Beaded Rounded Heart (Photos) Pattern by Allegra

Welcome to the 3-D beaded rounded heart pattern instructions! If you have any difficulty following this tutorial, please post a comment at the bottom of the page on which you are stuck, and I'll do my best to help!

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Step 6

Step 6:We left off on the previous page of steps with crossing the large blue seed bead that is labelled with the green dot, with both ends of the fishing line. In this step, we basically mirror the last two steps. First, take the end of the fishing line depicted by a black arrow and string it through the pearly white small seed bead that is labelled with a black dot. Does this look familiar? We are basically going around the circle of small white seed beads and surrounding them with a large circle of alternating white and blue seed beads. So, next, add the 4 new seed beads shown to the end of the fishing line depicted by the red arrow. The last bead added is a large blue one labelled with a turquoise dot.


Step 7

Step 7:This step is very simple (and repetitive!). Basically just cross the last bead added, the large blue seed bead labelled with a turquoise dot. Specifically, take the end of the fishing line depicted by the black arrow and string it through the large blue seed bead labelled with the turquoise dot. Pull tight!


Step 8

Step 8:I hope you can start to see a pattern here (hehe, a pattern within a pattern!). We are once again repeating those same two steps and continuing along our inner circle of 6 white small seed beads to surround them with circles of alternating large and small seed beads. So take the end of the fishing line depicted by the red arrow and string it through the small white seed bead labelled with a blue dot. Add the beads shown in the picture to the other end of the fishing line (the last new bead to be added is labelled with an orange dot).


Step 9

Step 9:Now simply cross that last bead (the large blue seed bead labelled with an orange dot) with both ends of the fishing line. Specifically, string the end of the fishing line depicted by the red arrow through that bead in the opposite direction from the other end of the fishing line (which is already strung through the bead).


Step 10

Step 10:We are almost done surrounding that inner circle of white small seed beads. This is the same two steps again. Just take the end of the fishing line depicted by the black arrow and string it through the small white seed bead labelled with a brown dot. Add the 4 beads shown in the picture to the other end of the fishing line (the last new bead to be added is labelled with a purple dot). This will be the bead to be crossed as usual!

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  Beader Comments:
 Claire on January 8, 2012:
this is a really nice design, i love it! can you put up some more like this? i made 18 of these for my boyfriend on valentines day aand i cant wait to give them to him! we have such hot sex together!
 Sandy Moore on May 10, 2011:
Can you please email me a complete heart and bead pattern? I would like to print it out but my ink supply is limited. Thank you as we are retired and on a very limited income.
 nosewitch on November 4, 2010:
I like your patterns a lot !!!
 nosewitch on November 4, 2010:
I like your patterns a lot !!!
 AnaIsabel on August 3, 2009:
Nice! thanks a lot for the pattern.
 Allegra on December 27, 2008:
Hehe, oh okay. Yep, it's nice the way it is here. It's like a snowflake.
 Vicky on December 24, 2008:
I loved the completed circle on the middle of this page so much, I nearly decided to keep it just like that! Is this the same pattern you use for some of the flowers? It actually looks like a flower like that!
I put transparent beads where the big blue beads are, and green beads where the small white ones are. It look great! Thanks for the pattern, Allegra!!! I just love your patterns!
Vicky