Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Simple Lace Necklace - Free Pattern



The Simple Lace Necklace pattern uses the 6mm Fire-polished Lantern beads. Cathedral or Lantern beads. Their colored or metallic ends is what gives them their name, like hanging lanterns. They are beautiful beads, but are heavy so you do not want to use too many in your necklace.
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A = 11/0 Miyuki Seed Bead
B = 6mm Fire-polished Lantern Bead


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




1 . Pick up 4A, make a circle and go with thread through the 1st and 2nd beads, pull up and stack next to each other.




2.   Pick up 6A, 1B, 4A, Make a circle and go with thread up through the 1st & 2nd A beads added in step #1 (first time) or the 2 A beads added in step #11 (every time after). Continue with thread around through the 6 A, 1 B and the 1st A (of the 4A) beads just added in this step.





3.  Pick up 10A, make a circle and go with thread down through the 6th A bead (of the 6A), the B bead and the 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 4A) added in step #2.






4.   Pick up 5A, then go with thread up through the 1st A bead added in step #3, the 1st A bead (of the 4A), the B bead and the 6th and 5th A beads (of the 6A) added in step #2.




5.   Pick up 1A, then go with thread down through the 10th A bead added in step #3, through the 6th through 1st A beads added in step #2 and down through the 2nd & 1st A beads added in step #1 (first time) or the 2 A beads added in step #11 (every time after).







6. Pick up 15A, then go with thread from right to left through the 3rd A bead added in step #4.







7. Pick up 3A, then go with thread forward through the 10th and 11th A beads added in step #6.







8. Pick up 3A, then go with thread forward through the 11th & 12th A beads added in step #6.








9. Pick up 9A, then go with thread up through the 4th and 5th A beads added in step #3.










10. Pick up 2A, go with thread up through the 4th and 5th A beads added in step #3, and then down through the 2 A beads just added. Pull up with thread and stack beads next to each other as shown in drawing.








11. Pick up 2A, go with thread down through the 2 A beads added in step #10 and up through the 2 A beads just added. Pull up with thread and stack beads next to each other as shown in drawing.




12. Continue necklace by repeating step #2 through #11 until you reach the length that you want. Stop at step #10 and continue at step #14.
13. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread down through the 2 A beads added in necklace. Go with thread around the clasp beads several times, then weave in and end the thread. Repeat on the other end after removing the stopper bead. Simple Lace Necklace Pattern, N0106
Sandra D. Halpenny © 2004 - 2014 All rights reserved, This pattern may not be copied in any way without the express written permission of the author.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Starting Pendant - Free Pattern






A
= seed beads, B = Twin beads
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Round 1

Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, go with thread forward through the 1st A bead just added.


Round 2  

a) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the top hole of the next B bead as shown

b) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the next A bead as shown.

c) Repeat (a & b), 4 more times.

d) Continue with working thread forward through the A bead added in the first repeat of (a) in this Round.



Round 3  

a) Pick up 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead, R2b.

b) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the A bead, next repeat of R2a.

c) Repeat (a & b), 4 more times.

d) Continue with working thread forward through the 3 A beads added in the first repeat of (a) in this Round.



Round 4  

a) Pick up 2B, go with thread forward through the 3 A beads in the next repeat of R3a.

b) Repeat (a), 4 more times.

c) Continue with working thread forward through the 1st and 2nd A beads added in the first repeat of (a) in Round 3.



Round 5  

a) Pick up 1B, go with thread forward through the top hole of the 1st B bead, R4a.

b) Pick up 1B, go with thread forward through the top hole of the 2nd B bead, R4a.

c) Pick up 1B, go with thread forward through the 2nd A bead, R3a.

d) Repeat (a, b, c), 4 more times.

e) Weave the working thread into your pendent and end.

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2014 All rights reserved
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.


Sample made by
Renie Smith





 








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