Free eBook of Beaded Necklace Patterns

Oct 9, 2009

Leslie RogalskiPractice, practice, practice... with 5 free necklace patterns!

I recently chatted on the Beading Daily forums about whether we consider ourselves beginner, intermediate or advanced. Many people think being advanced means you get it perfect the first time, every time, but I beg to differ. No matter how many times I work in any technique, there are times when I can’t get it right the first time... or even the second time. Suddenly I forget a step, or I'm all thumbs. It’s usually a small thing–the way I complete a stitched row, a turn of the pliers… whatever it is, it’s enough to make me slap my forehead and say “D’oh!” I consider myself a bit of a pro in many techniques, and still have those d'oh moments! 

So, like concert musicians who practice arpeggios in different keys and tempos, we jewelry makers can hone our skills by making designs in different mediums and techniques. Our Beading Daily eBook, 5 Free Beaded Necklace Patterns, has a wonderful selection and variety of techniques for you to "practice." And, though practicing our craft won't get us to Carnegie Hall, our finished jewelry sure lasts a lot longer than the sounds of a concerto! 

 Here's how to limber up:

necklace-making Perfect your crimping and have some fun in a design with many sizes of beads in my
Big Island necklace.


necklace-makingRefine your use of jump rings to make chain maille, and attach a cool cord with wireworking in the Parallel Chain necklace by Barbara Hance. 
necklace-makingBecome more adept at right angle weave and string a beaded cord for your pendant in the Shining Example necklace by Marcella Austenfeld. necklace-makingWork with a fast and simple design in wire, chain and beaded dangles in the Heart of Glass necklace by Terry Rhoades.

Julia Watt's Dragonfly's GardenEnhance the style of a strung design by using multi-strand techniques,
seed bead fringes, and asymmetrical detail in 
Dragonfly's Garden
by Julia Watt.

Just click here to download your
Beading Daily eBook, 5 Free Beaded Necklace Patterns!


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MelindaB@14 wrote
on Oct 9, 2009 12:27 PM
I was so looking forward to the Free Friday Project this week just to find out its one that was Free in July 2009. I'm so sad now, not a great way to start the weekend. Guess I will have to hunt elsewhere for a NEW Free project.
MelindaB@14 wrote
on Oct 9, 2009 2:57 PM
I just re-read my comment & I don't mean to sound annoyed but it really is something I look forward to, as well as the Blogs & Forums. You guys do a great job... Thank You! FYI ~ The "Free E-Book of Beaded Necklaces" is really good if you don't have it already!
bea@30 wrote
on Oct 16, 2009 8:05 AM
hi there, thanks for all the interesting stuff you're posting. i enjoy them a lot. ONLY this e-book gives me trouble. i can't seem to download it. wether i first save it or first open it to save. it keeps telling me there is a mistake in the document. everything else worked just fine...
Danielle wrote
on Oct 16, 2009 9:20 AM
Bea, do you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat? Also, I find that FireFox can be picky depending on your settings. Try updating Adobe Acrobat and/or updating your FireFox settings (or try using Explorer). Good luck!