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3 Glass Beaded Garland Patterns Using XL Fish Beads


Below are three different glass beaded garland designs with bead counts and links to the beads used.  Featuring XL fish beads, all three garlands follow the same beading pattern and use the same bead shapes but in different colors and finishes.  Instructions for the actual assembly of a garland with images, tips and three other garland patterns are linked here: How to String Glass Bead Christmas Garlands. There are 5 additional garland patterns here: 5 Retro and Festive Glass Beaded Christmas Garland Patterns

When working with larger beads please keep in mind it's like handling a blown glass ornament -- string them gently into place on the cord and try to avoid knocking them into each other to avoid breakage.  Be sure to leave at least 1" of slack in your completed garland to allow it to drape.

Supplies: Beading Cord (recommended size: No. 10 or No. 8), Blown Glass Beads, Hooks, Scissors


Pink and Green Fish is a mix of soft and subtle shades with a pop of aqua.  This garland fits in well with both beachy and classic Christmas decor.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B C B A

Pattern #2: D E F E D

Pattern #3: A B G B A

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  Follow this sequence: pattern #1 + pattern #2 + pattern #3 + pattern #2 + pattern #1 + pattern #2  pattern #3 + pattern #2.  Your garland will have 5 sections of pattern #1, 8 sections of pattern #2, and 4 sections of pattern #3.  Completed length is approximately 70" which is 5 ft. 10 in.  The full garland will have this sequence: 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1

This is the bead code:

A = 10mm pearl rose pink GBR10PRRO ~ 18 beads needed

B = 12mm Ribbed Round gold GB-RR-12-G ~ 18 beads needed

C = Faceted Round silver GB30S ~ 5 beads needed

D = Pine Cone bead matte champagne GB057MC ~ 16 beads needed

E = 10mm aqua GBR10AQ  ~ 16 beads needed

F = 18mm pearl rose GBR18PRRO ~ 8 beads needed

G = XL Fish pink and green GB500PG ~ 4 beads needed



Gold and Green Fish is a mix of pretty blues, golds, greens and silver.  This garland is bright and fun.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B C B A

Pattern #2: D E F E D

Pattern #3: A B G B A

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  Follow this sequence: pattern #1 + pattern #2 + pattern #3 + pattern #2 + pattern #1 + pattern #2  pattern #3 + pattern #2.  Your garland will have 5 sections of pattern #1, 8 sections of pattern #2, and 4 sections of pattern #3.  Completed length is approximately 70" which is 5 ft. 10 in.  The full garland will have this sequence: 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1

This is the bead code:

A = 10mm lime green GBR10LG ~ 18 beads needed

B = 12mm Ribbed Round silver GB-RR-12-S ~ 18 beads needed

C = Faceted Round light blue GB30LB ~ 5 beads needed

D = Pine Cone bead matte yellow GB057MY ~ 16 beads needed

E = 10mm blue GBR10RB  ~ 16 beads needed

F = 18mm matte green GBR18MGR ~ 8 beads needed

G = XL Fish matte gold and green GB500GLG ~ 4 beads needed


Blue and Pale Yellow Fish is a mix of pretty blues, gold, rose pink, burgundy and silver.  This garland is beautiful and looks great with a wide variety of holiday decor.

This is the beading pattern to follow:

Pattern #1: A B C B A

Pattern #2: D E F E D

Pattern #3: A B G B A

Your garland will begin and end with pattern #1.  Follow this sequence: pattern #1 + pattern #2 + pattern #3 + pattern #2 + pattern #1 + pattern #2  pattern #3 + pattern #2.  Your garland will have 5 sections of pattern #1, 8 sections of pattern #2, and 4 sections of pattern #3.  Completed length is approximately 70" which is 5 ft. 10 in.  The full garland will have this sequence: 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1

This is the bead code:

A = 10mm matte champagne GBR10MC ~ 18 beads needed

B = 12mm Ribbed Round pearl rose pink GB-RR-12-PRRO ~ 18 beads needed

C = Faceted Round gold GB30G ~ 5 beads needed

D = Pine Cone bead silver GB057S ~ 16 beads needed

E = 10mm burgundy GBR10BU ~ 16 beads needed

F = 18mm matte light blue GBR18MLB ~ 8 beads needed

G = XL Fish matte blue and pale yellow GB500YB ~ 4 beads needed



15 Aqua Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Aqua Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

15 Blue Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Blue Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

15 Burgundy Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Burgundy Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

15 Lime Green Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Lime Green Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

15 Matte Champagne Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Matte Champagne Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

15 Pearl Rose Pink Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

15 Pearl Rose Pink Round Glass Beads 10 mm ~ Czech Republic

$3.95

8 Gold Ribbed Round Glass Beads 12 mm ~ Czech Republic

8 Gold Ribbed Round Glass Beads 12 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

8 Pearl Rose Ribbed Round Glass Beads 12 mm ~ Czech Republic

8 Pearl Rose Ribbed Round Glass Beads 12 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

8 Silver Ribbed Round Glass Beads 12 mm ~ Czech Republic

8 Silver Ribbed Round Glass Beads 12 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

8 Matte Green Round Glass Beads 18 mm ~ Czech Republic

8 Matte Green Round Glass Beads 18 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

8 Matte Light Blue Round Glass Beads 18 mm ~ Czech Republic

8 Matte Light Blue Round Glass Beads 18 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

8 Pearl Rose Pink Round Glass Beads 18 mm ~ Czech Republic

8 Pearl Rose Pink Round Glass Beads 18 mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

3 Large Silver Pine Cone Beads 1.75" ~ Czech Republic

3 Large Silver Pine Cone Beads 1.75" ~ Czech Republic

$5.95

New!
2 Large Matte Yellow Pine Cone Beads 1.75" ~ Czech Republic

2 Large Matte Yellow Pine Cone Beads 1.75" ~ Czech Republic

$5.95

3 Large Matte Champagne Pine Cone Beads 1.75" ~ Czech Republic

3 Large Matte Champagne Pine Cone Beads 1.75" ~ Czech Republic

$5.95

1 Large Matte Blue and Pale Yellow Fish Bead 2-3/4" ~ Czech Republic

1 Large Matte Blue and Pale Yellow Fish Bead 2-3/4" ~ Czech Republic

$11.95

New!
1 Large Matte Gold and Green Fish Bead 2-3/4" ~ Czech Republic

1 Large Matte Gold and Green Fish Bead 2-3/4" ~ Czech Republic

$11.95

New!
1 Large Matte Pink and Pale Green Fish Bead 2-3/4" ~ Czech Republic

1 Large Matte Pink and Pale Green Fish Bead 2-3/4" ~ Czech Republic

$11.95

6 Light Blue Faceted Ball Blown Glass Beads 18mm ~ Czech Republic

6 Light Blue Faceted Ball Blown Glass Beads 18mm ~ Czech Republic

Out of Stock!

6 Gold Faceted Ball Blown Glass Beads 18mm ~ Czech Republic

6 Gold Faceted Ball Blown Glass Beads 18mm ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

6 Silver Faceted Ball Blown Glass Beads .875" ~ Czech Republic

6 Silver Faceted Ball Blown Glass Beads .875" ~ Czech Republic

$4.95

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