Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Mini Drop Necklace pattern - Free bead pattern


The Holiday Drop Necklace pattern is a very fast and easy necklace to make for the holidays. I bought the little miniature lights from Michael's several years ago. If you cannot find them though, you can use any little drop things, even crystals if you want. Look at the picture below for some other miniature ornaments you can use. You can add as many or as few drop as you would like in your necklace.
 


Beads Used:
11˚ Seed beads, 3 colors
A = Green
B = Gold
C = Red
Miniature holiday drops

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 11A, go with thread up through the 1st A bead just added.



2.
Pick up 6A, go with thread down through the 9th A bead, step #1.




3. Pick up 7A, go with thread up through the 4th A bead added in the last step.




4. Pick up 6A, go with thread down through the 5th A bead added in the last step.




5. Pick up 7A, go with thread up through the 4th A bead added in the last step.







6. Pick up 2A, (1C, 6A*, 3C, 1B), 3A, drop, 3A, go with thread up through the beads between ().

*I added 6 A beads at this step but you can add any amount of the A beads as you would like. My necklace has 9 strings of fringe drops. My side ones have 6 A beads and the center drop has 10 A beads, increasing your number as A beads as you increase towards the center.





7. Pick up 5A, go with thread up through the 4th A bead as shown.




7.
Continue your necklace by completing both sides of your necklace. Repeat steps #4 and #5 or #6 and #7 until you reach the length that you want your necklace to be. And any kind of closure you would like.



Holiday Mini Drop Necklace pattern, N0362
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.
 




Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Stain Glass Bracelet Graph pattern and Square Stich tutorial



The Square stitch is a great stitch when making a bracelet. It is not as easy or as fast as making it on the loom. It is stronger though when you work the bracelet in the square stitch the way I show you in this tutorial. I am also adding a new free graph pattern for a Stain Glass Bracelet made in the square stitch instead of the Stain Glass bracelet in peyote stitch. Hope you enjoy making and wearing it. The pattern is made using the wonderful MIYUKI Delica beads. I always like how beautiful the Delica work up in a bracelet.

Beads Used:
11˚ MIYUKI DELICA beads,
window color
11˚ MIYUKI DELICA beads, Black
 
Each repeat of the graph pattern measures approximately 1-3/4". My bracelet is approximately 7" and I did almost 4 repeats.

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.

*Please note: you can also use B Nymo thread so you can more easyly go through the beads several times.



Row 1 and 2
1. Pick up 7 beads, go with thread left to right through the 6th bead and then forward through the 7th bead as shown. Stack the beads while pulling up thread.

2.
Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.

3. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 
 4. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.


 
 
 5. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 
6. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.

7. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.


 
8. Continue with working thread and go through all the beads in the previous row and then through all the beads in the row just worked.

Row 3
9. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 
10. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 
11. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.


12.
Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.


13.
Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row. 


14.
Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.


15. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread right to left through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.


16. Continue with working thread and go through all the beads in the previous row and then through all the beads in the row just worked.
 


 
Row 4
17.
Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 


 
18. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 


 
19. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 


 
20. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.

21. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.




22. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.
 


 
23. Pick up 1 bead, go with thread left to right through the bead right below in the previous row, and forward through the bead just added. The bead you picked up will sit on the top of the bead in the previous row.

 
24. Continue with working thread and go through all the beads in the previous row and then through all the beads in the row just worked.
 

 

25. Continue by repeating Row 3 and Row 4 working your pattern.


Stain Glass Bracelet Graph pattern
Beads Used:
11˚ MIYUKI DELICA beads,
window color
11˚ MIYUKI DELICA beads, Black
 
Each repeat of the graph pattern measures approximately 1-3/4". My bracelet is approximately 7" and I did almost 4 repeats.

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.

*Please note: you can also use B Nymo thread so you can more easyly go through the beads several times.

Click to enlarge the graph picture so you can print it

Stain Glass Bracelet Graph pattern and Square Stich tutorial, Free Tutorial
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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