Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I thought I would share this email - what do you think?


I thought I would share this email that I received from a customer today.
The person did not give me an email address, so I was unable to reply to them. 


 
 




First I would like to say that my Free Starting Pendant - Free Pattern
pattern is a pattern that I designed, if it happens to look like someone else’s design, it is probably just the nature of the beads that work up the same. If it is an exact copy, please contact me and I will remove my pattern.


Secondly, I share these patterns on my free pattern blog for FREE. If I ask you not to copy the pattern, that does not mean you cannot have all your friends referred to my blog and get the free pattern for themselves.


I am sorry this person is offended that I have offered this pattern and many other patterns for free and ask that the pattern not be copied. Maybe they would prefer that I do not offer any patterns for free. I work very hard at designing a pattern, working up illustrations and writing step-by-step instructions so that many people can learn to bead and enjoy the art.


What do you think? Thanks, Sandra

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Starting Pendant - Free Pattern



I like to introduce a new challenge for you.
By using this pattern, Starting Pendant, as a starting point, make something using the basic pattern. Be creative and make anything you would like.

Send me a photo of what you have made. Take a picture on a white background of your new design. Send your picture with a short note on the project that you did to: sandra @ sandradhalpenny.com (take out spaces when using the email)

I will send you a $5.00 off coupon to use when shopping for new patterns.  1 coupon per person.


A
= seed beads, B = Twin beads
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Round 1

Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, go with thread forward through the 1st A bead just added.


Round 2  

a) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the top hole of the next B bead as shown

b) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the next A bead as shown.

c) Repeat (a & b), 4 more times.

d) Continue with working thread forward through the A bead added in the first repeat of (a) in this Round.



Round 3  

a) Pick up 3A, go with thread forward through the A bead, R2b.

b) Pick up 1A, go with thread forward through the A bead, next repeat of R2a.

c) Repeat (a & b), 4 more times.

d) Continue with working thread forward through the 3 A beads added in the first repeat of (a) in this Round.



Round 4  

a) Pick up 2B, go with thread forward through the 3 A beads in the next repeat of R3a.

b) Repeat (a), 4 more times.

c) Continue with working thread forward through the 1st and 2nd A beads added in the first repeat of (a) in Round 3.



Round 5  

a) Pick up 1B, go with thread forward through the top hole of the 1st B bead, R4a.

b) Pick up 1B, go with thread forward through the top hole of the 2nd B bead, R4a.

c) Pick up 1B, go with thread forward through the 2nd A bead, R3a.

d) Repeat (a, b, c), 4 more times.

e) Weave the working thread into your pendent and end.

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2014 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.


Sample made by
Renie Smith





 








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