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2-Hole Bead Design–Ring

FREE Beading Pattern

2-hole bead and 3-hole--FREE beading pattern. The ring is worked using the herringbone stitch. It features the 2-hole candy bead and the three-hole EMMA bead.This 2-hole bead ring design also features the 3-hole EMMA bead. If you are interested in the pendant version, then please check back. I plan to post the pattern for the pendant soon.2-hole bead & 3-hole bead--FREE beading patterns for ring and pendant. They feature the two-hole candy bead and the 3-hole EMMA bead.

 

 

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2-Hole Beads Cubic Right Angle Weave

Free Bead Stitch Tutorial2-Hole Beads Cubic Right Angle Weave--free beading tutorial featuring the two hole Es-O mini beads

2-Hole Beads Cubic Right Angle Weave

Have you mastered the cubic right angle weave stitch (CRAW)? If the answer is yes, then you might want to add a new twist to your project, such as a beaded rope. Using a 2-hole beads like the Es-O Mini is a good way to do so. The basic concept it the same. You will need to create bead units with the same number/types of beads. However, the process for creating the units is a bit different for 2-hole beads.

 

2-Hole Beads Cubic Right Angle Weave Materials

4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads Blue Zircon (A)

8/0 Czech Seed Beads Emerald Matte AB (B)

 

2-Hole Beads Cubic Right Angle Weave Instructions

 

Unit 1 (base)

Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A and 1B. Form a ring by passing through all the beads again. Step up by passing through the second hole of an Es-o mini.2-Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

 

Unit 2

Pick up 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, and 1B. Form a ring by passing through the same hole the thread was exiting at the start of this step.

2-Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

Weave around and step up through the second hole of the next A bead from the second unit.

2-Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

 

Unit 3

Pick up 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, and 1B. Pass through the second hole of an A bead from unit 1. Complete the unit by picking up 1B and passing through the next A.  Weave around and step up.

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

3-A

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

3-B

Unit 4

Pick up 1B and pass through the next A bead from unit one. Complete the unit by picking up 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, and 1B. Form a ring by passing through the next A. Weave around and step up in preparation for the next unit.

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

4-A

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

4-B

 

Unit 5

Pick up 1B, 1A, and 1B. Pass through the next available A. Complete the unit by pick up 1B and passing through the next A.

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

5-A

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

5-B

Finish the cube and create the base for the next cube. Fill in the spaces between A beads with B. Pick up 1B and pass through the next A. Repeat a total of four times. Reinforce by passing through all the beads again. The image below shows the stitch work with both the 8/0 and 11/0 seed beads. The last unit worked at the top of the sample was done with the 11/0 so you could see what it looks like. I thought it would be easier for the reader to do the tutorial using the 8/0 seed beads.

Two Hole Bead Cubic Right Angle Weave--Free Beading Tutorial

 

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Two Hole Es-O Mini Bead Dangling Earrings

Two Hole Es-O Mini Bead Dangling Earrings—Free Beading PatternFree Beading Pattern

Two Hole Es-o Mini Beaded Earrings

This free beaded earring project features the new two hole Es-O mini bead. It would be a great girls’ night in project that could be worn on a girls’ night out.

 

 

Materials—v1 Pink Airy

Two Hole Es-O Mini Bead Dangling Earrings--Free beading pattern featuring 2-hole beads

Version 1–Pink Airy

  • 4   8/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated
  • 22 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated
  • 10 4mm Two Hole Es-O Mini Beads Pink Airy
  • 2 4x 6 mm Czech PRECIOSA Pellet™ Black
  • 8 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Black
  • 2 Earring Wires
  • Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.20mm (.008”)—Black
  • Big Eye Needle
  • Scissors

 

Materials—v2 Blue Zircon

  • A Two-Hole Es-O Mini Bead Dangling Earrings--Free beading pattern.

