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Welcome to BeadBuddies Bead3 Blog! You will find all kinds of wonderful information about our newest free beading patterns and our newest beads and beading supplies.  We are constantly adding new beads, findings, tools, and beading supplies. We also have a great selection of free beading patterns.  Our Free Pattern Center has fully illustrated instructions for creating your own beaded jewelry.  We have free patterns for beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Azurite Twilight Wrap Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/27/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Azurite Twilight Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Azurite Twilight Wrap Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – 34 inch Strand of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids 
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes 
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.75" Ball Pins 
60 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
16 – Magnetic Hematite 8x5mm Faceted Tubes
90 - Caribbean 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
62 – Aqua 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
17 – Azurite 6mm Semiprecious Rounds



Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/26/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Malachite is a beautiful green semiprecious gemstone bead.  Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral and is banded stone. Our Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color.  Malachite has a history that goes back thousands of years and for a long time it was mined and smelted down to make copper.  Malachite has a Mohs Hardness of 3.5 - 4.0 and is an opaque stone.

Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment

Danielle Connors wins USFL Sport MMA All Star Championship Belt

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/23/2019 to News
Danielle Connors wins USFL Sport MMA All Stars Championship Belt
in Orlando Florida by Arm Bar Submission

Danielle Connors at USFL Sport MMA

We are very proud of Danielle Connors who is sponsored by www.Bead3.com.  Danielle Connors represented the USFL East in Orlando this weekend at the USFL All-Star Championship.  Sport MMA Fighters from across the country came to Orlando to battle for the All-Star Championship Belts.  Danielle won the 10 year old division by arm bar submission victory in the 2nd round of her match.

Pharaoh's Kiss Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/22/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Pharaoh's Kiss Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Pharaohs Kiss Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Gold-Plated Dangle Earrings 
2 – Antique Gold-Plated 16x22mm Triangle Connectors 
6 – Gold-Plated 2 inch Head Pins
6 – Gold-Plated 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Rings
2 – Antique Gold-Plated 6x4mm Decorative Discs
4 – Red Carnelian 6mm Semiprecious Round Beads
2 – Lapis Lazuli 12mm Semiprecious Round Beads



Jewelry Designs by BRC

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/21/2019 to Featured Bead3 Partners
Jewelry Designs by BRC

The jewelry I make is created in my home from a wide variety of materials. I love bright colors and a mix of styles from the casual to the dressy that develop into fashionable, fun, affordable, one-of-a-kind jewelry creations. The chainmaille, kumihimo, right angle weave, traditional and other styles and colors are all exciting to me and make me happy when I'm "beading" or working on my jewelry. Making my customers happy is very important to me and love making a specific piece for someone. If you see something you like but would like a different size or color, please contact me and I will do my best to meet your need.  Thank you for visiting my shop, please stop by again to view my latest creations.  Bette at JewelryDesignsbyBRC.

JewelryDesignsbyBRC


Island Jewel Necklace

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/20/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Island Jewel Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Island Jewel Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
28 inches of Silver-Colored .35mm Buddy Braids Beading Wire
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Split Ring
2 - Antique Silver-Plated Crimp Tubes
2 - Silver-Plated 3mm Crimp Covers
6 - Antique Silver-Plated 11x27mm Rattan Metal Beads
14 - Antique Silver-Plated 4x10mm Diamond Metal Beads
14 - Antique Silver-Plated 2x6mm Flower Beaded Rondelles
7 - Plum AB 12x9mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
14 - Blue Diamond AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
14 - Crystal AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops



Aventurine Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/18/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Aventurine Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Aventurine is a beautiful green semiprecious gemstone bead.  Aventurine is a type of Quartz and can be very light or pale green to very dark green in color.  Our Aventurine Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Aventurine Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Aventurine Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color.  Aventurine is considered by many to be a stone of good luck.  Aventurine has a Mohs Hardness of 6.5 and is a transparent to translucent stone.

