Friday, August 14, 2015

Transparent Lace Necklace - FREE Pattern

The Transparent Lace Necklace pattern is made by doing rows of basic net weave stitch using the cylinder Delica beads by Miyuki. If you would prefer, you can use any size seed beads too. It works up fast and you can make it as long or short as you like. It can also be easily made into a bracelet.


A = Miyuki DELICA 11° bead, #783
B = Miyuki DELICA 11° bead, #778

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 5A, 9B, go with thread up through the 5th A bead just added.


2.
Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 1st A bead added in the last step.


3. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #2 (first time) or step #11b (every time after).
b) Pick up 2A, 2B, go with thread down through the 7th B bead, step #1 (first time) or the 4th B bead, step #11a (every time after).





4. Pick up 9B, go with thread up through the 3rd B bead just added in this step.




5. a) Pick up 2B, 3A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #3b.
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #3a.


6. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #5b.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, step #5a.
c) Pick up 3A, 2B, go with thread down through the 7th B bead, step #4.




7. a) Pick up 6B, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #6c.
b) Pick up 5A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #6b.
c) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #6a.


8. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #7c.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 3rd A bead, step #7b.
c) Pick up 5B, go with thread down through the 4th B bead, step #7a.



9. a) Pick up 3B, go with thread up through the 3rd B bead, step #8c.
b) Pick up 5B, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #8b.
c) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #8a.



10. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #9c.
b) Pick up 2A, 2B, go with thread down through the 3rd B bead, step #9b.



11. a) Pick up 6B, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #10b.
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #10a.


 
12. a) Continue necklace by repeating steps #3 through #11 until the necklace or bracelet fits.
b) To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 2 A beads in necklace. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner at the other end of necklace after removing the stopper bead.



Transparent Lace Necklace FREE Pattern, N0359
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2015 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.
 
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Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Violet Necklace - FREE Pattern

 

I bought the 6mm China Jade beads in the spring from one of my local bead stores. They were only $3.25 for a sting of them. So for this necklace I decided to use the beads with the Miyuki Silver Lined Violet seed beads. The dark aqua and the shiny silver lined violet beads are very pretty together in the necklace.  For less than $3.00 and a couple of hours you will have a very pretty necklace to wear. Hope you enjoy making this new pattern.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Burnish Lace Necklace FREE Pattern




This pretty necklace is made using 4mm Fire-polished crystals, 11° seed beads and the new 2 Hole Chexx Squarelets. It curves beautifully around the neck, but would also make a pretty bracelet and you can make it in half the time. What Bead FX says about this new bead is "Another new shape to add to your bead weaving. These are fairly thick for their size, and have two holes on a 3 mm center. Technically - these are ALSO a two hole square tile , but in this case, the holes run vertically from front to back, from one large face of the bead to the other." So if you want to add a bit of dimension to your necklace, you might want to try these new beads. You could also make this necklace using the new half Tila beads if you have some of those on hand.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Time Breeze Necklace - FREE Pattern



This cute and easy necklace is made using the Pantone colors of spring 2015, Strawberry Ice and Aquamarine. Beads surrounding pretty Fire-polished crystals are a great combination. this necklace is made for walking into town with a soft breeze of spring in the air. Hope you enjoy making it.

 


A
= Miyuki 11° SEED bead
B =
Miyuki 10° Triangle bead
C =
4mm Fire-polished crystals

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 1B, 3A, 1C, 4A, go with thread forward through the 1 C and the next 2 A beads as shown.




2. Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the last 2 A beads and the C bead as shown





3. Pick up 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread down through the 1st B bead, step #1.







4. Pick up 4A, 2B, 5A, 1C, 4A, go with thread forward through the C bead and the next A bead as shown.





5. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the next A bead as shown.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the next A bead as shown.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the next A bead as shown, and left to right through the C bead, step #4.






6. Pick up 5A, 2B, 4A, go with thread up through the B bead, step #3.




7. Pick up 4A, 1B, 3A, 1C, 4A, go with thread forward through the 1 C and the next 2 A beads as shown.



8. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the last 2 A beads and the C bead as shown
b) Pick up 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread down through the B bead, step #7.







 9. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the last 2 B beads, step #6 (first time) or step #12 (every time after).
b) Pick up 5A, 1C, 4A, go with thread forward through the C bead and the next A bead as shown.







10. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the next A bead as shown.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the next A bead as shown.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the next A bead as shown, and left to right through the C bead, step #9b.






11. Pick up 5A, 2B, 4A, go with thread up through the B bead, step #8b.


12. Continue necklace by repeating steps #7 through #11 until it fits.









13. To add clasp
 
a) Pick up 4A, 1B, 4A, go with thread down through the 2 B beads.

b) Pick up 1 A, go with thread up through the 2 B beads in necklaces the 4 A and 1 b beads as shown.

c) To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 1 A and 1 B beads in necklace. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner at the other end of necklace after removing the stopper bead.













Spring Time Breeze Necklace FREE Pattern, N0351
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2015 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.