FPF: Fall Triangles

For the first day of Fall, and Free Pattern Fridays, we have another loom/square stitch pattern.  It repeats and is 19 columns (1.01″) wide.  When you get to the bottom, start back at the top and work until the desired length. Your choice of clasp.

Click the graph to enlarge and right-click to save to your hard drive.

Have fun and happy beading!

#beading #freepatternfridays

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FPF: Loom Pattern

We’re going with a loom, or you can work it in square stitch, bracelet pattern this week. Pick your theme – Winter or Fall.  It is 19 columns wide (1.01 inches) and repeats.

Click the images to enlarge and right-click to save to your hard drive. When you get to the bottom, start back at the top and work until the desired length. Your choice of clasp.

Have fun and happy beading!

#beading #freepatternfridays

IBW: Deco Duo Pendant

For International Beading Week, I’m trying some of the wonderful patterns being shared by other beaders.  The first one I chose is Smadar Grossman’s, Deco Duo Pendant.  The only modification I made was to replace the crystals with Czech fire polish, and that was because I couldn’t find the right color 3mm crystals in my stash.

Thank you for sharing, Smadar!

Beading for a Project

I missed last week’s Free Pattern Friday because I’ve been beading for Darcy Rosner (Sweet Bananaberry) for the Mannequin Project, a permanent installation at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, MA. The project is a fully beaded full-sized mannequin to be used as the center piece for a new garden space entitled Illusions.

Leaves, twigs, petals, flowers, a clump of grass…this is only part of it, there are more that didn’t get photographed, but they are all in the mail.


These flowers had been sitting, unfinished, in my stash for years. So happy they’re completed and have been adopted!


Manny, the grass snake, is made with Cath Thomas’ petal pattern.  He started out to be a clump of grass but my brain went in a completely different direction.  Darcy, you have no idea how close I came to keeping him. :)

FPF: Red, White & Blue

We’re going to do some red, white and blue for Free Pattern Fridays since Independence Day will be here soon.  This is a repeating odd-count peyote pattern, 17 columns wide, and only takes 3 colors.  Click the image to enlarge and right-click to save to your hard drive.  When you get to the bottom, start back at the top and work until the desired length. Your choice of clasp.

Have a safe holiday and Happy Beading!

#beading #freepatternfriday

FPF: Hedgehog Love

We’re going to do a playful pattern because I’m in a silly mood. I redesigned my Spiny Norman hedgehog earrings into a even-count peyote cuff.

There are two different ways to work it:

  1. Repeat the pattern until it’s long enough to fit your wrist and add a clasp.
  2. Stitch the longer piece, then work the smaller pattern on each end until it’s long enough to fit your wrist. Add a clasp and you’re done.

Click the images to enlarge and right-click to save to your hard drive.

You can also change the border color, add clouds, hills, trees, etc. in the background, outline the heart, or picot the edges. You could even leave off the heart and attach a charm in its place. Get creative, have fun and Happy Beading!

#freepatternfridays #beading