Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lace Lanterns Necklace Pattern - Free Pattern

The Lace Lanterns Necklace Pattern is a new pattern that hasn't been released before. I really like the lantern beads but because they feel large and heavy, I don't always know how to use them. This pretty necklace can be worked up fast and with the lantern beads it really sparkles. If you don't have the Lantern beads you can use any 6mm crystals. Hope you enjoy making the necklace for yourself.



A = Miyuki11/0 seed beads
B = 4mm Czech Fire-polished crystals
C = 6mm Czech Lantern beads

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

1. Pick up 1B, 3A, 1C, 7A, 1C, 3A, go with thread up through the 1st B bead just added.










2. Pick up 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread down through the 2nd C bead, step #1.
3. Pick up 7A, 1C, 3A, go with thread up through the B bead, step #2.
4.  a) Pick up 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread down through the C bead, step #3. 
 b)
Pick up 7A, 1C, 3A, go with thread up through the B bead, added in this step at (a).
5. Continue necklace by repeating steps #4a and #4b until you reach the length that you would like. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 1 B bead in necklace. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Go with working thread down through the beads on the right side of necklace coming out with thread right to left through the 5th A bead added in the last repeat of step #4b.
6. Pick up 7A, go with thread right to left through the 5th and 4th A beads added in a repeat of step #4b.

7. a) Pick up 10A, go with thread forward through the 7th A bead just added.
 b)
Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 4th and 5th A beads, step #6, right to left through the 4th and 3rd A beads, step #4b.



8. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 4th and 5th A beads, step #7a, right to left through the 3rd A bead, step #4b, and down through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads just added in this step.
 b)
Pick up 5A, skip over 1 repeat of step #4b and go with thread right to left through the 5th A bead, step #4b next repeat left as shown.
 



9.  a) Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 4th and 5th A beads, step #8b, and right to left through the 5th and 4th A beads, step #4b.
 b)
Pick up 10A, go with thread forward through the 7th A bead just added.
 c)
Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, added in this step at (a), right to left through the 4th and 3rd A beads, step #4b.
 d) Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 4th and 5th A beads, added in this step at (b), right to left through the 3rd A bead, step #4b, and down through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads just added in this step.
 

10. Continue necklace by repeating steps #8b through #10d to the other end. Add clasp in the same manner as step #5. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end.

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2002 - 2013 All rights reserved,
This pattern may not be copied in any way without the express written permission of the author.

 
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6 comments:

Javiera Pax said...

Beautiful... I will try. Thank you for share

Patricia Getchell said...

I can see this with the new tiny oval crystals Swarovski recently came out with in place of the lantern beads! What a knock-out necklace!

KipperCat said...

This is lovely! Can anyone give me an idea of how many 6mm beads are required? As in #beads used in a 2" section?

Isom said...

Just downloaded this and looked through it. The diagrams are clear and instructions well written. Thank you, Sandra, for writing this and providing it for free!

Old Moo55 said...

I love this! I am new to bead work. I am thinking it could be adapted to make a lamp shade for my doll house. Could you please tell me what thread you use.

doigs donga said...

Think this looks very Doable! Gonna try it today. Will be using 6mm crystals instead of lantern beads,

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