Sabine Lippert’s Designs, Part 1

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Sabine Lippert is an amazingly gifted designer from Germany who so far has published 2 books. The first, Das Perlenkochbuch (The Bead Cookbook) is to my knowledge only available in German which is why I don’t own it and therefore can’t speak to its content. However, the second book, Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies, I do own and it is an amazing book. I love her designs!

I have completed some of the projects in this book as well as some of the designs from her store. I thought I would present what I have completed so far hence the “part 1” as I’m sure there will be more in the future.

Sabine’s designs can also be found in BEADWORK Magazine where she is one of the designer of the year.

Sabine’s store:
Sabine’s blog:
Facebook: trytobead and Sabine Lippert

Lets start off with the most recent design, Pinwheel Pendant from BEADWORK Magazine October/November 2013.


This was my first time working with spike beads. I used the color Jet Marea for the large spikes which resulted in the pendant having a black side and a “marea” side as seen in the pictures on the right. This design is a 3 on the scale of 1 to 3 that BEADWORK Magazine use to rate the difficulty of the projects.
I enjoyed making this pendant and I think it turned out looking pretty cool.

Next are the designs I have completed from the book Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies.


This is the Volcanoes Necklace. In the book Sabine says “Each bezeled element of this necklace reminds me of a little Krakatoa or Vesuvius”.
I tried to stay as close as possible to the colors in the book but I could not find any African opal beads so I used Unakite instead. It is a beautiful necklace that is fairly rigid so it stays perfectly round when worn.


The Little Lantern Earrings have a post of their own here so there’s not much to add. I also wrote about another pair of earrings from the book here but I was not happy with the way they turned out so I have since harvested them for the beads.


This is the Scheherezade Pendant which I completed in three different colors, bronze, green and purple.


Verticals Bracelet is made from a mix of right angle weave and ladder stitch. It’s time-consuming but fun to make. I made mine in black and purple.

Next are the designs I have purchased from Sabine’s shop


Lavender is made entirely with right angle weave. I fell in love with this design for it reminds me of a flower that grew in the garden of my childhood home and my sisters and I were under strict orders from mom never to pick them.
I don’t know what kind of flower it was but I’m sure it wasn’t lavender which this necklace obviously is named for.


The Baroque Dimensional bracelet is made with cubic right angle weave but Sabine has updated the pattern since I purchased mine and she states that cubic RAW is no longer needed. But I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to bead with cubic RAW, it’s so fun! I think this might be my favourite of Sabine’s designs.


The Bokhara bracelet is made mainly with peyote stitch. It takes a long time to complete and the materials are rather expensive but it is a very beautiful bracelet so it is worth it to complete it at least once. I had fun making mine but I suppose it helped that I was in the mood for peyote. 🙂

Sabine also has some patterns that are free to download.


In this picture are the free designs, BlingRing (I turned my rings into earrings), Little Stars (I made mine as anklets), I Want To 3-4-5-6 and Sternenspitze/Starlace.

I’m sure I will complete more of Sabine’s designs in the future but that’s all for now.

Thanks for reading. ♥

Flower Basket


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Late last night I was looking through books and magazines to find a fast and easy little beading project that I could complete with what’s in my bead stash. I found a pair of earrings in the 2013 June/July issue of Beadwork magazine. These “flower basket earrings” are designed by Barbara Falkowitz, co-owner of Artful Beads Studio and Workshop in Pennington, New Jersey.

I really like the beaded beads made out of SuperDuo and seed beads but I don’t particularly like the way they are suspended between the chains so I decided to add my own beadwork to turn these lovely beaded beads into a pair of earrings.
Below follows a simple picture tutorial of how I achieved this. Click on the pictures to get a better view.


Exit from a 11° in the beaded bead. I chose to have my center bicone in a position where its hole is horizontal to the beadwork.


Add 2 SuperDuo beads and pass through the 11° on the opposite side of the top center SuperDuo, the SuperDuo and the 11° you started from. (The picture now shows the backside of the beaded bead which is why the bicone is not horizontal).


Go through the 2 SuperDuos. Add 3, 11° seed beads and go through the top hole of the same SuperDuo.


Pick up 1 SuperDuo of a different color and pass through the 2nd SuperDuo. Add another 3, 11° seed beads and repeat the thread path untill you can exit from the bottom hole of the just added SuperDuo.


Pick up 3, 11° seedbeads and pass through the top hole of the SuperDuo. Pick up 3, 11° seed beads and pass through the bottom hole of the SuperDuo and the 3 seed beads on the other side.


Pick up 1, 11° seed bead, 1, 3mm bicone and 6, 11° seed beads.


Go back through the bicone and pick up 1, 11° seed bead. and go through the 3 seed beads on the opposite side of where you started the fringe.


Weave through the beadwork untill you exit from the 2nd of the 6 seedbeads. Pick up 1, 11° seed bead and pass through the 3rd seed bead. Repeat this 2 more times so that you’ll have this ⤵


Weave down through the beadwork to secure the thread and trim. Add earwires to the top loops and you’re done!