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101+ Free Beading Patterns

Find beading patterns for beginners and advanced jewelry artists alike in this collection.

By: Caley Walsh, Editor,
101 Free Beading Patterns

With this collection of free beading patterns, you can craft your own jewelry to match any outfit or make an impressive gift for any occasion.

You will find beadwork patterns for necklaces, bracelets, holiday jewelry, and more. Skill levels range from beading patterns for beginners to advanced beading projects.

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Beaded Anklet Patterns

Ocean Blue Anklet

Featured Project: Ocean Blue Anklet

This simple beaded anklet is perfect for a day at the beach.  Made with vibrant blue beads, this beaded jewelry pattern will have you ready for summer in no time!  You could also wear this anklet as a bracelet if you prefer. If you have additional beads and supplies left over, why not make a matching necklace or a pair of matching earrings? This simple pattern is great for beginners and is a fun way to jazz up your summer accessories.

Rainbow Anklet

More Beading Patterns for Anklets: Beading patterns for anklets are perfect for summer and make great gifts for adults and little girls. Wear one with a pair of flip flops and shorts when you hit the beach. Learn how to make jewelry that you can wear with a fancy dress or a casual swimsuit - anklets look good no matter what.

Free Home Décor Beading Patterns

Beaded Barbeque Skewers

Featured Project: Beaded Barbeque Skewers

These BBQ Skewers can be used on the barbeque and are dishwasher safe. The beads should not be placed in an open flame or directly over red hot coals. These are also great for fruit kebobs – just cut chunks of fresh fruit, skewer them & chill until ready to eat! If you don't know how to make jewelry but really want to work with beads, this is the perfect project for you.

Beaded Bottle

More Beading Patterns for Your Home: Change the way you look at free beaded patterns by adding some to your decor. Did you know you can create pillows, lamps and even coasters using beads? Simple beading patterns can really change the look of your space and add a touch of sparkle.

Free Bracelet Beading Patterns

Bangle Bracelet

Featured Project:  Bangle Bracelet

Choose your own beads and design a funky bangle bracelet. You can dress it up or down - it's completely up to you. Beaded bracelet patterns are a great way to show off your style without breaking the bank. This holiday season, make one for yourself and give another as a gift.

Macrame Meteor Bracelet

More Beading Patterns for Bracelets: Nothing says creativity quite like beaded bracelet patterns. Whether you're new to the world of jewelry making or a total expert, you can't go wrong with a simple handmade bracelet.

Make a DIY bracelet for yourself and wear it every single day. You can also make a matching bracelet for a friend and give it as a meaningful gift on a birthday or during the Christmas season. The great thing about making bracelets is that you can really make a huge variety and have one to wear with every outfit.

Beaded Brooch Tutorials

Contemporary Pin

Featured Project: Contemporary Pin

The heating and flattening technique used in this project produces a fluid, unpredictable design that is the key to free form shapes. The combination of metal and beads make this a true creative feat. Make something that really sticks out from the crowd.

Pretty Pearl Bow

More Beading Patterns for Brooches: Brooches might seem old school, but these are anything but dowdy. Make your own and attach it to a scarf or top for an unexpected dose of fun. This is something both you and your granddaughter can wear with pride. In fact, jewelry projects have never looked so good. Make a beaded brooch to dress up any jacket, scarf, or cardigan.

Free Earrings Beading Patterns

Sparkle Flower Earrings

Featured Project: Sparkle Flower Earrings

A new twist on an old technique: French beaded flowers wrap-around loops with Toho seed beads and CZ Gem Dropz make unique earrings.  Use the same technique to make a pin - or a pendant to create a matching necklace. You'll be surprised at how quickly these flowers bloom!

Brazilian Babe Chandeliers

More Beading Patterns for Earrings: Make a big, bold statement with a pair of handmade earrings. Your accessories can be loud and wild or understated and elegant - it's up to you. Be sure your creation matches your style so you feel comfortable and confident when you wear them.

If you've never tried your hand at making earrings before, give it a whirl with any of these tutorials. Earrings are great practice for getting used to beading patterns because you have to make two of them!

Beaded DIY Gift Ideas

Bead and Ribbon Bookmark

Featured Project: Bead and Ribbon Bookmark

Create a beautiful ribbon bookmark that you can use again and again. This beaded bookmark makes an easy homemade gift for any occasion. Whether or not you know how to make jewelry, you can make this pretty project and use it to mark a page in your favorite book.

Beaded Book Thong

More Beading Patterns for Gifts: A beaded gift is such a fun ideas for a birthday or during the holiday season. Bead patterns, free jewelry ideas and other similar projects are so much fun to make. Make rings, a suncatcher or even a bookmark - there are so many crafty ways to use beads. This year, say you care with a free beading pattern.

Bead Projects for Kids

Easy Beaded Bracelets

Featured Project: Easy Beaded Bracelets

These easy beaded bracelet patterns make great gifts at any time of year. Try this free beading pattern in a variety of colors for your next birthday or celebration opportunity.

Kids' Beaded Angel

More Beading Patterns for Kids: Think beads and kids don't mix? Think again! Easy bead bracelet patterns and other simple bead crafts are a great option when crafting with kids. As long as kids are adequately supervised, there's no need to worry! Get creative and spend the afternoon creating cool crafts.

Free Holiday Beading Patterns

Thanksgiving Turkey Bead Earrings

Featured Project: Thanksgiving Turkey Bead Earrings

Follow this step-by-step photo tutorial and learn how to make jewelry for Thanksgiving. You can also turn the beaded turkeys into wine charms. Once you learn how to make bead crafts, you will want to make a pair of earrings for each of your friends. Learning how to make beaded turkeys is a fun craft that will surely put you in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Beaded Easter Basket Earrings

More Beading Patterns for Your Favorite Holiday: Find a free beading pattern for the holiday season, Halloween or even the Fourth of July! Think outside the box and look for beads that correspond with your favorite holiday. Make ornaments, earrings and even a bookmark - it's up to you! Crafts can really help you get in the spirit of the holiday you're celebrating.

Jasper Donut Necklace

More Beading Patterns For Necklaces: Use a variety of beads to create standout necklaces. Give your creation to someone special in your life - they'll want to wear it forever. You can go back in time with a vintage style free beading pattern or fast forward with a futuristic design. Better yet, make one of each - a beaded necklace always makes a statement!

Free Ring Beading Patterns

Bling Ring

Featured Project: Bling Ring

This beaded ring is fun, easy and perfect for upcoming holiday parties. If you want to learn how to make jewelry but need to try something small first, look no further than this project. Everyone will compliment for handmade design and will ask where you got such a beautiful piece of jewelry. Rings always make a statement, but this ring is a true standout.

In Bloom Lemonade Ring

More Beading Patterns For Rings: Get creative and wear your love of beading on your sleeve...well, almost. A beaded ring may seem complicated to make, but it's actually a super cool idea. Test your skills with this free beading pattern for a ring.

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How neat! I especially like the section on beaded home decor! It's all kind of retro, but I really love it

AH. This really makes me want to get into beading. Some of these are simply precious. Thanks

Nice!! There are so many beautiful patterns. I loved it. Visit - https//

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I am disabled, and I look forward to this new hobby helping me with the boredom and isolation. Thank for the easy to follow instructions

very nice

I am not able to save any of the patterns. I have registered, but came back to log in and told me I could not do so. I said to send password to email, it said it did and it did not. So, unhappily, I am having to go through each pattern, look and decide if I want to save it. URGH...not a lot of fun doing it this way. Some cute ideas, a lot for beginners, which I am looking for more advanced patterns to look at. But thanks for posting these, any ideas are refreshing cause I am running out of visuals and feel like everything I make is a repeat in some ways of the one I did before. I will be back and maybe in the meantime I will eventually get the email...

Hi ybliku2! I am sorry you were having issues. If you are still having issues, please get in touch with our customer service department and they can help you retrieve your password: Additionally, for more advanced beading ideas, check out! They have some awesome and beautiful ideas. Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

I bookmarked the whole page so I wouldnt have to try & save each one to my craft projects box. LOL Now if I could find the time to relax enough to make something.

Your ideals are great especially for a beginner I know your books can help me start a new hobby being disable this will help me with my loneliness and make myself productive each day. Thanks.

Thank you - good starting point and interesting work for a beginner like me.

These patterns are for beginners. I was hoping for some intermediate and advanced seed bead patterns.

Hi creese ox! We have several seed bead and more advanced patterns located in our jewelry-making category for you to check out: Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

its good

Hi rhodo, The ones pictured are actually the Chandelier Earrings. They are listed in the beaded earrings. Thanks! Editors of FaveCrafts

where is the pattern for he necklace that is showing when u click on beading ,,,,, it is also shown beside where it says 101 free beading patterns. Ilove it would enjoy trying it , but was unable to find it thank you Bb

I agree with the other commenters, I would love to see this as an e-book

will this become a ebook. not all of them come up with i try to open them.

I agree this would be an awesome ebook Please consider

I like all the great ideas and your site has so much to offer. Thank you for answering my question about the pop-ups. Lynn

I too, would LOVE this to be an ebook. Saving to my articles is nice but not as good as having it off line. Also do you have a mobile site? It would be great to look for patterns on my blackberry while waiting ... anywhere.

Why isn't this an e-book? I don't have the time or inclination to look at each of these and decide whether I want it or not.


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