Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Citara Bracelet Pattern

This beautiful bracelet is made with the new Arrow beads. It will make a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Both for dress up and every day casual.
The Pattern is Free on this Website.
To Purchase a Downloadable PDF: Click HERE



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A = Preciosa seed beads “rocailles” 11°, 40* beads

R = Arrow beads 5 x 8, 6 arrows beads*

C = 2 mm Fire-Polished crystals, #15119001, 18* beads

Nymo D, C-Lon Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound), #11 or #12 beading needle

*Beads counts are per repeat (Unit), each Unit is about 1-1/4 inches.

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. I used Fireline 6lb. crystal.  Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.

1. Pick up 1C, 3A, 2C, 2A, go with thread forward through the 1st C, 3 A and 2 C beads just added in this step.

2. Pick up 4A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, go with thread forward through the 4th A bead and then up through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads (of the 4A) just added in this step.

3. Pick up 1C, go with thread forward through the top hole of the 1st R bead, step #2.

4. Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead in step #2, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.

5. Pick up 1C, go with thread forward through the next R bead in step #2.

6. a) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead in step #2, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread forward through the next R bead in step #2.

7. a) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead in step #2, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread forward through the next R bead in step #2.
c) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead in step #2, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
d) Pick up 1C, go with thread forward through the next R bead in step #2.

8. a) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead in step #2, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread down through the last R bead in step #2 and the 2 C beads, step #1 or step #9.
Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration through your bracelet, coming out with thread down through the 1 C bead, step #6b. Please note: you will go through 4 A beads in center circle.

9. Pick up 3A, 2C, go with thread down through the 3rd R bead in step #2, the 1 C bead, step #6b, and forward through all the beads just added in this step.

10. Pick up 4A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1A, 1R, go with thread forward through the 4th A bead and then up through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads (of the 4A) just added in this step.

11. a) Pick up 1C, go with thread up through the last R bead, step #10.
b) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread through the A bead in step #10, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
c) Pick up 1C, go with thread through the next R bead in step #10.

12. a) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread through the A bead in step #10, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread through the next R bead in step #10.
c) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread through the A bead in step #10, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
d) Pick up 1C, go with thread through the next R bead in step #10.
e) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread through the A bead in step #10, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
f) Pick up 1C, go with thread through the next R bead in step #10.

13. a) Pick up 2C, 3A, go with thread through the A bead in step #10, as shown, and up through the 3 A beads just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread up through the 1st R bead in step #10 and the 2 C beads, step #9.
Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration through your bracelet, coming out with thread up through the 1 C bead, step #12b. Please note: you will go through 4 A beads in center circle.

14. Pick up 3A, 2C, go with thread up through the 4th R bead in step #10, the 1 C bead, step
#12b, and forward through all the beads just added in this step.

15. Continue by repeating steps #2 through #14 until the bracelet is the length that you would like.
Add clasps of your choice on both ends Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the bracelet and end.

Citara Bracelet Pattern, B0294
http://store.sandradhalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny © 2019 All rights reserved
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.
Patterns tested by: Julia Wentz




Thursday, October 24, 2019

Beaded Snowflake #31 Ornament Pattern


Design by Sandra D. Halpenny

This Pattern is Free here on my Blog.
To Purchase a Downloadable PDF: Click HERE

Bead Store - 1” Snowflake
A = Miyuki 11/0 SEED bead, white, 97 beads
B = Miyuki 10/0 Triangle bead, white, 12 beads
C = 3mm Crystal, 4 crystals
Nymo D Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound)
#11 or #12 beading needle

Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Use Fireline*, Nymo D or C-Lon and an #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at R1. *I have recently started using Fireline® fishing line, too. I like 4lb and 6lb Crystal for bead weaving.

Round 1
Pick up 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A, make a circle and go with thread through the 1st B bead just added.

 
Round 2
a) Pick up 1C, 1A, 1A, go with thread down through the 4th B bead added in R1, right to left through the 3 beads just added in this step, up then forward through the 1st B, 2 A, 1 B and 1st A beads added in R1 as shown.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread left to right through the 1 A bead added in this Round at (a), up through the 1 C bead just added in this step, forward through 1 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B, 1st A beads in Round 1 as shown.
c) Pick up 1C, go with thread right to left through the 1 A bead added in this Round at (a), down through the 1 C bead just added in this step, and forward through 1 A, 1 B, 2 A and the 1st B beads added in Round 1 as shown.

 
Round 3
a) Pick up 2A, 1B, 2A, go with thread forward through the next 1 B bead forward added in Round 1.
b) Repeat (a) around 5 more times.
c) Continue with working thread up through the 1st and 2nd A beads in the first repeat of (a) this Round.


 
Round 4
a) Pick up 6A, go with thread down through the 3rd A bead just added in this step.
b) Pick up 2A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead (of the second set of 2A), R3a.
c) Pick up 2A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead (of the first set of 2A), next repeat forward, R3a.
c) Repeat (a, b, c) around 5 more times.
d) Weave the working thread into the snowflake and end.

Snowflake Tips

Bead colors for rounds R = Round
Each Round begins at the red dot in drawing
The snowflakes are done in Rounds.
Making hangers for your snowflake
Make it with beads, make a loop with as many beads as you would like, or use a piece of fishing line, making it invisible with mono-filament or a piece of pretty ribbon. Add ribbon after your snowflake is stiffened. 

Finishing
After the snowflake is complete, you can stiffen it with SC Johnson Pledge Future shine. It is a great stiffener; it stays clear even on the crystals. Test it first if you use seed beads with dyed colors to make sure the floor finish doesn’t remove the colors.

Pour enough of the Future® Shine into a small container that is wide enough for the ornament. Float the ornament into the Future® Shine and push it around a bit with your finger. (After I am done, I use a funnel and pour the extra back into the bottle)

Take the ornament out and blot both sides with a paper towel.

Put the ornament on a piece of wax paper, shape and flatten it and let it remain on the wax paper to dry. (If you use plastic wrap, the beads can stick a bit to the wrap, so it needs to be moved around a bit to prevent this from happening.) If your ornament needs a little extra flattening, use two pieces of wax paper and sandwich your ornament in between; put a book on top of the wax paper for about an hour. Take the book and the top piece of wax paper off the ornament and let dry overnight on the bottom piece of wax paper.

Snowflake Ornament #31 Pattern, S0031
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2010 - 2019 All rights reserved, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author. 






Thursday, October 10, 2019

Diamanta Necklace Pattern



This Pattern is Free here on my Blog.
To Purchase a Downloadable PDF: Click HERE

Bead Store
A = Preciosa seed beads “rocailles” 11/0 or Miyuki 11/0 seed beads°, 60* beads
R = Arrow beads 5 x 8, 8 arrows beads*
C = 4 mm Fire-Polished crystals, 6* beads
D = DiamonDuo 2 hole bead, 4* beads

*Beads counts are per repeat (Unit), each Unit is about 1-1/4 inches.

Nymo D, C-Lon Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound), #11 or #12 beading needle
Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at step #1.

1. Pick up 10A, go with thread forward through the 1st through 6th A beads just added in this step.

2. Pick up 1A, 1R, 1D, 1R, 1A, 1R, 1D, 1R, 1A 1R, 1D, 1R, 5A, go with thread right to left through the bottom holes of the last R bead, the 3rd D bead and the 5th R bead just added in this step.

3. a) Pick up 1C, go with thread right to left through the bottom holes of the 4th R, 2nd D and 3rd R beads, step #2.
b) Pick up 1C, go with thread right to left through the bottom holes of the 2nd R, 1st D and 1st R beads, step #2.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 4th, 5th, and 6th A beads, step #1 (first time), or the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads, step #7 (every time after) and the 1st A bead, step #2.

4. Pick up 7A, 1C, 1A, go with thread through the 2nd A bead, step #2, and up through the last A bead and the C bead just added in this step.


5. Pick up 7A, 1C, 1A, go with thread through the 3rd A bead, step #2, and up through the last A bead and the C bead just added in this step.

6. Pick up 7A, go with thread down through the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th A beads (of the 5A), step #2.

