Friday, June 10, 2016

Crystals, Pearls and Cubes Necklace Pattern


Pretty lace necklaces are always a great addition to your wardrobe. They are simple to make and they sure can sparkle. The more crystals you use the more sparkle you will have. Go into a room with the new LED lights and you will be noticed if you are wearing crystals. I used up some extra beads that I had for the necklace, the Chinese crystals, cube beads and the Round Pearl beads. If you have any extra beads lying around of weird shape, this pattern is very forgiving when you use different shape or size beads.


A = Miyuki, 11° SEED bead
B = Miyuki, 11° SEED bead
C = 3.4 mm Cube, (You can also use 4mm)
D = 5 mm Round Bead (You can also use 6mm)
E = 4 x 6 mm Rondelle Chinese crystal

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 6A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 5A, 1B, 1D, 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread up thorough the last B bead just added.
 





2. a) Pick up 3A, go with thread down (left to right) through the D bead, step #1.

b) Pick up 1B, 5A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 4A, go with thread up through the 2nd and 1st A beads, step #1.

 
 




3. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 7A, 1B, go with thread down through the C bead, step #2b.
 






4. Pick up 1B, 3A, go with thread up, left to right and then down with thread, following the blue dotted line thread path in illustration, coming out with thread won through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added in this step.
 







5. Pick up 3A, 1B, 1D, 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread up thorough the last B bead just added.
 










6. Pick up 3A, go with thread down (left to right) through the D bead, step #5.








7. Pick up 1B, 5A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 2nd A beads (of the 7A), step #3.

8. Continue necklace by repeating steps #3 through #7 until it fits.

9. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through a couple of seed 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.

Crystals, Pearls and Cubes Necklace Free Pattern, N0263
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 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.










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.