101+ Free Beading Patterns
By: Caley Walsh, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
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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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Free Anklet Beading Patterns
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.
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
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.
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.
Bracelet making is one of the most social crafts around. Don't you want to join the party with our free eBook 20 Bracelet Patterns: Macrame Bracelets, Friendship Bracelets, Hemp Bracelets, and More? In this free craft eBook, you'll find tons of ideas for how to make jewelry. Kids and adults alike will love creating these delightful free bracelets: "20 Bracelet Patterns: Macrame Bracelets, Friendship Bracelets, Hemp Bracelets, and More" eBook
Free Bracelet Beading Patterns
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.
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.
Beads can help you customize and accessory and make a real statement. Luckily, Beautiful Beads: 45 Beading Craft Projects is filled with creative and interesting DIY projects to make with beads. This free downloadable eBook is perfect for a lazy afternoon or quiet evening. You can work on these projects on your own or with others - there are so many interesting tutorials for you to try in "Beautiful Beads: 45 Beading Craft Projects" eBook
Free Brooch Beading Patterns
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.
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
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!
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!
Why buy beads when you can make them yourself? Use newspaper to create beads that can be used for bracelets, necklaces and more. These 11 Ways to Make Newspaper Beadsare perfect for anyone who wants to go green. With these projects, you'll learn new ways to make beading projects. Get the collection: 11 Ways to Make Newspaper Beads
Free Beading Patterns for Gifts
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.
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
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
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.
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.
If you love beading patterns for the holidays, our collection of 22 DIY Beaded Ornaments is for you! Ranging from beaded ornaments for kids to general jewelry ornaments to everything in between, this collection is perfect for jewelry makers who'd love to add a little sparkle to the tree. Get the collection: 22 DIY Beaded Ornaments
Free Necklace Beading Patterns
Featured Project: Colorful Love Necklace
This beautiful beaded necklace features glass beads in various colors and heart-shape blown glass beads. This necklace would make a stylish Valentine's Day present for someone special.
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
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.
BONUS: Learn How To Bead! If you are new to beading, these illustrated articles will help illustrate the common techniques.
Learn how to string with beading cable and use this technique for future projects. Once you've mastered that, it's time to move on to making wire-wrapped head and eye pins. The last step in your quest to learn how to make jewelry is making loops at head and eye pins. By the time you're finished you'll be an expert. How to String with Beading Cable
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