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Easy bead patterns that novices can create

Are you someone who is looking for easy bead patterns in order to create a new and stunning piece of jewelry from scratch? Are you uncertain which may be the best sites or stores to peruse before your first project? Have no fear as we're here to help.

Below, let's take a look at the best websites/stores for the job, best methods for creating a perfect piece of jewelry, and finally, outside links to help you on your way. So, read on!

For Beginners

Over at Lovetoknow, writer Susie McGee offers some intriguing insight into the beginner's mind-set. Most who are just beginning in the art form will create basic pieces, such as:

  • Necklaces
  • Simple earrings
  • Bracelets

This "simplicity" will allow for a short time span on bead craft projects and give newbies the creative space to learn by doing. In essence, there won't be a ton of time or money spent on the project. The difficulty level will be minimal and creative minds will have a chance to find out if they enjoy creating jewelry before moving on to the more challenging fare.


McGee believes that one doesn't necessarily need a pattern to begin making their own jewelry pieces. Instead, they can head out to the local craft store to pick up beads and accessories for their project. Be sure to purchase:

  • Silver or gold spacers
  • Accent beads
  • A clasp
  • Wire which will support the weight of your objects

As well, if you'd like to, you may pick up a pair crimping pliers and crimp beads; according to McGee, this will make your early work appear slightly more clean. This is an addition, though, which you don't necessarily need to purchase for your initial projects.

Decide on a bracelet, necklace, or even earrings; there will be matching concerns with earrings so these can be of a higher difficulty to create for beginners. Thus, the best place to start will be with either necklaces or bracelets.

Continue on to Beading Pattern to get step-by-step directions for creating this, your first project. In many instances, it's better to create your own work and revel in the creative process; other times, though, finding easy bead patterns can give you the jump-start you need and can be the best choice for beginners.

Free and Simple Schemes

There are hundreds of sites online which provide free (and mostly, easy) plans for those looking to expand their craft. Prima Bead, Bead Patterns, and more, offer great insight into the process with multiple, free schematics for the creative mind. Simply input a search on Google or Yahoo and you'll receive hundreds of hits.

For children, MakingFriends.com offers plans of an owl, frog, spider, crocodile, and more, to assist young children in experiencing the joys of creating simple pieces. For even more options, peruse Regina Paul's article to learn the best websites for your new hobby as you progress from beginner (student) to advanced (master) in no time.

Obviously, free doesn't always mean easy; many of these aforementioned sites include some dandies for project ideas. Sites will help to simplify the process for beginners, replete with a simple to follow diagram included with each and every purchase.

The step-by-step instructions come in addition to a list of items you'll need to complete your project. This way, you'll know exactly the type (and quantity) you'll need before starting the process. They offer a wide variety of options, from earrings to bracelets, and everything in between.

The Bottom Line

In the end, there are hundreds of sites online where one can search to find the easiest starter schemes for newbies. One can also stop by their local craft or thrift store to find the perfect items for their project. The sky's the limit when it comes to finding and creating jewelry to your own wonderful specifications.

It's about creativity, perseverance, and learning more about the art form. So, head online or patronize your local thrift store to find the diverse ingredients you'll need to create that special piece of jewelry from scratch. Have fun!

Resources:

Love to know: Beading Pattern.

Yahoo.com: Where to Find Free Beadwork Patterns Online.

Above photo attributed to palindrome6996

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