    Version 2–Blue Zircon

    4   8/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated

  • 22 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated
  • 10 4mm Two Hole Es-O Mini Beads Blue Zircon
  • 2 4x 6 mm Czech PRECIOSA Pellet™ Black
  • 8 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Black
  • 2 Earring Wires
  • Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.20mm (.008”)—Black
  • Big Eye Needle
  • Scissors

Materials—v3 White Airy

  • 4   3mm Japanese Seed Beads Black

    Two Hole Es-O Mini Bead Dangling Earrings—Free Beading Pattern

    Version 3–White Airy

  • 20 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Opaque Gray Luster
  • 10 4mm Two Hole Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads White Airy
  • 2 4x 6 mm Czech PRECIOSA Pellet™ Labrador
  • 14 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Black
  • 2 Earring Wires
  • Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.20mm (.008”)—Black
  • Big Eye Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut 18” of beading thread and thread needle. Pick up earring wire, one 8/0 silver seed bead, one 11/0 silver seed bead, one 8/0 silver seed bead. Pass through earring and seed beads again. Repeat thread path until secure. You should end up with the thread exiting the 11/0 silver seed bead.
  2. Pick up five 11/0 silver seed beads, one pellet bead, and five 11/0 silver seed beads. Pass through all the beads again, the first five seed beads and the pellet bead.
  3. Pick up five Es-O mini beads. Pass through all the beads again. You should end up with your needle exiting the pellet bead. Step up by passing through the second hole of the next Es-O mini beads.
  4. Pick up one 11/0 silver seed bead. Pass through the next 11/0 silver seed beads. Pick up one 11/0 silver seed bead. Pass through the second hole of the next Eso-O mini and seed bead. Continue passing through the Es-O beads and seed beads of the bottom of the earring. You should end up where you started. Weave in thread ends and trim.

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Free Beaded Snowflake Pattern

Beaded Snowflake Pattern--Free tutorial. Made with 2-hole Es-o mini beads,2-hole Candy bead, 3-hole eMMA beads, seed beads, and 2Tiny  Fire Polished Beads. Stitches: Peyote and Right Angle Weave.Beaded Snowflake Free Beading Tutorial

Beaded snowflake—learn how to make this versatile project. It can be used to make a beaded snowflake ornament, a beaded snowflake pin, a pair of snowflake earrings and more.  It is also an opportunity to work with multi-hole beads: 2-hole Candy bead, 2-hole Es-o Mini bead and the 3-hole eMMA bead.

Stitches*

*If you are unfamiliar with these stitches, then just click on them to go to a stitch tutorial.

Materials

  • 1 8mm Preciosa Candy™ 2-hole Cabochon Cream Airy Pearl
  • 14 8/0 Czech Seed Beads Bronze
  • 7 3mm X 6mm eMMA 3-hole Beads Cream Airy Pearl
  • 1g 10/0 Czech Seed Beads Bronze
  • 4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads Cocoa Airy Pearl
  • 2mm 2TINY™ Czech Fire Polished Bead Crystal Copper Rainbow
  • Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.15nn (.006”)–Frost
  • Big Eye Beading Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Frame the candy bead with 8/0 bronze seed beads. Use a total of fourteen beads. Three beads are added to the top and bottom and four beads along the sides.
  2. 2TINY™ Czech Fire Polished Bead will frame the inside edge. (You may need to nudge them into place.) Start working in the peyote stitch. Pick up one 2Tiny bead. Skip the first seed bead and pass the needle through the next. Repeat all the way around. Working a total of 7. Weave needle so that it is exiting an 8/0 bead along the outside edge.
  3. Work the second round of the peyote stitch using the eMMA 3-hole Beads. Step by passing the needle through a hole along the outside edge.
  4. Pick up one Es-O mini and three 10/0 bronze seed bead. Pass down through the second hole and pass through the next eMMA bead. Repeat all the way around. To step up, weave the needle through the beads so that it is exiting the second of the three beads flanking an Es-O mini.
  5. The “spikes” of the snowflake are worked off of the center seed bead flanking the Es-o mini bead. Start working in the right angle weave stitch. Pick up three 10/0 bronze seed beads. Pass through the original bead and the first two beads picked up. Work a second stitch. Then weave through the beads so you are in position to create the next spike. You will create a total of seven spikes.

Embellish the “spikes”

Embellish the spikes with the 2Tiny Fire Polished beads. Weave through the beads so that the thread is exiting the first of the three seed beads flanking an Es-O mini. Pick up one fire polished bead and pass through the next bead.  Pick up one bead and pass through the next three beads. Fill in the next two spaces on that spike. Repeat with the remaining spikes. Weave in thread ends and trim.

Note:

What you decided to use the snowflake for will determine if you use  the third hole of the eMMA bead.

