Friday, August 14, 2015

Transparent Lace Necklace - FREE Pattern

The Transparent Lace Necklace pattern is made by doing rows of basic net weave stitch using the cylinder Delica beads by Miyuki. If you would prefer, you can use any size seed beads too. It works up fast and you can make it as long or short as you like. It can also be easily made into a bracelet.


A = Miyuki DELICA 11° bead, #783
B = Miyuki DELICA 11° bead, #778

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 5A, 9B, go with thread up through the 5th A bead just added.


2.
Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 1st A bead added in the last step.


3. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #2 (first time) or step #11b (every time after).
b) Pick up 2A, 2B, go with thread down through the 7th B bead, step #1 (first time) or the 4th B bead, step #11a (every time after).





4. Pick up 9B, go with thread up through the 3rd B bead just added in this step.




5. a) Pick up 2B, 3A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #3b.
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #3a.


6. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #5b.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, step #5a.
c) Pick up 3A, 2B, go with thread down through the 7th B bead, step #4.




7. a) Pick up 6B, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #6c.
b) Pick up 5A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #6b.
c) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #6a.


8. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #7c.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 3rd A bead, step #7b.
c) Pick up 5B, go with thread down through the 4th B bead, step #7a.



9. a) Pick up 3B, go with thread up through the 3rd B bead, step #8c.
b) Pick up 5B, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #8b.
c) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #8a.



10. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #9c.
b) Pick up 2A, 2B, go with thread down through the 3rd B bead, step #9b.



11. a) Pick up 6B, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #10b.
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #10a.


 
12. a) Continue necklace by repeating steps #3 through #11 until the necklace or bracelet fits.
b) To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 2 A 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.



Transparent Lace Necklace FREE Pattern, N0359
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Sandra D. Halpenny 2015 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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Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Violet Lace Necklace



I bought the 6mm China Jade beads in the spring from one of my local bead stores. They were only $3.25 for a sting of them. So for this necklace I decided to use the beads with the Miyuki Silver Lined Violet seed beads. The dark aqua and the shiny silver lined violet beads are very pretty together in the necklace.  For less than $3.00 and a couple of hours you will have a very pretty necklace to wear. Hope you enjoy making this new pattern.

The Pattern is Free on this Website.
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