Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Free Pattern: Diamond O Beaded Chain

I wrote a free beading pattern! This one is for the beaded chain I've been using so much lately, the Diamond O Chain.

A Delicate Beaded Chain

I first developed this beaded chain for the Annular O Necklace, because I wanted to use a light, delicate chain that included O beads, and also matched the angles in the beaded rivoli components. Two lengths of chain attach to either side of the focal to complete the necklace.

I liked this beaded chain so much that I used it again for the pendant in the O Stars Set. This time, I kept the chain unattached so it can be used with other pendants as well. This particular chain is 24" long, but it can be woven in any length desired!

Attach a Beaded Chain to a Focal

The Diamond O chain can be attached to many other kinds of focal components. Here it is again with a theobromine beaded molecule, most famously found in chocolate!

Tons of Variations!

Several variations are possible on this design. In the necklace below, I added in 4 mm bicone crystals in every third link to include a touch of sparkle in the chain. I describe several other possible variations in the pattern.

The Diamond O Chain is the fourth free beading pattern available on my website at Now that I look at it, I think it would pair nicely with a couple of Tila Droplet Charms!

As always, if you decide to work up this pattern, I'd love to see pictures!


  1. Wonderful, thanks so much! I love the way you showed so many variations.

    1. You're very welcome Liz! I almost got a little carried away with the variations... If I kept going, I'd never get the pattern done!

  2. Thank you Cindy I admired that chain in one of your recent posts. I think it is a great balance between a heavy weave and a simple strand. I can't wait to give it a try.

    1. Thanks KJ! I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll make with this pattern!

  3. Thanks for the free tutorial! You're one talented beader!


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