Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Freebie Pattern Friday, Little Koalas 9-7-2018


For today's Freebie Pattern Friday, I have Little Koalas! Aren't they cute. I used 15/0 Delicas in order that they remain small for earrings, but of course, you can use whatever size Delicas you would like. These were created while I was on my dog and cat face kick... it's amazing how many animal faces morph into another with just a simple change in bead placement.  Again, use these for earrings, charms, pendants, or tie pins, etc. Gluing these on magnets are great for adding a little something to my office... I have one of everything, it's quite the collection.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Freebie Pattern Friday Little Jack Russell Terriers 9-1-2018


I'm gonna post this pattern for Freebie Pattern Friday for last Friday. I forgot to post it. And I will post another one after this for this coming Friday because I will be unavailable for posting to my blog.

These cuties are Little Jack Russell Terriers. Use them for earrings, charms, pendants or whatever else you would like. I'll be using them for earrings. I created these because they are just a cute and easy dog pattern to make... and there are so many Jack Russell Terrier fans out there. I used 15/0 Miyuki Delicas on this pair to ensure that they stay small. You, of course, can make them in whatever size Delicas you would like and as always, I'd love to see the results.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Feebie Pattern Friday Little Frenchies Charms/Earrings 8-24-2018

Hey there! Sorry I haven't posted any free patterns in a while, but life often gets in the way.... and I really thought summer was going to be my chance to relax! I haven't done much beading at all. I didn't even touch my tapestry or the beaded box... just too much going on and when there is too much going on, even if I'm not the one running around, the impact of everyone else makes me make mistakes in my beading. On small projects, that isn't too bad because it's easy to fix, but on the bigger projects it is a bigger deal.


So, here are my Little Frenchies.... 2 different sizes, you choose the one you like best! Anyway, feel free to change up the colors and I would love to see what you create with them.  Remember, you don't have to stick with just charms or earrings, you can glue them onto magnets, attach to a tie pin, sew them onto clothing, etc.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Freebie Pattern Friday, Little Terrier, 5-4-2018

I decided to post this coming Friday's Freebie a few days early since I was just now getting caught up with all of the ones for April. This by no means means I will stay current! Just FYI, but now that I have a system set up, hopefully it means I will. At least a little bit. Of course, it would be nice to schedule the post to pop up on the correct day and time, but something is going on with Blogger and it won't work for me. I have been contemplating looking for anther place to freely host my blog and I guess, this means I should get serious. 

My #beadedterriers
Anyway, today's Freebie Pattern Friday are my Little Terriers Charms/Pendants. They are so cute! I love them. I may even have to make a point of wearing them. FYI, I don't wear most of my jewelry because a.) I never go anywhere, b.) I don't have my jewelry that organized, and c.) I'm super casual unless I'm going to Mass and then I only wear the basics. 

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Freebie Pattern Friday, Little Bully Charms/Pendants 4-27-2018


Today's Freebie Pattern Friday are my Little Bully charms/pendants. The pattern will include one each of the Little Bullies with a bow tie, a bow, and one with neither. Surely, that should please most everyone.

If you want to know how I've designed most of the little doggies and kitties, they started from one of the hearts I designed that I decided I didn't like in heart form. :-) Truly, one design morphs into another and another. 

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Freebie Pattern Friday, Ice Cream Cones! 4-20-2018


#BeadedIceCreamCones
If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Freebie Pattern Friday Hearts! April 13, 2018

I'm not sure what got into my head, oh wait, never mind, I do. I was wanting to come up with a heart pendant (and future earrings) for my niece. In fact, between my daughter and my niece and even my son (poop emoji) I have had plenty of inspiration. Anyway, I wasn't happy with the heart patterns I had seen online. And, I'm always happier when I make up my own. 
 
Usually when I begin a new pattern, I start with graph paper and pens and pencil. Then when I am done sketching, I will put the ones I like into BeadTool 4 and then print them up and laminate them and then finally start beading. I ended up beading up 8 of the 12 or 13 patterns I came up with and out of those, I narrowed it down to 2 that I liked and would probably use in the future. One that I used right away for earrings for my daughter. I did them with 15/0 Miyuki Delicas and then I did 1 as a pendant for my niece in 8/0. I stiffened both and then finished them off with findings. 

My #oldschool process of creating a pattern.
I actually beaded up 8 of the hearts I came up with.
The two heart designs with the most likes.
The #beadedhearts I liked best.


If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Freebie Pattern Friday, Cupcakes! 4-6-2018

I'm using today to do some backtracking on posts... I let April get away from me because I was doing so much beading. I don't know about you, but when I get on the computer or get on my phone for browsing social media and everything else, I lose track of time. It's a time suck. Even getting online to post on my blog... it's a time suck.  So today's freebie is a cupcake design. Please note that I am using 15/0 Miyuki Delicas. I think I love 15/0 more than any other size. I mean, sure, 11/0s come in hundreds of colors, but the 15/0s are almost always perfectly shaped and sized... pretty much no culling is necessary. I just wished my local bead shops would carry size 15/0. I promise, I would shop there more often if they had 15/0s in stock!

Anyway, here is the cupcake.
If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.

