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:
- Comment on my blog :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
- 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 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.
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