Aventurine Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment

Wild for Pink Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/18/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Wild for Pink Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Wild for Pink Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
12 inches of Silver-Colored .035mm Buddy Braids Beading Wire
2 – Antique Silver Crimp Beads
2 – Antique Silver Corrugated Crimp Bead Covers
1 – Antique Silver 12mm Toggle Clasp
10 – Antique Silver 4mm Corrugated Bicone Metal Beads
6 – Pink 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
5 – Pink Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coins



Tropical Paradise Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/17/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Tropical Paradise Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Tropical Paradise Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
 2 – Antique Bronze 9x18mm Leverback Earrings
24 – Antique Bronze 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings 
20 – Antique Bronze 0.016”x 2.0” x 0.05” Ball Headpins
10 – Orange 9x10mm Flower Beads
10 – Citrine 6mm Preciosa Glass Crystal Bicones
10 – Hyacinth 6mm Preciosa Glass Crystal Bicones



Mountain Paradise Necklace

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/15/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Mountain Paradise Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Mountain Paradise Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
26 inches of Silver-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 – Antique Silver-Plated Split Ring
2 – Antique Silver-Plated Crimp Tubes
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Covers
3 - Antique Silver-Plated Eye Pins 
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pin
20 – Antique Silver-Plated 6x4mm Decorative Discs
24 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
1 – Gold 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone
24 – Gold AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
37 – Smokey Quartz AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
1 – Picasso Jasper 8mm Semiprecious Round
1 – Picasso Jasper 18x25mm Semiprecious Puff Oval
10 – Picasso Jasper 12x16mm Semiprecious Puff Rectangles



Picasso's Mystery Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/14/2019

Picasso's Mystery Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Picasso Mystery Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – Antique Copper 12x6mm Lobster Clasp 
1 – Antique Copper Ball Pin 
9 – Antique Copper Eyepins
14 - Antique Copper 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Rings
4 - Antique Copper 6mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings 
2 – Antique Copper 3x11.5mm 6-Loop Bead Caps
12 – Antique Copper 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
2 – Antique Copper 8x17mm Scroll-Work Metal Beads 
1 – Blue Picasso Jasper 12x8mm Semiprecious Rondelles 
6 – Blue Diamond AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
1 – Blue Diamond AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelle



So Sassy by Susan Sassoon

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/14/2019 to Featured Bead3 Partners
So Sassy by Susan Sassoon

Susan is a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year for 2019 and has absolutely amazing jewelry creations!  Visit So Sassy by Susan Sassoon and you will find Susan Sassoon's Beadwork tutorials for sale. Teaching licenses for these tutorials are available by special request. Bead stores, bead societies, bead retreats and similar venues may be eligible for a group discount.

Susan Sassoon Jewelry Design



Brilliant Blues Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/12/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Brilliant Blues Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Brilliant Blues Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 21x12mm  Earrings 
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 3 Inch Head Pins
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 2x6mm 4-Leaf Bead Caps
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 3x11mm Multi-Leaf Bead Caps
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x10mm Curly 5-Leaf Bead Caps
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 6x9mm 6-Point Bead Caps
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Rondelle Metal Beads
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Ridged Round Metal Beads
2 – Blue Diamond 12x9mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
2 – Mint Alabaster 8mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones 



Natures Essence Necklace

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/10/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Natures Essence Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Natures Essence Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 - 9 inch length of Copper-Colored Buddy Braids
1 - 11 inch length of Copper-Colored Buddy Braids 
1 – Antique Copper15x8mm Lobster Clasp
4  - Antique Copper Crimp Beads
4 - Antique Copper Crimp Bead Covers
1 - Antique Copper 8mm 19 Gauge Jump Ring
23 – Antique Copper 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Rings 
1 – Antique Copper Head Pin 
20 – Antique Copper Eye Pins
3 – Antique Copper 21x28mm Round Sun Connectors
10 – Antique Copper 2x9mm Scallop Bead Caps
20 - Antique Copper 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
5 – Sand Opal AB 12x9mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
10 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
31 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
2 - Turquoise Colored Howlite 18x25mm Semiprecious Puff Ovals
4 - Turquoise Colored Howlite 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
7 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
15 – Topaz 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones



Sodalite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/8/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Sodalite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Sodalite is a beautiful blue semiprecious gemstone bead.  Sodalite often has white or cream colored veining.  Our Sodalite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Sodalite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Sodalite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color.  Sodalite is considered by many to be a stone of rational thought and calmness.  Sodalite has a Mohs Hardness of 5.5 - 6.0 and is an opaque stone.

