Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Free Beading Pattern - Canterbury Bracelet by Nancy Peterson


Nancy Peterson's "Canterbury Bracelet" has been one of my favorite beading patterns going all the way back to when I first learned to bead back in 2014. I was sorry to hear last year that Nancy will no longer be selling her beading patterns and many of my readers have been asking where they can get this pattern. After discussing this with Nancy, she has graciously allowed me post her pattern here on my blog as a free download. You will find the download link below.



Click HERE to download the free "Canterbury Bracelet" pattern.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Sarah Earrings

SARAH EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • SuperDuo beads "Chalk Matte"
  • SuperDuo beads "Bondeli Matte Mint"


I needed to come up with something quick to make for Christmas gifts and I had just bought some new SuperDuo colors from Red Panda Beads. A while back I started working on a design idea for a bracelet made with just SuperDuos and seed beads and named it the Sarah Bracelet. I hope to publish the pattern sometime but the motif is really quite easy to make and it was just the thing for some quick and simple earrings.



SARAH EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • SuperDuo beads "Chalk Matte"
  • SuperDuo beads "Bondeli Matte Coral"




SARAH EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • SuperDuo beads "Matte Velvet Dark Teal"
  • SuperDuo beads "Matte Velvet Carrot"


This pair and the one below are both a variation of the basic pattern. The only difference is that I added a seed bead point at the bottom.



SARAH EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Full Labrador" (27000)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Full Labrador" (27000)
  • SuperDuo beads "Full Labrador"
  • SuperDuo beads "Bondeli Matte Blue"



 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Arabesco Earrings - Chalk Lazure Blue

ARABESCO EARRINGS

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Matte Metallic Bronze" (2006)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Matte Metallic Bronze" (2006)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Matte Metallic Bronze" (2006)
  • ZoliDuo beads "Alabaster Lazure Blue"
  • 3mm druk beads "Blue Luster"
  • 4mm druk beads "Blue Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Metallic Suede Gold"



Once again I used 4mm druk beads because I really wanted to make these earrings in one of my favorite colorways. I have never seen Chalk Lazure Blue fire polished beads so I had to use druks. The results aren't as neat as I'd like but I think that these earrings look good enough for my personal use.

You can buy Deb Roberti's pattern HERE. She also has a matching "Arabesque Bracelet" pattern HERE.

 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Arabesco Earrings - Rose Luster

ARABESCO EARRINGS

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Paisley Duo beads "Chalk Gold Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Luster Rose Gold Topaz"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Lazura Orange"



Although I have Paisley Duo and ZoliDuo beads in several colors, I don't have enough of any of the colors to make bracelets. So, when Deb released her "Arabesco" pendant and earrings pattern the other day, I thought they were a great way to use up some of my stash. You can buy Deb's pattern HERE. She also has a matching "Arabesque Bracelet" pattern HERE.



  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Pewter" (4221)
  • ZoliDuo beads "Alabaster Mint Luster"
  • 3mm druk beads "Laurel Green"
  • 4mm druk beads "Chalk White Mint Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Crystal Sea Foam Metallic Ice"


Round druk beads aren't recommended for this pattern but I really wanted to try this mint green colorway and I don't have this color in fire polished beads. I had to tweak the number of seed beads that I used and the result may look fine in the photos but it's a little wonky. Because it's so pretty, I wanted to show this sample earring to you anyway. The fire polished beads look silver in the photos but they're actually pale metallic green on one side and transparent green on the other as you can see below. Aura Crystals has them HERE with a different color name.



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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Piazza Earrings - Four Samples

I've decided not to make complete pairs of these earrings but I wanted to show you these four colorways before I take the samples apart. You can buy Deb Roberti's "Piazza Earrings & Pendant" pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table.


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Rose Gold Topaz Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Ivory White"
  • 4mm druks "Opaque Rose and Topaz Luster"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • SuperDuo beads "Matte Milky Amethyst"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pink Luster Turquoise"
  • 4mm druks "Pink Luster Turquoise"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • SuperDuo beads "Crystal Pink Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Ruby Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Red Luster"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Light Blue Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Brown"
  • 4mm Czech pearls "Antique Gold"



Monday, September 7, 2020

SuperDuo Tile Earrings - Five Samples


I made these sample earrings back when I made the four pairs that I blogged about before. I thought I might make some of these into complete pairs but changed my mind. Before taking these samples apart, I took photos of them to give you some colorway ideas for this pattern.


You can buy Deb Roberti's "SuperDuo Tile Bracelet & Earrings" pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table. Note that Deb's pattern does not call for any 8/0 seed beads. I changed the top of my earrings to accommodate jump rings to attach the earring wires. I also used groups of three accent color seed beads on the outer edge of some of the samples instead of four because they fit the space better.


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Opaque Blue Luster" (65431P)
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Green Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Brown Dark Travertin"

The sample earring on the right in the photo above and the one below was made according to the pattern. For the sample on the left, I reversed the accent beads and the metallic seed beads in the outer rows and that somehow gave the earring a rounder shape.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Opaque Luster Green" (Y182)
  • SuperDuo beads "Chocolate White Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Ultra Green Luster"

I made this sample using the same colors that I used to make the pair that I blogged about HERE but I reversed the colors. Below you can see the complete pair from that post. I liked the colors better in that arrangement.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Blue Metallic Suede" (Y613)
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Sued Blue"
  • SuperDuo beads "Satin Metallic Lavender"

I like this colorway very much but I don't have anything to wear in these colors.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Pewter" (4222)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Vintage Rose Metallic Suede" (Y617)
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede Gold"
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede Pink"

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wavy Seed Beads Bracelet - Matte Starlight & Bronze

WAVY SEED BEADS BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Permanent Finish Matte Galvanized Starlight (557PFF)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • 4mm druks "Bronze"



Click HERE to watch the video tutorial for this bracelet on the Sonysree Creations YouTube channel. Read my previous post about the video HERE. Although the video suggests decreasing the number of beads when using Toho beads, I followed the Miyuki version of the tutorial when making today's bracelet. As you can see, the Miyuki version works just as well with Toho beads as it does with Miyuki beads.


 

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