Friday, May 26, 2023

Free Beading Pattern - Galadriel Bracelet


I originally blogged about the "Galadriel Bracelet" above HERE in January of 2017 after receiving it as a Christmas gift from my friend, Teejay. In that post, I mentioned that I hadn't yet made a pattern for this design. I have since then typed up the instructions for making it but haven't made diagrams for the pattern yet. I've decided that I will go ahead and post the text instructions for download because I have no idea when I will get around to creating the diagrams. If I ever do make them, I will update this post. You'll find the link to download the free PDF down below.

Although this design was created to be made with Pinch beads, I had good luck substituting 4mm fire polished beads as you can see in two of the bracelets below. This is a good thing because I don't think that Pinch beads are quite as readily available as they used to be.


  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Antique Chrome"
  • Pinch beads "Opaque Luster Picasso"
  • O-Beads "Jet Full Chrome"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Jet"
  • Pinch beads "Purple Vega"
  • O-Beads "Chalk White Lila Vega"




  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Matte Gold"
  • Pinch beads "Opaque Blue Luster"
  • O-Beads "Metallic Flax"




  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Chalk Champagne"
  • Pinch beads "Opaque Rose Gold Topaz Luster"
  • O-Beads "Rose Gold Topaz"




  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Pastel Blue Zircon"
  • Fire polished beads "Copper Teal"
  • O-Beads "Jet Bronze"




  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Antique Chrome"
  • Fire polished beads "Chalk Teal Luster"
  • O-Beads "Jade Picasso"






Click HERE to download the free pattern.
 
If you like this pattern, please consider making a voluntary donation through PayPal using the DONATE button on the right.

NOTE: I don't mind if you sell the projects that you make with my patterns, but please mention that you got the pattern from Linda's Crafty Inspirations. Please contact me for information about teaching this or any of our patterns in a class.








Thursday, May 25, 2023

Beading Video - Russian Doll Earring Samples


When I saw these beautiful earrings on the Sonysree Creations YouTube channel, I had to give them a try. You can watch her video HERE. Although they are pretty, I have decided not to make the mates to these two sample earrings. I'm very fussy about neat netting and it's a struggle to keep this netting looking as orderly as I'd like. It may look fine in these photos, but that's because I manually arranged the netting as well as I could.

I also had to use a little different method to make these because she leaves thread showing on the outside of a lot of the beads. Doing that isn't acceptable to me. Instead of following her thread path, after beading each section of the netting, I right away wove my way to the other side of the earring and wove the same section of netting on the other side. This eliminated the need to leave thread showing on the outside of some of the beads. I also added an 8/0 seed bead at the top of my earrings for inserting a jump ring.



RUSSIAN DOLL BEADED EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 3x4mm rondelles (Opaque Aqua - Chinese) - no longer available


RUSSIAN DOLL BEADED EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 3x4mm rondelles (Aqua Gold AB - Chinese) - no longer available


Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bethany Earrings - Baby Blue Star Dust & Ruby Luster

BETHANY EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter" (4221)
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Baby Blue Star Dust"
  • SuperDuo beads "Ruby Luster"


I made these earrings to go with the top in the photo below. The colors in the photos are a little off and the earrings go quite well with this top.


In THIS previous post, I showed the same top with a pair of "Russian Leaf Earrings" in a similar colorway. You can download my free "Bethany Earrings" pattern HERE.


Here is a photo of the "Russian Leaf" earrings that I mentioned:



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Free Beading Pattern - Honeysuckle Bracelet

HONEYSUCKLE BRACELET

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Chalk Lumi Purple"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Olive Picasso"
  • O-Beads "Opaque Green Luster" 


I first blogged HERE about a birthday bracelet that Teejay designed for me way back in 2016. At the time, this and the other bracelets that she sent me didn't have names. I later gave each of them a flower name and I called this one "Honeysuckle". I have already published free patterns for "Blue Bell", "Clover" and "Ivy" and you can find links to them on the right side of my blog under Free Beading Patterns.

You can make this design as a bracelet, an ankle bracelet and it works very nicely as a necklace. My friend, Jean Callaghan, made the lovely necklace below.



Click HERE to download the free pattern.
 
If you like this pattern, please consider making a voluntary donation through PayPal using the DONATE button on the right.
 
NOTE: I don't mind if you sell the projects that you make with my patterns, but please mention that you got the pattern from Linda's Crafty Inspirations. Please contact me for information about teaching this or any of our other patterns in a class.

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Pastel Blue Zircon"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pastel Burgundy"
  • O-Beads "Oxidized Bronze Berry"



  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Chalk Lumi Blue"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pastel Bordeaux aka Purple Velvet"
  • O-Beads "Oxidized Bronze Chartreuse"



  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Turquoise Shimmer"
  • SuperDuo beads "Red Luster"
  • O-Beads "Metallic Antique Gold"



  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Coral Shimmer"
  • SuperDuo beads "Steel Blue"
  • O-Beads "Jade Picasso"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • GemDuo beads "Chalk Beige Lumi"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Blue Luster"
  • O-Beads "Chalk White Lila Vega Luster"