Monday, March 16, 2015

Free beading pattern: Art Deco Chain with Pearls

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Higher Metallic Matte Blue Haze" (512F)
  • 3mm druks "Sky Blue Picasso"

I've blogged about this motif design a couple of times, HERE and HERE. I decided that my method for making the chain link motif is different enough from the original that I could post my version of the tutorial for download. I apologize for the lack of illustrations in the pattern but I didn't have time to add them and I think you should be able to follow the instructions well enough without them. If you get stuck, let me know and I will post some photos to clarify any confusing steps.

Click HERE to download the free pattern.

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  1. Really pretty! I like the colors very much.

  2. Thanks Linda. It is a really nice everyday bracelet. Everyday I look for your posts. I have learned many things from you so thank you for sharing your talent

  3. Thanks for the tutorials. Your colors are inspiring also.

  4. thank you soo much linda for your tutorials. your creations are awesome!!!

  5. Thank you for making your beautiful patterns available. I'm quite new to beading and so I hope it's ok to ask a question: where you specify 3mm pearls or druks from what I see on sites that sell beads they're about the same size as an 8/0 yet in your lovely bracelet they look a lot bigger than the bronze 8/0s- am I missing something?! Help!!

    1. 8/0 seed beads are pretty close to 3mm but only in width (diameter). They're not 3mm "tall". The druks look bigger because they're 3mm in diameter in all directions.