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Free Bead Patterns for Beaded Necklaces

Many free beading patterns for a variety of beaded necklace projects using different bead stitches and beading techniques. You'll use lots of different bead types including glass beads, pearls, metal beads, lampwork beads, stones, Swarovski crystals, seed beads and more to make these terrific beaded necklaces.
African Helix Beaded Necklace
Learn the African Helix bead stitch, and make a necklace as you are learning.
African Net Necklace
Make a lovely necklace with the African Net Stitch.
Antique Typewriter Key Necklace
Make this cute antique beaded typewriter key pendant to wear alone or with other beaded necklaces.
Bead a Bottle
A simple way to get started covering bottles in peyote stitch.
Bedouin Necklace Part One
Make an elegant and unusual Bedouin style necklace with seed beads an this pattern.
Bedouin Necklace Part Two
The second part of this intricate and elegant beaded necklace project.
Champagne Pearls Beaded Necklace
Champagne Pearls Beaded Necklace is made with large, light bronze colored glass pearls, Swarovski crystals, small glass Baroque-shaped matte finish glass pearls and a totally cool new crimp that will make you want no other crimp, ever again!
Dainty Faux Lariat Beaded Necklace
Make this dainty Faux Lariat necklace with a single two-hole bead, a variety of seed bead shapes and sizes, and a couple of sparking Swarovski crystals.
Dreaded "P" Word Necklace
Use Shrink Plastic to make a cool centerpiece for a unique necklace.
Dutch Spiral Necklace
Make a lovely, twisty, spiral necklace with these great instructions.
Easy and Elegant Lariat Necklace
Lovely loop-through lariat necklace made with seed beads and Swarovski crystal gives any outfit a boost of shine and style.
Embellished Floral Choker
Grab a little Springtime flair with this lovely floral choker.
Favorite Necklace
Hex cut seed beads and 6 mm round beads come together in this lovely necklace.
Felted Wool and Jet Bead Necklace
Combine a selection of small, felted wool spheres along with one intricately carved jet bead. Add gleaming, round, jet beads, some rough turquoise rondelles, some hand-hammered silver rondelles and you've got yourself a very out-of-the-ordinary beaded necklace. Wild and wooley, in the most literal sense, it's a perfect blend of earthy and elegant.
Garland of Fall Leaves
Use the Apache Leaf Stitch to make this lovely Autumnal necklace. Change colors and it works for any season; light green for Spring, dark green with a touch of red for winter and medium silverlined green for Summer.
Herringbone Cord Necklace
Learn Herringbone stitch and make yourself a cool new necklace with this fascinating stitch.
Hot Wired Furnace Glass
Use some wire, a beautiful Furnace Glass bead and a Wig Jig to make this light and lovely pendant.
Hugs and Kisses with a Twist Beaded Lariat by Chris Prussing
Make this fun Hugs and Kisses with a Twist beaded lariat from this bead pattern and tutorial by Chris Prussing.
Jewel in the Lotus
A gorgeous and elegant necklace - use Swarovski crystals to give it that extra glimmer of glamour.
Largely Leftovers - The Multi-Strand Menu
A great way to use up a lot of odds and ends and a nice way to explore and expand your perception of shape and texture in your bead work.
Netted Collar
Make this terrific Netted Collar with seed beads. It's very easy and extremely rewarding.
Pearls and Peridot Times Two
Peach pearls, peridot and tiny, creamy seed bead accents make a lovely summery necklace.
Resin, Amber and Opal Beaded Necklace
Using a resin bead the color of Peruvian Opal as a focal, and adding a soft and subtle amber and opal, creates a unique beaded necklace.
Peyote Stitch Abstract Fuchsia by Linda Breyer
Use Peyote stitch with increases and decreases to make this intricate and lovely Abstract Peyote project, designed by Linda Breyer aka "Morticia" of Morticia's Magical Bead Tour.
Rosebud Heart Beaded Pendant
Bead this delightful Rosebud Heart pendant with Delica beads and create a sweet, heartfelt pendant for someone you love.
Simple Beaded Strap Ideas
Use these simple beaded straps to adorn an amulet bag, as a glasses chain or as a necklace by themselves.
Simple Herringbone Choker
Use flat Herringbone stitch with seed beads and glass daggers to create this delightful choker.
Sleek and Sophisticated Wrapped Loops
A bit of wire, a pair of round pliers, some gorgeous beads, some easy wrapped loops and you've got a stunning necklace!
Snowdrop Beaded Necklace
Reminiscent of moonlight on snowfall, this necklace will make you feel like a nice ice princess!
Square Stitch Tube Necklace
Make an unusual and interesting necklace with Tubular Square Stitch and some colorful beads.
Sufi Winged Heart Pattern
Make this lovely beaded Sufi-inspired beaded heart pattern for a very special person in your life.
Sun and Sky Beaded Necklace
Make this beautiful and glowing Sun and Sky necklace with turquoise and amber beads, a simple clasp and a bit of time.
Winter Storm Necklace
Inspired by the colors of a stormy winter sky, this necklace combines the color play of Labradorite with silver and pearls for an elegant bit of adornment.

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