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Two-Hole DiamonDuo Necklace

A Necklace Fit for an Egyptian Queen

Two-hole DiamonDuo Necklace

Two-hole Bead Necklace—version A

This two-hole DiamonDuo necklace is featured in the February/March 2017 issue of Beadwork magazine. This post includes information about making this Two-hole DiamonDuo Necklace. I also decided to post pictures and materials for all three versions of the necklace. I thought readers might find it helpful to see effect of colors on a design.

 

 

 

Two-hole DiamonDuo Necklace—Information About Making this Necklace

Stitches

The stitches I used to create this necklace are: Square Stitch, Right Angle Weave Variation and Netting.

 Materials—Two-hole DiamonDuo Beads

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that the two-hole DiamonDuo bead was introduced in 2016.

If you are new to this blog or missed the post, then here is some background on the bead. They are diamond shaped with a faceted top. The holes run parallel across the width of the bead. The dimensions are: 5mm at its widest point X 8mm long and 3.5mm high at its thickest point. They come in 65 colors.

Where You Can Buy Them

Below is a list of online retailers of the DiamonDuo Beads. Clicking on the names below will open links to the sites.

Materials—version A

3 g matte brass size 11º Czech seed beads (A)
3 g green turquoise opaque size 10º Czech seed beads (B)
7 g matte brass size 8º Czech seed beads (C)
78 purple iris 8x5mm 2-hole DiamonDuos (D)
54 white 3mm pearl rounds (E)
26 turquoise 3mm pearl rounds (F)
1 antiqued gold 17mm toggle clasp
Black 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Two-hole DiamonDuo Necklace

Two-hole Bead Necklace—version B

 

Materials—version B

  • 3 g nickel size 11º Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 3 g green turquoise opaque size 10º Czech seed beads (B)
  • 7 g nickel size 8º Czech seed beads (C)
  • 78 antiqued silver 8x5mm 2-hole DiamonDuos (D)
  • 54 white 3mm pearl rounds (E)
  • 26 turquoise 3mm pearl rounds (F)
  • 1 silver 24mm toggle clasp
  • Black 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread
Two-hole DiamonDuo Necklace

Two-hole Bead Necklace—version C

 

Materials—version C

  • 6 g bronze size 11º Japanese seed beads (Use for Materials A and B.)
  • 7 g matte brass size 8º Czech seed beads (C)
  • 78 green chalk lumi 8x5mm 2-hole DiamonDuos (D)
  • 54 blue lumi 3mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 26 white chalk 3mm fire-polished rounds (F)
  • 1 antiqued gold 22mm toggle clasp
  • Frost 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

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Free Two Hole Bead Snowflake Earrings

Two Hole Bead Snowflake Earrings Free TutorialTwo Hole Bead Snowflake: Free Beading Tutorial

This free beading tutorial is  for the two hole bead snowflake earrings. It features two types of two hole beads. The two type of two hole beads are the Es-o mini and the Infinity.

 

Materials

  • 8    Two-hole Es-o Mini Beads (A)
  • 16  Two-hole Infinity Beads (B)
  • 2    3mm Glass Pearls (C)
  • 12    8/0 Czech Seed Beads (D)
  • 44   11/0 Czech Seed Beads (E)
  • 8   3mm Czech Fire Polished Bead or Bicone
  • 2  Earring Wires
  • Beading Thread

Two hole bead snowflake earrings: FREE beading patternTools

  • Big Eye Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut a 2′ piece of beading thread. Thread needle. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, and 1B leaving a 4″. Form a ring by passing through the same hole again.  Then pass through the next B.
  2. Add pearl. Pick up pearl. Pass the needle through the B on the opposite side. Pass through the pearl again. Tie a knot with the tail. Step up by passing through the top hole of A.
  3. Two hole bead snowflake earrings: FREE beading patternFill in the spaces between the top holes. Pick up 1D. Pass through the next B. Pick up 2E. Pass through the next A. Repeat all the way around. Step up by passing through the first D added in this step.
  4. (Pick up 1B. Pass through the next E. Pick up 1E. Pass through the next E. Pick up 1F. Pass through the next D.) Repeat all the way around. The needle should end up exiting the bottom hole of the first B added.Two Hole Bead Snowflake Earrings--FREE beading pattern
  5. Pick up 2E. Pass through the top hole. Pick up 2E. Pass through the bottom hole and first 2E picked up.
  6. Attach earring wire. Pick up 3E, 1D, earring wire, 1D and 3E. Complete the circuit by passing through B again. Repeat thread path to secure. Including additional passes through the pairs of E added in the previous step. Weave thread ends in and trim.

