Saturday, June 28, 2014

more Linda's Tweaked Stackers

Here are some bands I beaded up using Linda's Tweaked Stacker pattern (available for free by clicking HERE). Links to the exact beads used to create each band are listed below each photo:

http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/StackerLinda.html

• About 250 size 11/0 11RR4204 Duracoat Champagne Miyuki Rocailles
• About 22 Color1 Pastel Bordeaux SuperDuo beads
• About 22 Color2 Matte Metallic Flax SuperDuo beads
• About 12 Luster-Opaque Gold/Smoky Topaz Czechmates tile beads

http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/StackerLinda.html

• About 250 size 11/0 11RR1051 GA Silver Miyuki Rocailles
• About 22 Color1 TSD-25123 Neon Pink SuperDuo beads
• About 22 Color2 TSD-25125 Neon Purple SuperDuo beads
• About 12 CZTWN06-25125 Neon Purple Czechmates tile beads

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Free Czechmates SuperDuo Bracelet

Linda's Tweaked Stacker

My free Stackers pattern (available by clicking HERE)
adapted into a beautiful bracelet by Linda Genaw at craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com

 
For detailed information on beads used in the photo above,
go to Linda’s blog by clicking HERE.

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)

• 3 yards of 6 lb. FireLine, or waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D (note: pick a thread color that is as close as possible to the Czechmates tile bead color)
• About 250 size 11/0 seed beads
• About 22 Color1 SuperDuo beads
• About 22 Color2 SuperDuo beads
• About 12 Czechmates tile beads
• clasp



Repeat Step 1 to Step 21 of Stacker Band 1 (my Stackers pattern is available by clicking HERE) but with the following changes:
• start with 3 yards of FireLine instead of 2 yards
• use Czechmates tile beads instead of Czechmates brick beads
• do not cut your thread at the end of Step 20 but go ahead and attach the other end of your clasp as instructed in Step 21


Step 1: Go back across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Step 2: String six seed beads and go down through the two seed beads, the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Step 3: String five seed beads and go down through the two seed beads, the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED.

NOTE: Not all size 11/0 seed beads are the same size. As such, if your five seed beads tend to bulge or buckle, the alternative would be to use smaller seed beads along this outside row or add four seed beads instead of five.



Step 4: Repeat Step 3 until you get to the end:



Step 5: String six seed beads. Go across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Step 6: String six seed beads and go up through the two seed beads, the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Step 7: String five seed beads and go up through the two seed beads, the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Step 8: Repeat Step 7 until you get to the end:



Step 9: String six seed beads. Go across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and then cut your thread.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Free SuperDuo Pattern

Bodacious Earrings and Pendant
copyright 2014 Deborah Roberti




MATERIALS
Earrings:
• Two yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 65 size 11/0 seed beads
• 36 Color1 SuperDuo beads
• 36 Color2 SuperDuo beads
• 14 size 4mm beads of any type
• two small (2-4mm) closed jump rings
• a pair of earring findings
Pendant:
• One yard of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 35 size 11/0 seed beads
• 18 Color1 SuperDuo beads
• 18 Color2 SuperDuo beads
• 7 size 4mm beads of any type
• a size 4mm closed jump ring
• a chain or cord with clasp



Step 1: Thread your needle with a yard of FireLine.

Leaving about a 6-inch tail, string a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead and a seed bead.

Tie the beads together in a tight double knot:



Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you strung in the last step, grab the tail thread and tie another tight knot:



Step 3: Go back through the seed bead and the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



NOTE: I find it best to weave your tail thread into the circle and cut it now so it doesn’t get in the way later.

Step 4: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color1 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 5: String three Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 6: String three Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



It’s a tight squeeze to get three Color2 SuperDuos beads in between each Color1 SuperDuo bead but just squeeze away and don’t worry if they get floppy. You’ll fix that later.

Step 7: String three Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 8: String three Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 9: String three Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 10: String three Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 11: Go back through the inside hole of the three Color2 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED:



To help maintain tension, pull tight, knot once but do not cut your thread.

Step 12: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color2 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 13: String a Color1 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 14: String a Color1 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the two Color2 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED. Pull tight as you do so that the outside ends come together in a “v”:



Step 15: String a Color1 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 16: String a Color1 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the two Color2 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED. Again, pull tight as you do so that the outside ends come together in a “v”:



Step 17: Repeat Steps 15 and 16 until you come to the end:



Step 18: Go back through the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Again, to help maintain tension, pull tight, knot once but do not cut your thread.

Step 19: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color1 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 20: String two seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 21: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 22: String two seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 23: Repeat Steps 21 and 22 until you come to the end:



Pull tight, and as you do, allow the beads to form a slight dome. Knot once but do not cut your thread.

Step 24: Go back around through the outer ring of beads highlighted in RED:



Step 25: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 26: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead. Go through the jump ring and then back down through the last seed bead that you just strung:



Step 27: Go back down through the 4mm bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:



Step 28: Go around through the outer ring of beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:


Weave your way back into the beadwork, knot and cut your thread.

Free earring pattern: the Leaf Earrings

Leaf Earrings
copyright 2009 Deborah Roberti


MATERIALS:
• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• Approximately 60 size 11/0 seed beads (I used Miyuki Lt. Bronze 11-0457L. Can be purchased online at RedPandaBeads.com, Charlene's Beads and WhimBeads.com.)
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads (I used Czech Bronze on Topaz Base. Can be purchased at ShipwreckBeads.com.)
• 30 size 4mm bicone crystals (I used Swarovski Chrysolite Satin. Can be purchased online at INMCrystal.com.)
• two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• a pair of ear wires, or whichever type of earring finding you prefer


Step 1: Thread your needle with a yard of Fireline. String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, three seed beads and a bicone crystal. Leaving about a 6- to 8-inch tail, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:



Step 2: Go back up and around through the bicone crystal, the three seed beads, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you strung in the last step:



Step 3: Go back up through the bicone crystal and the seed bead:



Step 4: String two seed beads. Go through the jump ring and then go back through the second seed bead that you just strung:



Step 5: String a seed bead. Go back down and around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the bicone crystal high­lighted in RED:



Step 6: String three bicone crystals. Go around and back across through the bicone crystal that you exited at the end of the last step:



Step 7: Go back down through the bicone crystal that you added in the last step:



Step 8: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go across through the seed bead and the bicone crystal and then down through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:



Step 9: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go across through the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead, and then down through the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 10: String a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go around and across through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 11: Go back down through the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you added in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):



Step 12: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, three seed beads, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go around and up through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 13: Go back across through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the bicone crystal, and then down through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead high­lighted in RED:



Step 14: String three seed beads. Go back up through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 15: Go back up through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:



Step 16: Go back up through the three seed beads, through the jump ring and back down through the three seed beads (all beads highlighted in RED):



Weave your way back into the earring, knot and cut your thread. Thread your needle with the tail from Step 1, weave your way into your earring, knot and cut your thread. Attach your earring finding to the jump ring: