Friday, September 15, 2017

First Freebie Pattern Friday!!

As I posted two days ago, I am going to start posting on my blog again... on a regular basis. *Gasp* I know, I know, but my schedule is opening up... there have been big changes since we relocated and so I can get back to this.

I plan on doing a Freebie Pattern Friday post twice a month... if my brain is over-productive, I may add more. What is the point of designing if I never seen them beaded up? Now, these free patterns will most likely be flat peyote, brick or loom because that is what I do. Keep in mind, I still sell other patterns in my Zibbet shop, but if I decide to offer one of those patterns in my freebie patterns, I will remove the listing in my shop. And, I also still occasionally sell completed items in my shop, so take a peak once in a while.

Anyway, here is the pattern that I am offering for my First Freebie Pattern Friday:


I chose this pattern as the first one because it's getting close to Halloween and The Day of the Dead, it's a popular pattern of mine, AND because the earrings are my most stolen pattern. Yup! That is right. When someone decides to "borrow" from my work, they always seem to choose these Sugar Skulls. I don't know why, I can never seem to get an answer *SMH*.  I've gotten several people to remove the copied beadwork, and an apology and promise not to do it again. I'm not sure why they do it as I've always said, ask, I may say yes... and I usually do. Anyway, since they are so popular and people are being rude, I thought I would try and take the compulsion to steal my work away. So, here they are offered for free. The pattern includes the bracelet, and 8 different Sugar Skull earrings! If you use 15/0 Delica seed beads, the earrings will be on the smaller side and it goes up from there.

And to repeat... the conditions that need to be met in order to receive the free pattern are as follows:

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 :-)) 
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments section on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. 
 
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. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and I laminate the color chart so that I just have to print it once but can reuse many times) 
  • 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 at craft shows, I like donating my animal themed designs to animal rescue groups for their fundraising needs. But, if you have an online shop, I would prefer not to see it in your shop for sale.... especially if I don't get 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 without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have it removed from your shop. 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. 
 

5 comments:

Jacquie said...

Would love this pattern...it is soooo cute. Hopefully can get it done for Halloween. Thanks for the freebie Mona. :)

Madeleine Gerber said...

I absolutely love this design and would love to try it myself! I've only done one thing from a pattern so far and would love to see if I can manage this one, thanks.

Laurie Panariello said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, and I really enjoy getting to know different designers! I wanted to thank you for offering your pattern for free, looks like just the thing to put together for Halloween. I appreciate the hard work you put into your designs!

Aletha said...

Hello I just found out about your blog and I love it! I would like to get a copy of the bracelet PDF . Thank you so much for offering this amazing design as a freebie.

Sunshine said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I love all the info here. The offer of the free pattern is an added bonus. I would love the skull patterns, there's a special person in my life I'd love to make them for. Thanks so much!