Sodalite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment

Rhodonite Waves Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/7/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Rhodonite Waves Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Rhodonite Waves Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
2 - 18 inch Lengths of Gold-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids 
1 – Gold-Plated 18x21mm 2-Strand Oval Toggle Clasp
4 – Gold-Plated Crimp Tubes
36 – Gold-Plated 3x2mm Rondelles
48 - Crystal AB 4mm Glass Crystal Rounds
12 - Crystal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
11 – Rhodonite 12x8mm Semiprecious Rondelles



Blushing Beauty Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/6/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Blushing Beauty Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Blushing Beauty Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Silver-Plated 11x15mm Leverback Earrings
2 – Silver-Plated Ball Pins
2 – Silver-Plated 2x6mm 4-Leaf Bead Caps
2 – Silver-Plated 4x14mm 5-Leaf Bead Caps
2 – Silver-Plated 8mm Rhinestone Rondelles
2 – Light Rose AB 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
2 – Frosted Rose Quartz 12mm Semiprecious Rounds



Rhodonite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/6/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Rhodonite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Rhodonite is a beautiful pink semiprecious gemstone bead.  Rhodonite often has black veining that is Manganese.  Our Rhodonite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Rhodonite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Rhodonite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color.  Rhodonite is considered by many to be a stone of emotional healing.  Rhodonite has a Mohs Hardness of 5.5 - 6.5 and is an opaque stone.

Rhodonite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment

New Reflections Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/5/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

New Reflections Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

New Reflections Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 - Antique Copper 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
24 - Antique Copper 8mm 19 Gauge Jump Rings 
23 - Antique Copper 5mm 19 Gauge Jump Rings
39 - Antique Copper 2inch Headpins
78 - Antique Copper 3mm Rounds
56 - Antique Copper 6x2mm Snowflake Rondelles
11 - Antique Copper 9x5mm Decorative Tubes
8 - Antique Copper 10mm Spiral Round s
10 - Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
10 - Red Jasper 8mm Semiprecious Rounds



Forever In Love Necklace

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/3/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Forever In Love Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Forever In Love Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 - 14 inch length of Silver-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
4 - 10 inch lengths of Silver-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Split Ring
8 - Antique Silver-Plated Crimp Tubes 
8 - Antique Silver-Plated Crimp Covers
3 - Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pins
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 13x4mm 4-Hole Spacer Bar
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 23x10mm 3-1 Connector
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 8mm 19 Gauge Jump Ring
44 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
22 - Antique Silver-Plated 2x6mm Beaded Rondelles
9 - Antique Silver-Plated 6x7mm Beaded Spacers
103 – Pink AB 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
22 – Pink Crazy Lace Agate 6mm Semiprecious Rounds
11 – Rose Quartz 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
3 – Rose Quartz 10mm Semiprecious Rounds



Amethyst Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/3/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Amethyst Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Amethyst is one of our most popular semiprecious gemstone beads.  Our Amethyst Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Amethyst Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Amethyst Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color. Amethyst is a type of Quartz that is purple in color.  Throughout history, Amethyst has been associated with wealth and luxury.  Amethyst has a Mohs Hardness of 7 and is a transparent to translucent stone.

Amethyst Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment

Yellow Calcite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/1/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Yellow Calcite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Our Yellow Calcite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Calcite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Calcite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color. Yellow Calcite is also known as Honey Calcite.  Yellow Calcite is considered a stone that helps with relaxation.  Yellow Calcite has a Mohs Hardness of 3 and is a translucent stone.

Yellow Calcite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment
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