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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.

Shimmering Bronze Bracelet

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/24/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Shimmering Bronze Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Shimmering Bronze Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – Antique Bronze 14x8mm Lobster Clasp
49 – Antique Bronze Ball Pins
20 – Antique Bronze 5mm Jump Rings
20 – Antique Bronze 8mm Jump Rings
8 – Antique Bronze 8mm Ridged Spheres 
32 – Antique Bronze 2x6mm Beaded Rondelles 
8 –Gold AB 12x9mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
17 – Gold AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Light Gold AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Peach AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Red Topaz AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Medium Champagne AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles



Stormy Seas Necklace

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/14/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Stormy Seas Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Stormy Seas Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
28 inches of Gold Buddy Braids
1 – Antique Gold-Plated 17mm Toggle Clasp
2 – Gold-Plated Crimp Tubes
18 - Antique Gold-Plated 3x10mm 5 - Petal Bead Caps
34 - Antique Gold-Plated 8x5mm Corrugated Bicone Metal Beads
34 - Antique Gold-Plated 4mm Corrugated Bicone Metal Beads
16 - Peridot AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
9 – African Turquoise 12mm Semiprecious Rounds
8 – African Turquoise 13x18mm Semiprecious Ovals




Malachite Gardens Earrings

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/10/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Malachite Gardens Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Malachite Gardens Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
2 – Antique Silver-Plated Dangle Earrings
2 – Silver-Plated Ball Pins
2 – Antique Silver-Plated Eye Pins
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 9x12mm Tulip Bead Caps
4 – Antique Silver-Plated 3x10mm 5-Petal Bead Caps
4 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Corrugated Bicone Metal Beads
2 - Tanzanite 4mm Preciosa Glass Crystal Bicones
2 – Chalk White Terracotta Purple 10x13mm 3-Petal Flower Beads
2 – Malachite 12x10mm Semiprecious Rounded Drums

Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/4/2019 to News

Gemstone Beads 


Gemstone Beads

Gemstone Beads are featured on some of the most beautiful jewelry designs being created today.  Gemstone Beads feel incredible in your hands and will get your jewelry noticed at your next craft show.  The gemstone beads pictured above are called Tourmaline.  They have an incredible mixture of colors and are amazing to work with.  As a jewelry designer you have so many choices of materials to choose from these days.  This article focuses on our favorite beads to work with, Gemstone Beads.  They are easy to create with, affordable, and stunning to look at.  You do not have to spend days creating your next piece of jewelry when you can let beautiful gemstone beads take center stage and design around them.

Gemstone Beads on a bracelet



Cascading Jewels Bracelet

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

Cascading Jewels Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Cascading Jewels Bracelet Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – 12 inch strands of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 12x6mm Lobster Clasp
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Split Ring
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Bead Covers
1 – Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pin 
10 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
30 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles 
12 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Rounds
24 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
3 - Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
2 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops
4 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coin



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