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Lovely Beadwork Patterns and Kits by CrazyAcademy | Unusual Beaded Loom Necklaces

Supporting Ukrainian Artisans

I was intrigued when I spotted Kyiv based Polina of CrazyAcademy's "gerdan" or necklace beadwork patterns.  It is uncommon to come across loom patterns for necklaces.  

However she does very well with her divided band approach. The bands meet up at the front where the design is merged for a focal area. A coordinated beaded strap is the part which goes around the neck.

Polina also offers other beaded patterns notably for earrings and bead crochet. She has many kits available.  

She said, 
I love smell of mowed grass, wet asphalt, baked milk and adore my amazing CrazyAcademy project. Every day I renew my patterns, add new diy kits and tutorials. I like creating unique things, collecting vintage, crafting. There are a lot of inspiration and creativity in my life, so I want to share with you.
Polina also has a finished beaded jewelry store called LinaOst. Her Instagram is @crazy.beader. 

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 


  1. Such beautiful German neck pieces. I have been wanting to make one for so long but have never worked up the courage to attempt it. I got so far as having my husband make me a long loom and getting a pattern. Now I have the bug again. Can’t decide which pattern . Lol

    1. They are popular in that part of the world, for sure! Good luck in making your own.

    2. You mean gerdan, not german. Gerdan's are Ukrainian. And you find many pattern in this area.


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