Peyote Stitch Cupcakes by 3 Peeps Designs

What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, not only is it charitable for you,  I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Freebie Pattern Friday 3 Peeps Designs Cat Head Earring Patterns 3-30-2018

Peyote Stitch Cat Head Earring Patterns by 3 Peeps Designs

I had a real good time designing these beaded cat heads. They came about while I was creating a beaded heart pattern that I really liked. I designed and beaded about 10 hearts before deciding on 2 that I liked. My family helped me narrow it down to just one. I will post the heart another day. Anyway, you know the drill, if you would like the patterns, just comment on my blog and send me an email so that I have your email address. I would love to see your creations from these patterns and I would love to know which one is your favorite.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Early Freebie Pattern Friday for Valentine's Day 2-7-2018

Today I present you with an early Freebie Friday Pattern. It is for Valentine's Day and I'd like you to have enough time to complete it for the big day.

3 Peeps Designs 2-drop Peyote Stitch Hearts Cuff
If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog  :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • I do not include finishing the bracelet/cuff such as attaching clasps or anything else. That is personal preference and this would make this a tutorial rather than a simple pattern.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Freebie Pattern Friday 1-26-2018 "Poop" Emoji

Here is my pattern for my "Poop" Emoji. I came up with this pattern after seeing one of my Facebook friends post a picture of a poop or ice cream emoji that she made using Brick stick. I asked where I could buy the pattern because I have a teenage son who happens to giggle every time he sees this emoji, but she "couldn't remember" where she found it. I searched and searched and could not find anyone selling the pattern, just a few people selling completed emojis for sale. So, I decided I needed to make one, after all, my daughter gets most of my beadwork because it's jewelry. I could make this and put a magnet on the back or turn it into a pin or even sew it on something as a patch. Anyway, I got out my graph paper and markers and came up with a Peyote Stitch pattern (because, let's be honest, I don't really like Brick stitch... I find it to be very annoying.) I fine turned it while beading it up several times until I was happy with it. Then I put it into my bead software (BeadTool4) and am offering it for free to anyone who can do a couple of simple things...

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Changes to blog 1-9-2018

Well, seems the excitement over my Freebie Friday Patterns has died down and so I am only going to do one a month. So, later this month, you can expect a new Freebie Friday Pattern from 3 Peeps Designs. 

The holidays went well for the most part. I didn't get everything made that I wanted to because I ended up getting sick twice and it's been slow recovering from the second bout of flu. The second flu ended up getting everyone in the house sick and our New Year's Eve plans were drastically different than what we had planned. The good thing was that it happened over our break and so no one missed work, school, or exams. My daughter did excellent for her first semester of college... she got a 4.0 and she was invited to become one of the 24 members of the veterinary tech positions. This is always great to hear and pass along to the family members who doubted our home schooling.... yup, validation is nice, although I shouldn't care. Of course, that same family is now worried that my daughter isn't having any fun at college, that it is all work and no play. You just can't win. And my son has been invited to bowl for our local high school... of course it will have to wait until next school year because the coach was a little slow in letting us know what he needed to do to get on the team.... he's bowling so well that now she and the players on the team are asking him.  Not too shabby. Of course, he wants to get a job and who knows if he will have time for bowling.... I think he will.

Anyway, look back in a couple of Fridays and I will have a new Freebie Friday Pattern for you.

I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas and that the New Year is very good to you!

Friday, December 08, 2017

Freebie Pattern Friday 12-8-2017 #7



This is Freebie Pattern Friday #7 and it is of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Ghost. I created this from a vintage prayer card. It took a couple of months to bead up in my spare time. The finished piece measures 12 3/4" by 9 1/4" and I am very pleased with the way it came out. One day I will bead up another one, as this one is in its new home hundreds of mile from me. It uses all Miyuki Delica seed Beads and will come as a Word Document in PDF form... please don't ask for a color chart because I will not be creating a color chart version because it is so large and you just might go crazy trying to bead it from the color chart.


If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The comment form is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Freebie Pattern Friday 11-24-2017

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I've been keeping busy around here with non beading projects and since tomorrow is going to be a very busy day, I thought I would get the Freebie Pattern Friday post today.

This time I am sharing my Christmas Ribbon Cuff Pattern. Christmas is quickly approaching and this is a quick project to help get you in the holiday spirit. 





Okay, here are the dirty details:::: It is 2-drop Odd Count Peyote, it uses 2 different colors of Delicas, it is a repeating pattern so you can make it as long or as short as you want. 

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it... it is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons, or creating loops and toggles.... a simple internet search will lead you to the plenty of help for that. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and these bracelets really aren't big enough or complex enough to really require a Word chart.)
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Freebie Pattern Friday, 3PD Patriot Cuff 11-10-2017

This week's Freebie Pattern Friday is my Patriot Cuff! In honor of Veteran's Day, I thought it would be fitting to put this pattern out into the universe for free. I'm an Air Force Brat and the sacrifices our veterans make for our country, the land of the free, will always be important. I'll always be thankful for the men and women you give up everything for this country.



Okay, here are the dirty details:::: It is 2-drop Odd Count Peyote, it uses 3 different colors of Delicas, it is a repeating pattern so you can make it as long or as short as you want. 

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it... it is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons, or creating loops and toggles.... a simple internet search will lead you to the plenty of help for that. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and these bracelets really aren't big enough or complex enough to really require a Word chart.)
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious.