Thursday, March 31, 2016

Scalloped Lace Necklace/Bracelet Free Pattern


This pretty pattern can be made into a necklace or bracelet. It is not too hard to make so you should be able to finish quickly and be wearing it before you know it.  Use 2 colors of seed beads or you can make all in one color too.


A = Miyuki, 11° SEED bead
B = Miyuki, 11° SEED bead
C = 4mm Fire-polished crystals, Bronze

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. I used Fireline 6lb. crystal.  Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.


1. Pick up 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B, go with thread up thorough the 1st A bead just added.
2. Pick up 1A, 3B, 1A, go with thread down through the 1st A and 1st B bead, step #1.
3. Pick up 2B, 5A, 2B, go with thread up through the last B bead and down through the 1st B bead, step #1, and the first 2 B beads just added in this step.
4. Pick up 2B, 9A, 2B, go with thread up through the last 2 B beads, step #3, the last B bead and down through the 1st B bead, step #1, the first 2 B beads, step #3, and down through the first 2 B beads just added in this step. 

5. Pick up 15B, go with thread up through the last 2 B beads, step #4, the last 2 B beads, step #3, the last B bead and down through the 1st B bead, step #1, the first 2 B beads, step #3, the first 2 B beads, step #4, and the 1st B bead just added in this step. First Unit complete.
6. Pick up 6B, go with thread down through the 3 B beads as shown and up through the first 3 B beads just added in this step.
7. Pick up 3B, 2A, 2B, 1C, 2B, go with thread down through 2A and 6 B beads as shown in illustration, and up through the first 3 B beads, step #6, and the first 3 B beads and 1st A bead just added in this step.
8. Pick up 1A, 3B, go with thread down through the 2 A beads, step #7.
9. Pick up 1B, 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A and 2 B beads, step #7, through the 3 B and 1 A bead, step #8, down through the 1st A bead, step #7, and the 1st B bead just added in this step.
10. Pick up 2B, 5A, go with thread up through the 3 B beads, step #7, down through the B bead, step #9, and the 2 B beads just added in this step.
11. Pick up 2B, 9A, go with thread up through the 2nd and 3rd B beads, step #6, the 3 B beads, step #7, down through the 1 B bead, step #9, 2 B beads, step #10, and the 2 B beads just added in this step.
12. Pick up 14B, go with thread up through the 6 B beads on the left side of Unit and down through the 6 B beads on the right side of Unit as shown.


13. Continue necklace by repeating steps #6 through #12 until it fits.

14. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 1B, 2A beads in necklace. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner at the other end of necklace after removing the stopper bead.



Scalloped Lace Necklace/Bracelet Free Pattern, NB0151
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2011 - 2016 All rights reserved.
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.







Monday, March 28, 2016

Introducing my new coloring book for adults

Mandalas Coloring Collection Paperback
Now available at Amazon.com

Coloring is a great past time when you need a break from your beading.

Yes, coloring these Mandalas will probably help you relax.
Yes, coloring these Mandalas might help with stress.
Yes, coloring these Mandalas can make you feel very zen.
Yes, coloring these Mandalas could offer a mind expanding experience.
Yes, coloring these Mandalas could help you unwind.
But let’s be real, coloring these Mandalas should just be fun.
So let’s go back to our childhood together and start coloring.
This Collection of 48 Mandalas is just to have fun coloring for adults. The illustrations are also printed on only one side.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Dimensional Bracelet Free Pattern




This bracelet is made using a couple of the newer beads, Czech Mates Triangle bead and Tila's. It looks like it might be complicated to make, but once you get used to the thread path, you will move along quickly. With the triangle beads down the center it gives the bracelet a nice dimensional look.

 

Beads Used:
A = 11˚ MIYUKI Seed beads
B = 8˚ MIYUKI Seed beads
C = Czech Mates Triangle bead
D = 11˚ MIYUKI DELICA beads
E = MIYUKI Tila beads
 

 

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. I used Fireline 6lb. crystal.  Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.




1. Pick up 1E, 1A, 3D and 1C going through the top hole of the C bead. In later steps make sure all the C beads are pointing up.




 
2. Pick up 3D, go with thread right to left through the bottom hole of the C bead and up through the 3 D beads added in the last step.





3. Pick up 1A, 1E 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead just added.






4. Pick up 1A, go with thread down through the 3 D beads, step #2.






5. a) Pick up 1A,3D, 1A, go with thread down through the 3 D beads, step #2.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead added in step #1.









6. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, follow the blue dotted line in illustration. First going up and then down with working thread and coming out with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead, Step #1.










7. Pick up 1B, 1E, 1A, go with thread up through the 3 D beads, Step #5a.




8. Pick up 1C, 3D, go with thread right to left through the bottom hole of the C bead just added and up through the 3 D beads, Step #5a. Make sure your C bead is facing up in the same direction as the previous C bead.




9. Pick up 1A, 1E, 1B, go with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead in the previous unit and the A bead, left to right through the 1 A bead, as shown, up through the 1 A bead and the left side hole of the E bead just added in this step.


10. a) Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead, step #9.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread down through the 3 D beads, step #8.




11. a) Pick up 1A, 3D, 1A, go with thread down through the 3 D beads, step #8.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead, step #7.




 


12. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, follow the blue dotted line in illustration. First going up and then down with working thread and coming out with thread down through the right side hole of the E bead, Step #7.




 



13. Continue bracelet by repeating steps #7 through #12 until the bracelet reaches the length that you would like.


Dimensional Bracelet pattern, Free Tutorial - B0272
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2015 - 2016 All rights reserved
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.
 
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