7. Pick up 7A, go with thread down through the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th A beads (of the 5A), step #2, right to left through the bottom holes of the last R bead, the 3rd D bead and the 5th R bead, step #2, and the 1 C bead, step #3a.

8. Pick up 1C, 1R, 1D, 1R, 4A, go with thread left to right through the bottom holes of the 1 R, 1D and 1 R beads just added in this step.

9. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread right to left through the top holes of the 1 R, 1D and 1 R beads, step #8.

b) Pick up 1C, go with thread right to left through the 1 C bead, step #3b, the bottom holes in the 2nd R, 1st D, and 1st R beads, step #2. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration, coming out with thread up through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads, step #7.


10. Continue by repeating steps #2 through #9 until the necklace is the length that you would like.
Add clasps of your choice on both ends Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end.



Diamanta Necklace Pattern, N0378
The name Diamanta is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “diamond”
Sandra D. Halpenny © 2019 All rights reserved
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc.
No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.




Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Flora Bracelet Pattern



Design by Sandra D Halpenny

This Pattern is Free here on my Blog.
To Purchase a Downloadable PDF: Click HERE

Bead Store
A = Preciosa seed beads “rocailles” 11°, 60* beads
D = DiamonDuo beads, 5 x 8 mm, 8* beads
R = Arrow beads 5 x 8, 4 arrows* (or you can also use twin beads)
*Beads counts are per repeat (Unit), each Unit is about 1-1/4 inches.

Nymo D, C-Lon Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound), #11 or #12 beading needle

Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at step #1.


1. Pick up 2A.
 
2. Pick up 2A, 1R, 1A, 1D, 5A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, go with thread forward through the bottom hole of the 1st D bead and the 5th A bead, then up through the 4th and 3rd A beads (of the 5A) just added in this step. *Lay your DiamonDuo beads out on a table before doing this step to make sure they are all facing the correct way.
 
3. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread left to right through the next A bead in circle center as shown, and up through the 4th and 3rd A beads just added in this step.

4. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 1A, 1R, 4A, go with thread down through the other hole in the R bead just added in this step.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
5. a) Pick up 1A, 1R, 4A, go with thread down through the other hole in the R bead just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
c) Pick up 4A, go with thread through the next A bead in circle center as shown, and up through the 4th and 3rd A beads just added in this step.
6. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread right to left through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread through the next A bead in circle center as shown, and down through the 4th and 3rd A beads just added in this step.
7. Pick up 2A, go with thread right to left through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
 
8. Pick up 1A, 1R, 4A, go with thread down through the other hole in the R bead just added in this step.
9. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the last D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the left hole in the R bead, step #2, forward through 2 A beads added in step #1, the 2 A beads, down through the right side hole in the R bead, the next 2 A beads, the D bead, and the 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 5A), step #2 and up through the 2 A beads, step #3a.
 
10. Pick up 3A, go with thread down through the 4A beads, step #3b. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration through your bracelet, coming out with thread down through the 2 A beads, step #6a.
11. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 4A beads, step #6b. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration through your bracelet, coming out with thread down through the 4 A beads, step #4b.
12. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 3rd and 4th A beads, step #4b, and forward through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads just added in this step..
 
13. Repeat steps #2 through #7.
14. Pick up 1A, 1R, 5A, go with thread down through the 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 4A), step #5a.
15. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 4th A beads and left to right through the empty hole in the R bead, step #14,.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the last D bead, step #2.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the left hole in the R bead, step #2, forward through 2 A beads, step #12, as shown, the 2 A beads, down through the right side hole in the R bead and the next 1 A, D bead and 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 5A) step #2 and up through the 2 A beads, step #3a.
 
16. Repeat steps #10 and #11 in the same manner. 

17. Continue by repeating steps #12 through #16 until the bracelet is the length that you would like.
Add clasps of your choice on both ends Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the bracelet and end.


 Here is a picture of the bracelet made with twin beads.

Flora Bracelet Pattern, B0292
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny © 2019 All rights reserved
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author. 
Patterns tested by: Julia Wentz