FPF: Grumpy Pumpkins

It’s Friday the 13th and Halloween is coming up fast. Let’s do a cuff with some grumpy pumpkins in odd-count peyote stitch this week.  You’ll need two orange, a green and  black.  It’s a repeating pattern.  Work until it fits your wrist and add (your choice) of clasp.

Click to enlarge, then right-click to save to your hard drive.

You can also widen the cuff and add a border on each side, if you wish.  Have fun and happy beading!

#beading  #freepatternfriday

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FPF: Loom vs Peyote

Two graphs for Free Pattern Fridays this time.  With a couple of minor tweaks, I converted my loom bracelet to 3-drop peyote.  Both are repeating designs.  First is the loom pattern.  It is 17 columns wide (0.9″).

The 3-drop peyote pattern is 21 columns (1.1″).

Here is how they will look once you’ve worked several sections.  Loom on the top, peyote on the bottom.

Click graphs to enlarge, right-click to save to your hard drive.  As always, you can work them with the colors shown or choose your own.  Your choice of clasp.

Have fun and happy beading!

#beading #freepatternfridays

FPF: Fall Diamonds

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

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. :)