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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.

Twilight Shadows 3 Strand Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/31/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Twilight Shadows Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Twilight Shadows 3 Strand Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
3 - 12 inch lengths of Silver-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 27x17mm 3 Strand Magnetic Clasp
6 - Antique Silver-Plated Crimp Tubes
4 - Antique Silver-Plated 26x9x4mm Decorative 3-Hole Spacer Bars
18 - Antique Silver-Plated 2x6mm 6-Point Flower Bead Caps
30 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
9 - Black 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
24 - Crystal Graphite Rainbow 6mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads
30 - Black Onyx 4mm Semiprecious Round Beads



Destiny Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/29/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Destiny Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Destiny Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Gold-Plated Dangle Earrings 
2 – Antique Gold-Plated 19x21mm Heart Connectors
10 – Gold-Plated Ball Pins
10 – Gold-Plated 5mm Jump Rings
2 – Antique Gold-Plated 9x6mm 6-Point Bead Caps
4 – Aqua 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
4 - Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Rounds
2 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 6mm Semiprecious Rounds



Passionate Embrace Necklace Pattern

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/21/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Passionate Embrace Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Passionate Embrace Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
26 inches of Gunmetal-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
1 – Gunmetal 15mm Thick Rope Toggle Clasp
2 – Gunmetal 2mm Crimp Beads
2 – Gunmetal 4mm Crimp Bead Covers
24 – Gunmetal 5x12mm Scalloped Beads Caps
26 – Gunmetal 3x9mm 7-Leaf Bead Caps
26 – Gunmetal 3x6mm 6-Leaf Bead Caps
50 – Gunmetal 3mm Round Metal Beads
12 – Light Rose 12mm Czech Fire Polished Beads
13 – Rose Quartz 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
26 – Crystal AB 6mm Crystal Bicones



Metallic Purple Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/18/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Metallic Purple Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Metallic Purple Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – 10 inch Strand of Gunmetal-Colored Buddy Braids
1 – Gunmetal 17mm Toggle Clasp
2 – Gunmetal 2mm Crimp Tubes
2 – Gunmetal 4mm Crimp Covers
8 – Gunmetal 3x6mm 6-Leaf Bead Caps
6 – Gunmetal 3x9mm 7-Leaf Bead Caps
6 – Gunmetal 1x6mm Thin Filigree Bead Caps
20 – Gunmetal 3x2mm Rondelle Metal Beads
6 – Gunmetal 2x6mm Beaded Rondelles
8 – Smokey Quartz 8x5mm Crystal Rondelles
3 – Purple Rose 10mm Czech Fire Polished Beads
4 – Blue Iris 6mm Czech Fire Polished Beads



Garnet Garland Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/15/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Garnet Garland Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Garnet Garland Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 - Silver-Plated 11x15mm Leverback Earrings
30 - Silver-Plated Ball Pins 
16 - Silver-Plated 5mm 23 Gauge Jump Rings
14 – Red 9x10mm Style #1 Flower Beads
28 – Ruby 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
16 – Fire AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles



Kyanite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/15/2019 to Semiprecious Gemstone Beads
Kyanite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Kyanite is a beautiful blue semiprecious gemstone bead.  Kyanite is a mineral found mainly in aluminum rich metamorphic rocks. Our Kyanite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are very high quality Gemstone Beads. Each of our Kyanite Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are polished to a smooth finish. Each Kyanite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead has its own unique combination of pattern and color.  Kyanite has many industrial uses that require a high temperature mineral such as electronics and spark plugs. Kyanite is often considered a stone of balance and understanding. Kyanite has a Mohs Hardness of 4.5 - 7.0 and is a translucent stone.

Kyanite Semiprecious Gemstone Bead Assortment

Celestial Dreams Beaded Necklace Pattern

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/12/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Celestial Dreams Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Celestial Dreams Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – 26 inch Strands of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids 
1 – 24 inch Strands of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids 
1 – Silver-Plated 18x21mm 2-Strand Toggle Clasp
4 – Silver-Plated Crimp Beads
4 – Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Covers
132 – Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
48 – Aqua 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
55 – Cosmic AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
22 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
6 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
3 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 12mm Semiprecious Rounds



Falling Leaves Beaded Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/8/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Falling Leaves Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Falling Leaves Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 - Antique Silver 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pin
6 - Antique Silver-Plated Eye Pins
15 - Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Rings
1 - Antique Silver-Plated 11x28mm Single Leaf Connector
8 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
3 - Montana AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 - Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
8 - Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Rounds



Desert Sunrise Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/4/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Desert Sunrise Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Desert Sunrise Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Antique Bronze Dangle Earrings
2 – Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connectors
12 – Antique Bronze Head Pins
14 – Antique Bronze 20 Gauge 5mm Jump Rings
4 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Sunburst 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops



Enchanting Sunshine Necklace

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/1/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Enchanting Sunshine Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Enchanting Sunshine Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – Antique Bronze 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 – Antique Bronze Ball Pin
1 – Antique Bronze Split Ring
22 – Antique Bronze Eyepins
31 – Antique Bronze 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings 
7 – Antique Bronze 21x28mm Round Sun Connectors
14 – Antique Bronze 3x9mm Bead Caps
14 – Antique Bronze 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
7 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
15 – Light Champagne AB 12x9mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
1 – Light Champagne AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelle