Beading Daily’s Favorite Stitches and Beadweaving Techniques: 5 Free Beadwork Beading Patterns for Seed Beads

Nov 5, 2010

Kristal Wick
Kristal Wick
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Beading Daily

The holidays are rapidly approaching as they do every year, same place, same time. Why am I always blindsided by this joyous gift-giving season? Am I alone here, or are you with me my beady peeps? In case you can relate, here are some special free beading patterns I selected particularly for the holidays. Of course, you can create and wear them all year-round, but with a few color changes, you could make each of these beadwork desings especially for Aunt Gerti or your BFF (after you make one for yourself). I'm excited to share these 5 FREE Beadwork patterns with you-stitch along with me!

Lauren Gross's Gift Box Necklace project is simply adorable. This will be my first attempt to do anything with peyote stitch other than cuffs. What a fun alternative, and you know this necklace will stop traffic with the unique seed bead design.

Fresh Twist by Doris Coghill would make a lovely holiday-inspired adornment, perfect for office wear as well as festive partying. A simple, yet elegant beadweaving design featuring a large-holed focal bead that could be just the missing piece of your holiday wardrobe.

Crystal Radiance Brooch by Tina Koyama is a great piece to wear or decorate your tree with! I thought these would make great dual-purpose gifts for my friends this year. I'll do them in each bud's favorite color palette and hang a pretty ribbon from the pin back so they can hang it on the tree when they're not wearing it.

Triple strand anything delights me, and Nancy Sathre-Vogel's Sumptuous Spiral necklace is no exception. This looks fun and very addicting to make! I love the colors, and the toggle just screams "make me, make me."

Tatiana Van Iten's Snow Fairy Bracelet is stunning. What a beautiful winter-ice bead pattern using right-angle weave, flat peyote stitch, square stitch, and fringe. Perfect to wear all season, this would make a great choker necklace as well.

All these seed bead projects have lovely pictures, and all the steps for you to make each and every one! I might have to try them all. Join me, won't you?

Come bead with me.



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ZeeM2 wrote
on Nov 5, 2010 6:50 AM

Does not download

grammajojo wrote
on Nov 5, 2010 9:05 AM

Kristal, thank you so much for such beautiful FREE patterns!!  always love something free. My question is, how do  you find seed bead in bulk to make these wonderful pieces?  All I can ever find is the little tubes, and that would be kind of pricey.

on Nov 5, 2010 10:06 AM

I'm getting an error message each time I try to download the file. It says the file is damaged. I've successfully downloaded a couple of other pdf files this morning so I know it isn't my computer :-)

Can it get fixed.....pretty please :-D

Kristal Wick wrote
on Nov 5, 2010 11:14 AM

ZeeM2 and Evenstar Designs,

We've had over 7000 download already without any problems. My computer team tells me nothing is wrong with the file so refresh your pages and try again.If it still does not work, let me know.

Kristal Wick wrote
on Nov 5, 2010 11:20 AM

Hey Grammajojo!

Great to hear from you again and glad you like these projects!

Here are 2 of my fave places for seed beads:

Anybody have any recommendations for Grammajojo?

cocoisa wrote
on Nov 5, 2010 12:58 PM

Muchas gracias, bellisimos los trabajos.

Un gran abrazo.

KarenH@140 wrote
on Nov 5, 2010 4:50 PM

Grammajojo, for seed beads and much else, try:

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Great selection, great prices, great customer service.

on Nov 6, 2010 3:57 PM

Kristal- thanks for checking into the technical issue. I was able to download it on a different then dawned on me that maybe I needed to update my Adobe reader on my pc.....I did and it worked. Thanks for your effort :-)