Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Favorite Seed Bead Netting Tutorials

It’s not always easy to admit when an idea you’ve had isn’t all that great. It can often take some time to realize it, and it definitely helps to have some outside input. I recently had a good nudge from a comment on my seed bead netting tutorial that made me realize it’s not really a tutorial at all. It’s most certainly time to give it an update.

With back-to-school still taking up much of my attention right now I didn’t have time to make a new tutorial just yet, so I thought I’d find some other great netting tutorials to share for now. Unfortunately, the pickings are a bit slim when it comes to free netting projects. I did find some nice ones that would make great primers for the techniques. These are my favorites:

Crystal Netting Necklace Tutorial

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace by Sandra Halpenny
A great example of variation in simple netting.

Netted Bracelet Tutorial

Christmas Cutie Bracelet by
With pretty accent bead embellishments.

Netting and Fringe Necklace Tutorial

Rainbow Bib Necklace by
For ambitious beaders!

Once you’ve tried out some basic netting or a variation of it, it’s pretty easy to incorporate your own patterns and twists to get a piece that you really like. There’s no ‘right’ way to do netting. Although it’s basically just an expanded peyote stitch, it’s much more versatile and open to experiments with bead size, shape, and quantity.

I’ll definitely have to add a netted collar project to my list of tutorials that I will – someday – write. In the meantime, happy beading!

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1 comment:

  1. These are some great resources. The bid style necklace from Fire Mountain is incredible!!! Thanks.


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