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Diane Fitzgeral presents... Beautiful Beads

 

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These instructions are sent by email or as downloadable PDF files, depending on file size.
Ordering is easy: send a check or money order
or pay with Paypal to my email address, dmfbeads@bitstream.net.

Please include a note listing the items you wish to order.
Beads are not included with instructions. If you have questions about any of
my instructions, or find errors, please email me.

 

Oh My Stars! Necklace

The Oh My Stars! Necklace sparkles and shimmers like stars in the night sky as it encircles your neckline. The concentric circles in each star combined with cut rainbow gold MIYUKI Delicas give an "op art" effect or for a holographic effect use Delica #501. The necklace may be made with stars all one size or graduated.
Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

 

Radiance Pin/Pendant

Suggestive of Art Deco fans or a peacock tail, this pin/pendant consists of 5 ice cream cone shapes and a diamond shape embellished with tiny pearl drops, a cabochon and drop-shaped pendant.
Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

Eye of Apollo Necklace

The powerful eye shape is both intriguing and beautiful when executed with Delicas and sparkling crystals. Learn to make a pointed oval with even-count circular peyote stitch, add the center bead, embellish with a crystal fringe and join the eye shapes. The necklace may be made any length.
Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

 

Temari Balls Learn to make patterns within a sphere made of 20 triangles. Theses are intriguing and addictive.
Instructions only: (beads not included): $20.00 available as a downloadable pdf file

 

Moorish Tile Beaded Beads

Cornerless cubes take on a new look with patterns. These beaded beads are hollow, about 1 inch in diameter and are made with peyote triangles and squares assembled into a cube with the corners cut off. Detailed patterns for seven unique beads using four colors and one pattern using two colors are included.
Instructions only (beads not included): $20.00 available as a downloadable pdf file

 

 

New! Topiary Ball, Crystal Sphere, Margarita Ball and Bubble Orb

If you've longed to make a ball using crystals, but were afraid to try it, wait no longer. These instructions take you from the simple basic triangle weave, to the Crystal Sphere, the Margarita Ball and the Bubble Orb. With the clear text and illustrations in this 22-page booklet, you'll feel confident by taking these patterns one step at a time.

The Topiary Ball is made with petal beads and crystal bicones; the Crystal Sphere is made with crystal bicones and cylinder beads; the Margarita Ball is made with Swarovski margaritas and crystal bicones; and the Bubble Orb is made with bicone crystals and drop beads.

Instructions only (beads not included): $25.00
Instructions as downloadable PDF.


 

Zulu Meets Swarovski

Enjoy the techniques of the Zulus of South Africa with the bling and sparkle of Swarovski crystals. The effects are amazing! The CD contains instructions for the African Circle Stitch, the Popcorn Stitch, the Laceleaf Chain, the Zulu Ladder, the Flowerette Bracelet, Hexagon Netting, the Zigzag Chain and two new stitches: the Netted Tube and the Butterfly Chain.

Instructions only: $25.00 as downloadable PDF.
 

Diamond Chain Bracelet
A simple but elegant bracelet, great for beginners. A variety of beads may be used including 3mm and 4mm bicones, 3mm firepolish or cylinder beads.

Instructions only: $5.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

 

Art Deco Triangle and Swag Necklace

This necklace is composed of brick stitch triangles connected with swags of beads. Instructions include the Art Deco Pattern, the Rose Pattern and a blank grid to create your own pattern.

Necklace Instructions: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

Brick Stitch Butterfly Necklace

Instructions include how to make individual butterflies and how to assemble them into a necklace or pin.

Instructions only:
$15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.


 

Figure-Eight Bracelet

Instructions include how to make the Figure-Eight or Caduceus Band and the Pompom Flower.

Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.


 

Coral Reef Necklace

Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

Star Flower Necklace

Instructions include how to make individual star flowers and how to assemble them into a necklace.

Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

 

Braided Garland Necklace

Instructions include preparing the strands, braiding and adding an adjustable closure. Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

 

May Basket Pin/Pendant

This lovely little basket full of flowers may be worn as a pin or pendant. The basket is made with a stitch inspired by Zulu beadwork known as the square tube. Instructions are also included for a tiny daffodil, tulip, rose, lily of the valley and leaves. (An intermediate level kit.)
Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

 

Brick Stitch Bracelets

Instructions are included for 15 bracelets made with brick stitch. Both charts and row-by-row bead counts are provided.
Instructions only: $25.00 as downloadable PDF.
 

The Joy of Two-Hole Beads

This PDF includes an album of my collection of fifty two-hole bead necklaces, bracelets and earrings and instructions for making several unusual items with two-hole beads.
PDF will be sent by email after payment by Paypal is received. $15.00
 

Personal Symbols Necklace

Instructions include how to make a Personal Symbols necklace, bracelet, earrings or pin using diagonal brick stitch and freeform design patterns that you develop yourself as you work.
Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.
 

Alligators!

These cute little alligators can be used for earrings, key chains, zipper pulls and many other ways. How about one snoozing on your keyboard?
Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.
 

Merry Cherries Necklace or Pin

Reminiscent of the Bakelite cherry necklaces in the 1930s. This updated version is made with sparkling Swarovski crystals and Delica cylinder beads. The cherries are made with triangle weave and the leaves are made with peyote stitch.
Instructions only: $15.00. sent as a PDF file by email.

Yao Necklace Instructions

Inspired by a child's necklace made by the Yao people of Africa, this necklace goes well with casual clothes. It is made with single-needle ladder and square stitch.

Instructions only: $15.00. sent as a PDF file by email.
 

  A Dozen Beadwork Chains

Instructions only: $15.00. sent as a PDF file by email.

Tuareg Pendant and Tuareg Pendant with Crystals

Learn to make several geometric shapes into a pendant inspired by the veil weights worn by people of Mali.

Instructions only: $15.00 sent as a PDF file by email.

* * * You may pay with check, money order or Paypal. For Paypal payments, please send the amount  to my email address indicating what you would like in the subject line. Sorry, no credit cards. * * *
 

 

Diane Fitzgerald
Beautiful Beads
115 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55401
Tel: 612-333-0170
FAX: 612-333-8122
dmfbeads@bitstream.net


All graphics and designs 2003 by Diane Fitzgerald