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Two-Hole Infinity Beaded Bead Tutorial

Beginner Friendly Beaded BeadBeginner Friendly Beaded Bead--Free Beading Tutorial

This is a free beading tutorial on the beginner friendly beaded bead. The stitch used to create the beaded bead is the peyote stitch. How I made it beginner friendly is by eliminating what tends to be confusing for beginners—decreasing in the peyote stitch. So, instead of decreasing you’ll be creating this beaded bead in two parts and then zip stitch them together. Based on my experience, beginners will find this an easier way to create a beaded bead.

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Two-Hole Es-o Mini Beaded Bead

Free Tutorial on how to make this Two-hole Es-o Mini Beaded BeadFree Beading Tutorial

Two-Hole Es-o Mini Beaded Bead

Learn how to make the two-hole Es-o mini beaded bead. The two-hole Es-o Mini is a new addition to the two-hole bead family. This tutorial shows you how to make a beaded bead using the two-needle right angle weave stitch.

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Chenille Stitch

Chenille Stitch--This is a free beading tutorial on the chenille stitch and the twisted variation.About the Free Tutorial on the Chenille Stitch

Today’s beading tutorial on the Chenille Stitch came about because I wanted to come up with a way to show off the 2Tiny™ Fire Polished Beads. I  tend to like to design statement pieces. However, I wouldn’t want to wear one everyday or for every occasion. Plus there are times when you want the focus to be more on the person, than on what the person is wearing. One example is a bride. I would prefer that someone would say to me, how beautiful the bride is versus how beautiful the item the bride is wearing is. The 2Tiny fire polished beads adds bling without overpowering.

Chenille Stitch Introduction

The chenille stitch to me is a modified herringbone stitch. It is similar to the herringbone stitch for two reasons. The first reason is that you start with a ladder stitch base. The second reason is that you pick up two beads at a time. However, on alternating rows you pick up one bead. This is why I think of it as a modified herringbone stitch.

Chenille Stitch UsesChenille Stitch uses

The stitch works up nicely as a chain. If you are new to beading you could slip it onto a necklace base, like the one in the photo. Or, you could create you own base using wire. The same approach would work for a bracelet.

Chenille Stitch Tutorial

Chenille Stitch TutorialMaterials

  • 2Tiny™ Fire Polished Beads
  • 11/0 Czech Seed Beads

Spiral Variation

  • 2Tiny™ Fire Polished Beads
  • 11/0 Czech Seed Beads
  • 8/0 Czech Seed Beads

How to do the beaded Chenille Stitch

Note

If you are new to beading then, you might find the post on the tubular herringbone stitch helpful. Just click on the text below the heading related link.

Create a ladder stitch base using 11/0 seed beads.

  1. Pick up four seed beads. Pass through all beads again, creating two columns of two beads.
  2. Pick up two seed beads and pass the needle through two seed beads from the prior step and the beads you just picked up.
  3. Repeat util you have a total of six columns of two beads.
  4. You join the ends together by passing the needle though the first two seed beads picked up and then back through the last two beads picked up. Pass the needle again so that the thread that has the needle on it is on the opposite side as the tail.

Round 1: Work one round of tubular herringbone stitch. Pick up two seed beads. Pass the needle down through the second bead and up through the third bead. Work two more stitches. Step up by passing up through two seed beads.Chenille Stitch Chenille Stitch

Round 2: Pick up one fire polished bead and pass through the next two seed bead. Repeat two more times. After the third time step up by passing through the first fire polished bead picked up in this round.

Round 3: Pick up two seed beads and pass through the next fire polished bead. Work a total of three stitches. Step up after the third stitch by passing the needle through the first seed bead picked up in this round.

Chenille Stitch--seed bead step up Chenille Stitch--Pick up two seed beads and pass through the fire polished bead.

Round 4: Repeat rounds two and three until you have achieve the desired length. If you want the ends to match, then work two rounds of tubular herringbone using the seed beads.

 

 

 

 

Spiral Variation—worked with 8/0 Blue bead

The spiral is created by picking up two different colored seed beads instead of a pair of the same colored beads. Otherwise, it is worked exactly the same as described above. The fire polished bead will be placed between the two different colored seed beads instead of the same colored beads.

 

Related Link

Tubular Herringbone Tutorial

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