Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Beaded Snowflake Ornament Pattern


This beautiful snowflake ornament is made with the new Czech ZoliDuo beads, seed beads and crystals. It will make a great addition to any celebration, even just on a snow day.


This Pattern is Free here on my Blog.
To Purchase a Downloadable PDF:
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Bead Store - 3" Snowflake

A = Miyuki 11° SEED bead,  322 beads
B = Miyuki 8° SEED bead, 6 beads
C = 4 mm crystals, 6 beads
D = 6 mm crystals, 6 beads
LZ =  Czech ZoliDuo Left 5x8 mm beads, 12 beads
RZ =  Czech ZoliDuo Right 5x8 mm beads, 12 beads



Nymo D 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.
Round 1
Pick up 3A, 1RZ, 1A, 1LZ, 4A, 1RZ, 1A, 1LZ, 4A, 1RZ, 1A, 1LZ, 4A, 1RZ, 1A, 1LZ, 4A, 1RZ, 1A, 1LZ, 4A, 1RZ, 1A, 1LZ, 1A, make a ring by going with thread through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added. Continue with working thread around through all the beads again, plus go through the 1st and 2nd A beads again. 


Round 2
a) Pick up 1B, 1A, go with thread through right to left through the RZ bead added in Round 1.
b) Pick up 1D, go with thread right to left through the top hole of the LZ bead in R1.
c) Pick up 1A, 1B, go with thread through right to left through the 2nd and 3rd A beads (of a 4A set), and up through the 1B bead just added.
d) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the top hole of the RZ bead in R1.
e) Repeat (b, c, d) around 4 more times, Repeat (b) 1 time.
f) Pick up 1A, go with thread down through the 1 B bead added in the first repeat of (a) this Round, right to left through 2 A beads, R1, up through the 1 B, 1 A beads added at (a), right to left through the top hole of the RZ bead, R1 and the D bead added in this Round at (b).

Round 3
a) Pick up 1LZ, 3A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the LZ bead just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1A, 1RZ, 3A, go with thread right to left through the bottom hole of the RZ bead just added in this step, the D bead, R2b, the LZ bead, R1, the 1 A bead, R2c, the 1 A bead, R2d, the RZ bead, R1 and the next D bead, R2b.
c) Repeat (a, b) around 5 more times.
d) Continue with working thread forward through the LZ bead, R1, the next 1 A bead, R2c, and the 1 A bead, R2d.

Round 4
a) Pick up 1C, 4A, go with thread right to left through the 3rd A bead, R3b.
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread right to left through the 1st A bead, R3b.
c) Pick up 5A, go with thread right to left through the 3rd A bead, R3a.
d) Pick up 3A, go with thread right to left through the 1st A bead, R3a.
e) Pick up 4A, 1C, go with thread right to left through the 1 A bead, R2c, the 1 A bead, R2d and up through the C bead just added.
f) Pick up 4A, go with thread right to left through the 3rd A bead, R3b.
g) Repeat (b, c, d, e, f) around 4 more times. Repeat (b, c, d) 1 time. Please note: the 4th repeat it’s the 1 A bead R2f and R2a
h) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 1 C bead added in this Round at (a), right to left through the 1 A bead, R2c, and the 1 A bead, R2d, up through 1 C bead and 1st A bead added in this Round at (a).

Round 5
a) Pick up 4A, go with thread right to left through 2 A beads on top of the C bead in R4 as shown, and up through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread down through 3rd and 4th A beads added at (a), right to left through 2 A beads on top of the C bead in R4 as shown and then continue through the 2nd and 3rd A beads, R4a (first time) or R4f (every time after).
c) Pick up 3A, go with thread right to left through the 2nd and 3rd A beads, R4b, the 1st A bead, R3b, and the 1st through 4th A beads, R4c.
d) Pick up 6A, go with thread right to left through the 2nd, 3rd and 4th A beads, R4c, and forward through the 1st through 3rd A beads just added in this step.
e) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the 4th through 6th A beads added at (d) right to left through the 2nd through 5th A beads, R4c, the 3rd A bead, R3a, and the 1st and 2nd A beads, R4d.
f) Pick up 3A, go with thread forward through the 2nd, 3rd and 4th A beads, R4e, and the 1st A bead, R4f.
g) Repeat (a, b, c, d, e, f) around 5 more times.
h) 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 monofilament 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 Futureshine. 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 #144 Pattern, S0144
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2018 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, January 3, 2019

Aztec Gold Necklace Pattern




A beautiful necklace pattern with step-by-step instructions and full color illustrations you can make this necklace in no time. The pattern is made using Aztec Gold Vexolo beads, seed beads and Fire-polished crystals. It has a Egyptian look because of the Vexolo beads. It would look good with almost any outfit. You can also make it with different colors for more looks. If you have experience with net bead weaving, you might to be able to finish in one night too.

Bead Store:
A = Toho 11° SEED bead, 47*
= 4mm Fire-polished crystal, 2* 
= 6mm Fire-polished crystal, 1*
= Vexolo bead right 5x8 mm, 6*
Bead Counts are per repeat, repeat is approximately 1 inch
Nymo D Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound)
#11 or #12 beading needle

Abbreviations:
V (TH) = Top hole of the Czech VEXOLO
V (BH) = Bottom hole of the Czech VEXOLO


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





1. Pick up 1B, 1A, 1B, 6A, go with thread forward through the 1 B, 1 A and 1 B beads as shown.

2. Pick up 1A, 1V (TH), 1A, 1V (BH), 1A, 1V (TH), 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread right to left through the bottom hole of the last V bead just added in this step.

3. Pick up 4A, 1V (TH), 4A, go with thread right to left through the bottom hole of the 1st V bead, step #2.

4.a) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 2nd B bead and the 1st A bead of the 6A, step #1 (first time) or the B bead and the 1st the 1st A bead of the 6A, step #10 (every time after).
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the 2nd Z bead, step #2.
c) Pick up 4A, go with thread down and then right to left through the B bead, last A bead and the bottom hole of the 3rd V bead, step #2, and the 1st A bead, step #3.


5. Pick up 4A, 1V (TH), 1A, go with thread right to left through the bottom hole of the V bead, step #3.

6. Pick up 1A, 1V (TH), 3A, go with thread left to right through the bottom hole of the V bead just added in this step.

7. Pick up 1A, 1C, 1A, go with thread left to right through bottom hole of the V bead, step #5.

8. Pick up 2A, go with thread right to left through 4th A bead, the top hole of the V bead and the last A bead, step #5, the bottom hole of the V bead, step #3, the 1st A bead, the top hole of the V bead and the next A bead, step #6.


9. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the last A bead, step #3. Continue with working thread through Unit following the thread path in illustration, coming out with thread down through the 1 B bead, step #2.

10. Pick up 1A, 1B, 5A, go with thread down through the 4th A bead, step #4c, the B bead, step #2, forward through the 1st A bead and the 1 B bead just added in this step.
11. Continue by repeating steps #2 through #10 until the necklace is the length that you would like.
To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 1 B and 1 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.


Aztec Gold Necklace Pattern, N0371
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny © 2018 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