Here are some great two-hole bead patterns. Most of them are paid tutorials, but they don’t cost much. Sometimes it’s great to have a bead pattern written by a professional bead teacher with clear instructions and numerous pictures and/or illustrations. We love the 2 hole beads, don’t we?
http://wescottjewelry.com/ Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:18:41 -0700
I was very perplexed by the new Piggy bead shape. It’s bowl-shaped with two holes going through the bottom of the bowl. One hole is centered, while the other one is off to one side. This makes a weird cup/petal/bowl thing and, even less flattering, it’s named after a pig’s snout… I was not at all sure how I felt about these oddball beads.
http://beadorigami.blogspot.com/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:12:00 -0800
When I first started working with these etched melon beads, I knew that I wanted to feature them in some kind of round beaded bead. I chose the structure of an octahedron to give a medium-sized beaded bead of less than 1″ in diameter, however I spent a bunch of time experimenting with possible embellishments on this design. Several of my prototypes featured several layers of seed beads, which, while very pretty, detracted from the textures and colors of the etched melon beads.
I’ve found a variety of patterns for you today – most of them veer off into the unusual, not the typical colors or patterns. You can beadweave bracelets, necklaces and earrings – what can’t you make with seed beads?
http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/ Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:51:00 -0800
This simple peyote pattern actually started with the beautiful center carnelian piece. I have a few of them sitting on my bead table that I’ve definitely been hoarding for some time… I think Carnelian ranks right up there as one of my absolutely favorite stones. I absolutely love it’s rich, honey tone. I could not resist showcasing the photos of the bracelet draped over a rock…
http://beadsmagic.com/ Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Free pattern for beaded necklace Tender Blue. You need seed beads 11/0 and bugles seed beads.
I don’t use Herringbone or Ndebele stitch as much as I should. You can do a lot of interesting projects with it: flat, tubular, twisted, etc. You can embellish it and add inclusions. If you’ve let this stitch slip from regular use, maybe one of these patterns will get you started again.
http://beadmavens.blogspot.com/ Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:01:00 -0700
This could also be made as a bangle without the large beads but if you are making it with a clasp the stopper I use is a rubber earring back…great for holding things onto headpins until you’re ready to finish. The working tube is just a cord or a dowel or a piece of tubing that is removed once you’ve finished beading. In this case it stops the headpin falling into the tube of herringbone.
http://beadingdaily.com/ Aug 2012