberry Mint Spritzer Bracelet

Cranberry Mint Spritzer Bracelet

http://www.artbeads.com/learning-center-types-of-jewelry.html

The colors of our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are fascinating and fashionable and work wonderfully in patterns. Cheri used the colors in our Cranberry Bog Designer Blend to create the pattern for this herringbone bracelet. The result is a fabulous bracelet that looks refreshing and delicious.

RAW Silky Bead Bangle Bracelet

http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Beading-Projects.html

While trying to design something with the Czech Glass Silky Beads, I found myself working them in a Right Angle Weave. It actually started in a strip like I make the RAW Beaded Beads. So after working several squares, I decided that I could make it into a bangle and that it should slip over the wrist without a clasp!

Bead Crochet Tips and Tricks (12/24/2015)

2015 December 24

While Bead Crochet is a mystery to me, I know there are those of you who love it. Instead of actual patterns, I’ve gathered basic tutorials, how-to’s, tips and techniques. Even if you are a experienced, I hope you learn something that helps!

How to Crochet a Bead Rope

How to Crochet a Bead Rope

How to Crochet a Bead Rope

http://im-in-the-loop.blogspot.com/

Even if you’ve crocheted for a long time, using beads creates a whole new dimension. Here’s a little photo tutorial for how to crochet a bead rope. If this is the first time you’ve tried this, feel free to start with larger beads strung on yarn until you get the rhythm of it.

How To Straighten C-lon Cord Macrame, Bead Crochet, Weaving

http://beadcrochetlessons.blogspot.com/

When designing a color pattern for a bead crochet rope, I sometimes unravel the entire project and start over. The cord will be very “squiggly” and that makes it difficult to crochet the rope again. I could move the beads to the other end and cut off that part; but, why do that when you can easily straighten the cord with a simple method you can apply to any nylon cord.

Chain Maille Tutorials (12/22/2015)

2015 December 22

 I found a BUNCH of chain maille patterns for you today – some I have never seen or heard of. Designers are getting really creative with new weaves and including all kinds of beads, colors, etc. in them. I especially like the 3D Christmas Tree.

Viper Basket Weave

Viper Basket Weave

11 Free Chain Maille Tutorials

http://www.udelovichchainmaille.com/

11 different PDF tutorials including Rolling Byzantine, Viper Basket Weave, Loopy Loop, Circles, Celtic Squares, Queens Links (Box Chain), Celtic Mandala, Drop Pearl Bracelet, Rivoli Bracelet, Pearl Cuff and Fyre Worm.

Box Chain Tutorial

http://www.craftycristian.com/

For this tutorial you will need rings with an aspect ratio (AR= inner diameter – ID divided by the wire diameter – WD) of at least 3.8 and two pairs of chain nose pliers. For both methods, I will use rings with WR=0,95 mm and ID=4 mm.