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101+ Free Beading Patterns

Find beading patterns for beginners and advanced jewelry artists alike in this collection.

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101 Free Beading Patterns

With this collection of free beading patterns, you can craft your own jewelry to match any outfit or make an impressive gift for any occasion.

You will find beadwork patterns for necklacesbracelets, holiday jewelry, and more. Skill levels range from beading patterns for beginners to advanced beading projects.

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Free Bracelet Beading Patterns

Nothing says creativity quite like beaded bracelet patterns. Whether you're new to the world of jewelry making or a total expert, you can't go wrong with a simple handmade bracelet.

Make a DIY bracelet for yourself and wear it every single day. You can also make a matching one for a friend and give it as a meaningful gift on a birthday or during the Christmas season. The great thing about making bracelets is that you can really make a huge variety and have one to wear with every outfit.

  • Shades of Pink Bracelet

    This beautiful Shades of Pink Bracelet is an easy pattern to make for beginning jewelry makers.  With a variety of crystal beads, this beaded bracelet pattern is easy to wear with any outfit.

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  • Silver Splendor Bracelet

    Wear this bauble when running errands or hitting the town. No matter how you wear this design, you're sure to make a huge impression on everyone you meet.

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  • Cluster Bracelet

    This festive cluster bracelet is the perfect handmade gift to make this season. It's bright and flamboyant, so you can show that special someone how much you care.

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  • American Bead Bracelet

    Red, white and blue furnace beads with sterling silver spacers create a lovely bracelet for the 4th of July. This bead craft project gives you a great way to show your American pride anytime.

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  • Super Easy Memory Wire Bracelet

    This is a great DIY recycled craft to do with old beads on a cold and rainy afternoon, and are fun crafts for teenage girls. This is a fabulous stocking stuffer or last minute gift for a birthday too!

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  • Million Dollar Bead Bracelet

    Create a Million Dollar Bead Bracelet to feel like (and save) a million dollars.

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  • Brass Flowers and Bees Bracelet

    Bees and flowers in raw and antiqued brass alternate in this pretty bracelet perfect for summer. Get in touch with Mother Nature with this adorable accessory.

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  • Memory Wire Bracelet

    Memory Wire Bracelet are not only simple to make, but so fun to wear. ​You can also make one and give it as a gift during the holiday season. This is a fabulous project for anyone who is about to head to a fancy event or party.

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  • Dutch Spiral Bracelet

    Use seed beads to create this stunning spiral bracelet. The methods used to create this Dutch Spiral Bracelets are easy to understand - even beginners can create this crafty accessory!

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  • Bangle Bracelet

    Choose your own beads and design a funky bangle bracelet. You can dress it up or down - it's completely up to you. Show off your style without breaking the bank. This holiday season, make one for yourself and give another as a gift.

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  • Amber Rose Bracelet

    With colors of "Aztec Gold" and "Summer Russet," the homemade beads in this DIY bracelet really shine. And don't worry -- ​making clay jewelry is easier than you might think.

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  • Easy Beaded Bracelets

    These easy patterns make great gifts at any time of year. Try this pattern in a variety of colors for your next birthday or celebration opportunity.

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  • Macrame Meteor Bracelet

    Use the macrame tutorial from Rings & Things with step-by-step photos for help creating this colorful beaded macrame bracelet. You can also create a ring with the same technique. How cute!

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  • Daisy Chain Beaded Bracelet Pattern

    If you want to learn how to make jewelry but need to take it easy, this Daisy Chain Beaded Bracelet Pattern is perfect for you. Learn how to make a cool bracelets that you can give to all of your friends. 

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  • Beaded Cuff Bloom Bracelet

    This deceptively complex cuff bracelet uses multi-color cube glass beads and a roll of tiger tail wire to create a simply stunning accessory that you'll love to show off.

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  • DIY Pearl Bracelets in 2 Ways

    Less is more in this simply elegant bracelet pattern. Pearls are in, and this handmade bracelet is a classy way to show off your sense of style!

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  • Bugle Bead Bracelet

    This Bugle Bead Bracelet is easy to make and super stylish. Use this rich gold accessory to add some pizzaz to your ensemble.

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  • Stunning Beaded Wrap Bracelet

    Looking for kids' craft ideas? Spend time with your little ones and learn how to make a bracelet with this Stunning Beaded Wrap Bracelet tutorial.

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  • DIY Wire Charm Bracelet

    This DIY Wire Charm Bracelet is simple to create. You can personalize this bracelet design with different beads and charms. 

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  • Sunshine Yellow Beaded Bracelet Pattern

    If you're looking to carry a ray of sunshine everywhere you go, wear that sunny trait literally on your sleeve with this Sunshine Yellow Beaded Bracelet Pattern!

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  • DIY Loom Seed Bead Bracelet

    You do not need a brand new loom to create stunning seed bead designs. Learn how to make your own jewelry on your very own DIY loom when you check out this brilliant tutorial.

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Free Necklace Beading Patterns

Create standout necklaces! Give your creation to someone special in your life - they'll want to wear it forever. You can go back in time with a vintage pattern or fast forward with a futuristic design. Better yet, make one of each - a beaded necklace always makes a statement!

Free Earring Beading Patterns

Make a big, bold statement with a pair of handmade earrings. Your accessories can be loud and wild or understated and elegant - it's up to you. Be sure your creation matches your style so you feel comfortable and confident when you wear them.

If you've never tried your hand at making earrings before, give it a whirl with any of these tutorials. Earrings are great practice for getting used to beading patterns because you have to make two of them!

Beaded DIY Gift Ideas

A beaded gift is such a fun idea for a birthday or during the holiday season. They are so much fun to make. Make rings, a suncatcher or even a bookmark - there are so many crafty ways to use beads. This year, say you care with any of these free beading patterns.

Beaded Anklet Patterns

Beading patterns for anklets are perfect for summer and make great gifts for adults and little girls. Wear one with a pair of flip-flops and shorts when you hit the beach. Learn how to make jewelry that you can wear with a fancy dress or a casual swimsuit - anklets look good no matter what.

  • Silver Leaves Anklet

    Made with bright red and turquoise beads, this Silver Leaves Anklet is perfect for any time of year.  You could wear it with a dress or use it to jazz up a simple jeans and tee ensemble.  Don't forget to make some for your friends, too!  If you'd rather not wear anklets, you could easily turn this pattern into a bracelet or necklace.

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  • Ocean Blue Anklet

    This simple beaded anklet is perfect for a day at the beach.  Made with vibrant blue hues, this pattern will have you ready for summer in no time!  You could also wear this anklet as a bracelet if you prefer. If you have additional supplies left over, why not make a matching necklace or a pair of matching earrings? This simple pattern is great for beginners and is a fun way to jazz up your summer accessories.

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  • Rainbow Anklet

    With this Rainbow Anklet, exposed wire and E beads combine to produce fun and fashionable results.

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  • Moon and Stars Anklet

    Use different celestial charms to make a "Sun-sational" anklet. You'll be walking in style!

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  • Golden Summer Anklet

    Show off a little this summer with this bright, golden summer anklet.

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  • Lacy Woven Anklet

    Weave this fashionable anklet for you or a friend to add that special finishing touch to your outfit.

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Free Home Decor Beading Patterns

Change the way you look at beading patterns by adding some to your decor. Did you know you can create pillows, lamps and even coasters using beads? These projects can really change the look of your space and add a touch of sparkle.

  • Beaded Barbeque Skewers

    These BBQ Skewers can be used on the barbeque and are dishwasher safe. These are also great for fruit kebobs – just cut chunks of fresh fruit, skewer them & chill until ready to eat! If you don't know how to make jewelry but really want to work with beads, this is the perfect project for you.

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  • Restyled Table

    This metallic paint and beaded fringe puts a modern twist on an inexpensive garage sale find. This hand-painted table idea will get you inspired to restyle all of your furniture. Take your decor from drab to fab!

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  • Beaded Wine Glass Charms

    This set of wine glass charms is ridiculously easy to make and can be personalized to fit any theme! Great as a hostess gift or for your own party. No more question as to whose wine is that, until the third glass that is!

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  • Bead Buster Garden Stake

    Add some beautiful color to your garden with this Bead Buster Garden Stake.  Made with some colorful beads and an old wire hanger, this lovely garden ornament is a great way to add some color to your home before the flowers bloom.

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  • Embossed Glue Sun Burst

    Bring some southwest decor into your home with this embossed glue sunburst project. Decor is better with a little color, afterall.

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  • Beaded Bottle

    Recycle a bottle and adorn it with beads for a great decorating idea that will wow.

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  • Beaded Flower Pillow

    Teens will love combining their new sewing skills with crafty fun with this bright project. This project is a great way to update a plain pillow. 

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  • Beaded Green Ornament

    Create these easy to make Christmas ornaments that make a great tree decoration or coffee table decor. Get in the holiday season by creating your own DIY beaded decor.

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  • Beaded Tablecloth Weights

    These tablecloth weights combine function and style. Put them on your holiday table this year and no one will even know they are more than a fun decoration.

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  • Beaded Chalk and Bulletin Board

    Keeping track of everyday activities can be glamorous with this chalk and bulletin board combo with beadwork. This project makes a great gift for the hardworking moms in your life.

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  • Beaded Memory Lamp

    To create your own memory lamp, hang cherished photos from a beaded lampshade. It takes some time to make, but you'll love the end results.

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  • Beaded Sunflower Coasters

    These beaded coasters are a quick easy gift or great decorations for a summer cocktail party! Soon you'll be sipping in style.

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Beaded Brooch Tutorials

Brooches might seem old school, but these are anything but dowdy. Make your own and attach it to a scarf or top for an unexpected dose of fun. This is something both you and your granddaughter can wear with pride. In fact, jewelry projects have never looked so good. Make a beaded brooch to dress up any jacket, scarf, or cardigan.

  • Contemporary Pin

    The heating and flattening technique used in this project produces a fluid, unpredictable design that is the key to free-form shapes. The combination of metal and beads make this a true creative feat. Make something that really sticks out from the crowd.

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  • Flying Heart Brooch

    Let your heart sing with this Flying Heart Brooch. This eclectic beading pattern uses many different beads to create a wearable masterpiece that you will love to show off. 

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  • Pretty Pearl Bow

    Learn how to make jewelry and trendy accessories like this pretty pearl bow, which can be pinned to a shirt, bag, hat, or anywhere you can think of! Go out in style with these free jewelry patterns.

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Bead Projects for Kids

Think beads and kids don't mix? Think again! Easy patterns are a great option when crafting with kids. As long as kids are adequately supervised, there's no need to worry! Get creative and spend the afternoon creating cool crafts.

  • Smiley Face Beaded Bracelet

    A cheerful cord bracelet is fitting for a grade school teacher or a young student who helped make the smile beads. Kids will also love exchanging these as friendship bracelets.

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  • Ladybug Friendship Bracelet

    Using two colors of DMC floss and ladybug and flower buttons you can create a nice looking friendship bracelet from DMC Threads. Help the kids make this one for their friends. These are great for birthday parties or school activities.

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  • Kids' Beaded Angel

    Craft with your kids and make a pretty beaded angel! This angel craft for kids is simple and customizable. It'll be easy enough for the kids but fun enough for you!

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  • Easy Icicle Ornaments for Kids

    These easy beaded icicle ornaments are a fun and easy craft for the kids to do this Christmas. Use colorful sequins and metallic beads to make these easy Christmas ornaments.

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Free Holiday Beading Patterns

Find a free beading pattern for the holiday season, Halloween or even the Fourth of July! Think outside the box and look for beads that correspond to your favorite holiday. Make ornaments, earring patterns and even a bookmark - it's up to you! Crafts can really help you get in the spirit of the holiday you're celebrating.

  • Thanksgiving Turkey Bead Earrings

    Follow this step-by-step photo tutorial to create beaded turkey earrings perfect for Thanksgiving. You can also turn the beaded turkeys into wine charms.

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  • Candy Heart Bracelet

    Craft a beaded bracelet featuring lampwork hearts to wear or give this Valentine's Day. This wearable Valentine's Day craft from Rings & Things is easy to make and sure to impress.

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  • Pumpkin Bead Necklace

    Add some Halloween festivity to your outfit with this die-cut pumpkin pendant hanging from a beaded necklace. This pumpkin necklace from Sizzix is a fun and easy craft for Halloween.

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  • Beaded Spider

    Spooky! This Beaded Spider from The Bead Studio is a perfect project for Halloween. Wear it as a spooky pendant on a necklace, string two as earrings or make a keychain for a friend.

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  • Patriotic Collar Necklace

    Red, white and blue "fire polish" beads wrap around memory wire in this beautiful collar necklace for the 4th of July. This beaded jewelry craft is a great way to show your American pride.

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  • Green and Gold Earrings

    These lovely earrings made with green Swarovski crystal beads are perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party. They are pretty additions to a fancy outfit the rest of the year too, especially for a green-eyed lass.

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  • Halloween Candy Corn Necklace and Boo Earrings

    Dress for Halloween with this fun candy corn necklace, featuring "Boo" bead and matching "Boo" earrings. This homemade jewelry set is a great way to complete a Halloween outfit or create a gift for Halloween.

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  • Beaded Easter Basket Earrings

    Create delicate beaded Easter basket earrings in seed bead colors perfect for spring. This thorough tutorial makes the process of beading your own Easter earrings easy. Wear these to Easter brunch.

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  • Santa and Presents Beaded Bookmark

    This pretty gold bookmark features a glass Santa bead, gold presents and more Christmas accents. This beaded Christmas bookmark would be a great way to mark your place in Christmas story.

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  • Cute Beaded Icicle Swirls

    These beautifully decorated icicle swirls would look brilliant hanging on your Christmas tree. They're easy to make and you can reuse them year after year. All you need are some sequins, tinsel and beads. They also make for great gift wrappers.

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  • Christmas Peppermint Bead Bracelet

    Celebrate your sweet tooth and Christmas with this red and green peppermint bead bracelet. This Christmas bead craft is quick and easy to make for gifts or to treat yourself. 

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  • Beaded Holiday Garland

    This is a very easy but somewhat time-consuming Holiday project that makes a cute decoration for a package, a tree or a window.

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  • Christmas Angel Necklace and Earrings

    With shrink plastic and colored pencils, you can create a set of colorful Christmas angels for a beaded necklace and earring set. This Christmas angel jewelry set would make a wonderful holiday gift.

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  • Delicate Snowflake Ornament

    Create a delicate snowflake ornament with colorful "cocktail" beads. A snowflake wire form makes this project a snap. Cover your tree with these beaded snowflake ornaments or hang from windows. 

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  • Beaded Ball Ornament

    Easy beaded Christmas ornaments are a great way to make your tree sparkle.  Try this Beaded Ball Ornament - you'll love the results and will save it for years.

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Free Ring Beading Patterns

Get creative and wear your love of beading on your sleeve...well, almost. A beaded ring may seem complicated to make, but it's actually a super cool idea. Test your skills with this free beading pattern for a ring.

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It is so AWFUL trying to look at your web page. You have so much advertising that it is really difficult to navigate around your page. The videos are the worst the computer is tries to download video advertising of things you don't want to see, and stops the downloading of the pages that you do want to see.

Hi there! Thanks for your feedback. Much like TV, radio, and other websites, we are supported by advertising. The ads allow us to keep offering you free projects and patterns like the ones on this page! All the best, Kristin

Love the ideas for bracelets. I have a metal allergy so my skin gets irritated easily, but I love the memory bracelet. Its the easiest type of bracelet to make but the beaded bobby pin makes ordinary pins into statement hair accessories that any girl would love to get their hands on.

How neat! I especially like the section on beaded home decor! It's all kind of retro, but I really love it

AH. This really makes me want to get into beading. Some of these are simply precious. Thanks

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I am disabled, and I look forward to this new hobby helping me with the boredom and isolation. Thank for the easy to follow instructions

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I am not able to save any of the patterns. I have registered, but came back to log in and told me I could not do so. I said to send password to email, it said it did and it did not. So, unhappily, I am having to go through each pattern, look and decide if I want to save it. URGH...not a lot of fun doing it this way. Some cute ideas, a lot for beginners, which I am looking for more advanced patterns to look at. But thanks for posting these, any ideas are refreshing cause I am running out of visuals and feel like everything I make is a repeat in some ways of the one I did before. I will be back and maybe in the meantime I will eventually get the email...

Hi ybliku2! I am sorry you were having issues. If you are still having issues, please get in touch with our customer service department and they can help you retrieve your password: Additionally, for more advanced beading ideas, check out! They have some awesome and beautiful ideas. Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

I bookmarked the whole page so I wouldnt have to try & save each one to my craft projects box. LOL Now if I could find the time to relax enough to make something.

Your ideals are great especially for a beginner I know your books can help me start a new hobby being disable this will help me with my loneliness and make myself productive each day. Thanks.

Thank you - good starting point and interesting work for a beginner like me.

These patterns are for beginners. I was hoping for some intermediate and advanced seed bead patterns.

Hi creese ox! We have several seed bead and more advanced patterns located in our jewelry-making category for you to check out: Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

its good

Hi rhodo, The ones pictured are actually the Chandelier Earrings. They are listed in the beaded earrings. Thanks! Editors of FaveCrafts

where is the pattern for he necklace that is showing when u click on beading ,,,,, it is also shown beside where it says 101 free beading patterns. Ilove it would enjoy trying it , but was unable to find it thank you Bb

I agree with the other commenters, I would love to see this as an e-book

will this become a ebook. not all of them come up with i try to open them.

I agree this would be an awesome ebook Please consider

I like all the great ideas and your site has so much to offer. Thank you for answering my question about the pop-ups. Lynn

I too, would LOVE this to be an ebook. Saving to my articles is nice but not as good as having it off line. Also do you have a mobile site? It would be great to look for patterns on my blackberry while waiting ... anywhere.

Why isn't this an e-book? I don't have the time or inclination to look at each of these and decide whether I want it or not.


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