Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Raindrops on Rainbows Beading Pattern

I finally wrote out the "Raindrops on Rainbows" beading pattern for you guys. The pattern is done in brick stitch. The finished rainbow could be used as a necklace charm (as pictured below), large earrings, as a little decoration on your purse....or anywhere else that would benefit from a cheerful little rainbow:)

You can find a PDF version of the pattern HERE.

I noticed the link I had to the brick stitch tutorial on my other patterns was no longer working. So, HERE is a new one I found. It's animated, which is kinda cool. HERE is another tutorial with instructions for how to do fringe at the end. I found the instructions HERE to be good too. I start my first row with one bead (after the base/ladder stitch row) more like this tutorial.

For the "chain" part of the necklace in the picture above, I used beading wire and strung seed beads in various sizes in a rainbow color pattern. Also, I used all round size 11/o seed beads for the rainbow. The bead sizes could be changed up to make the rainbow larger or smaller.

You can find other helpful beading info HERE.

Like this pattern?
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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


chris said...

This is so pretty, Marjorie.

Marjorie said...

Thank you:)

The Beading Gem said...

Love the "raindrops"! A happy design!

Marjorie said...

Thanks! This necklace makes me happy too! I'm glad you like the pattern!