Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Free Beading Pattern - Simple IrisDuo Chain


SIMPLE IRISDUO CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Light Pewter" (4221)
  • IrisDuo beads "Pastel Petrol"
  • IrisDuo beads "Copper"








  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Galvanized Starlight" (557PF)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Galvanized Starlight" (557PF)
  • IrisDuo beads "Metallic Violet"





To make up for the lack of beading posts in the past month or two, I thought I'd whip up a quick little bracelet pattern. I do hope to have more beadwork to blog about soon and I'm also hoping to post some of the free patterns that I've been promising for what seems like years and years.

IrisDuos are 2-hole beads that measure 8mm x 4mm and are the same length as DiamonDuos and GemDuos. This chain bracelet is made using the same basic method as the chain part of my "SuperDuo Flower Chain" pattern except that the number of seed beads has been adjusted to fit the larger IrisDuo beads instead of SuperDuos. This pattern works best with Miyuki seed beads but I have come up with a work-around for using Toho seed beads. I suggest that you use Fireline if you use Toho beads. They have smaller holes than Miyuki beads so there may be times when it will be difficult to get your needle through the 11/0 beads between the motifs with Nymo D thread. I almost never had to use my pliers to pull my needle through when I was working with Miyuki beads but had to use them nearly every time with Toho beads.

Queen City Bead has a nice selection of IrisDuo colors. Get 10% off your bead order in Donna's Etsy shop by using the coupon code "Bead10". My wrist measurement is 6 inches and I needed 13 IrisDuos for the bracelet with Miyuki seed beads. I only needed 12 IrisDuos to make the one with Toho seed beads.

Click HERE to download the free pattern.

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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.




 

16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! Thank you SO much for the pattern!

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  2. Thank you for the pattern. It's lovely.

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    1. You're welcome, Susan. I hope you enjoy making the bracelet.

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  3. Wonderful! Thank you very much for pattern.

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  4. Thank you for this sweet little pattern. I am a big fan of simple and small - this will be pretty for layering, too and could be slightly embellished if one wanted. I purchased the IrisDuos from Queen City Bead, as you suggested. It is so nice to learn about this new place to buy beads, thank you! Cheers! :-)

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    1. You're welcome. On Monday I will be blogging about one that I've embellished. Donna, from Queen City Bead, has a very nice selection of beads and some that you can't find elsewhere.

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  5. Lovely! Thanks for once again taking the time to make these patterns, it's much appreciated!

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  6. Thank you; you are so good at these seed bead borders!

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  7. Hi, beautiful Bracelet.
    I could not download the PDF.
    I also am grateful for a new bead resource.

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    1. I just checked the download link and it is working. What happens when you try to download the PDF?

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    2. Hi, it did print today. Thank you so much. I can't wait to make this wonderful gift you shared. Bless you

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  8. Thanks for the pattern. Can't wait to try it.

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  9. Thank you for such a simple but beautiful pattern..., so many combinations..., also thinking of making this an eyeglass leash...!!!

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  10. This is beautiful! I can see a matching necklace and earrings with this! Bless you.

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