Friday, February 6, 2015

Free Pattern -Silky Deco Chain

SILKY DECO CHAIN

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Silky beads "Alabaster Blue Luster"

Here is another pattern made with Silky beads. My inspiration for this design came from Sidonia's "Losange Bracelet". You can watch her YouTube video tutorial HERE. I replaced the center part of her motif with a Silky bead and it fits perfectly. I eliminated the druks and also changed the number of seed beads in each motif to make them smaller and more rounded. If you like the wider, more ornate motifs of Sidonia's version, you can still use my technique for inserting the Silky beads and simply change the outer ring of seed beads and add  the druks back in.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Antique Silver-Nickel" (464A)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Antique Silver-Nickel" (464A)
  • Silky beads "Alabaster Lila Vega"

I had exactly two purple Silky beads left after making my silver and purple bracelet, so I made a matching earring pattern. The motif is the same shape as in the bracelet but I rotated the Silky bead so that the center bump is vertical instead of horizontal. I also made a sample earring in another color and I've posted the bead information below.

SILKY DECO EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Antique Silver-Nickel" (464A)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Antique Silver-Nickel" (464A)
  • Silky beads "Alabaster Lila Vega"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Silky beads "Alabaster Senegal"

Click HERE to download the bracelet pattern
Click HERE to download the earring pattern


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Hopefully I've inspired everyone to give the Silky beads a try. Below is a list of sources that I've found that sell Silky beads. I bought mine from Aria Design Studio and GC Supplies Texas. Those two Etsy shops seem to have the best color selections.

WHERE TO BUY SILKY BEADS:


Beadaholique
GC Supplies Texas Etsy
Aria Design Studio Etsy
Auntie's Beads
Red Panda
Beadstuff
Glambitious Creations (GC Supplies on eBay)
Potomac Bead Company
HauteHobby Etsy
BeadsToWeave Etsy
Off the Beaded Path Etsy
Beadoholique (local shop)

Beads DirectUSA
GoodyBeads 

10 comments:

  1. Heya, Linda! Just wanted to let you know that the bead supply company where I work also sells Silky beads and is in the process of expanding the color range. Would you mind adding it to the list? It's at BeadsDirectUSA.com.

    http://beadsdirectusa.com/

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    1. Sure. Thanks for the link, Sam. I just added it to the list.

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  2. My goodness more enabling!! I checked all the sites and HauteHobby Etsy has so many colors I have never seen before. Shipping is pricey from Italy but I couldn't resist and had to make sure I got my monies worth for the shipping. The bead prices were reasonable and firepolished beads came in 120 piece lots so it made up for the shipping costs. My poor wallet rues the day I found your blog but you have made beading so much fun thanks for sharing your many projects and resources Hugs Ann

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    1. Sorry about that, Ann. Hopefully your poor wallet will forgive me.

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  3. Can't seem to find those sweet Alabaster Blue Luster Silky beads anywhere. Let me know if you run across any!

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    1. I got them from Aria Design Studio but I see she no longer has them in stock. You can blame me for blogging about them. Keep an eye out in Aria's shop because she'll be back in town soon.

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    1. There's an option over on the right hand side of the page to follow my blog by email. I honestly don't know how it works though. I've never followed a blog.

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  5. I love the patterns that you share and especially love that you include the colors that you used. I wonder if you have some necklace pendant patterns to share. I think it would be wonderful to be able to have a necklace, bracelet and earrings in the same pattern. I am sure some of these earring patterns could be enlarged to make a pendant but I am not accomplished enough to do that.
    Again, thanks for the many wonderful ideas.

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    1. I don't make necklaces because I don't like wearing them. If you haven't already done so, check out Deb Roberti's site Around the Beading Table for good necklace patterns. She even has some free patterns.

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