Free Beaded Pendant Pattern
Create a beautiful pendant that features two types of two-hole beads the DiamonDuo and the Pyramid Beadstud. It would make a great gift or an addition to your wardrobe.
1 8mm Czech 2-Hole Pyramid Beadstud Jet (A)
1g 11/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (B)
8 5mmX8mm DiamonDuo™2-Hole Beads Jet AB (C)
4 8/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (D)
1g 10/0 Czech Seed Beads Black (E)
4 5mmX8mm DiamonDuo™ 2-Hole Beads fully coated 24K (F)
1g 10/0 Czech Seed Beads Teal Matte AB (G)
Instructions for DiamonDuo Bead Pendant
Two-Hole Bead Tips
- Make sure you can pass through both holes before you use them. Otherwise, you might end up having to undo a round because you can’t pass through the second hole.
- Make sure the Pyramid Beadstud and the DiamonDuo beads are oriented to the same side. In other words make sure all the flat side of the beads are on the same side.
Frame Center 2-Hole Pyramid Beadstud
You should end up with a frame made of 20B.
On four feet of beading thread, pick up 1A and 5B and leaving an 8” tail. (The tail will be used at the end.) Pass up through A again. Pick up 3B. Pass down through the second hole. Pick up 5B. Pass through A again. Pick up 3B. Pass through the next hole of A and the next 3B. Pick up 1B and pass through the next group of B. Repeat a total of four times.
Pick up 2C and pass through 5B. Repeat a total of four times. Step up by passing through the first 2C picked up.
Frame Corner DiamonDuo Pairs
Pick up 1B, 3E, and 1B. Pass through the second hole of the same C. Pick up 1F, 1E, 3G, and 1E. Pass through the next hole of F and C. Pick up 1B, 3E, and 1B. Pass through 2C, 5B, and 2C. Repeat the step a total of four times. Step up by passing through 1B and 2E.
Create Sides by Connecting Corners
Pick 1E. Pass through the corresponding E of the next corner. Pick up 1E. Complete the circuit by passing through E that your needle was exiting at the start of this step. Create the remaining three sides in the same manner. Continuing in the same direction, weave through the beads ending up in the corresponding bead for the next side. To step up, weave through beads ending up with the thread exiting a black bead that is framing a gold DiamonDuo.
Outside Edge Frame
Pick up 2B. Pass through the next B and E. Pick up 1B. Pass through the next E. Pick up 1B. Pass through the next E and B. Pick up 2B. Pass through the following beads: 1E, 3G, and 1E. Repeat on the remaining three sides. Reinforce frame by repeating thread path. You should end up with the needle exiting the center of 3G.
Pick up 2B. Pass through G and the first B picked up. Work in herringbone stitch. Pick up 2B. Pass down through the B below. The pass up through the next B and the B above it. Continue working until you have 16 pairs of B or enough Bs to make a loop for the chain you will be using. Transform the strip into a loop by sewing the last 2B to the first 2B. Reinforce bail by repeating thread path.
Finishing the gold frame using the tail. Weave thread so it is exiting the last B prior to the corner. Pick up 1B, 1D, and 1B. Pass through the next 5B. Repeat with the four remaining corners. Repeat thread path to make secure.
Weave in thread ends and trim.