Embellishing Netting

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Add texture and sparkle to a beadwoven netted bracelet! If you know the easy netting stitch, you can learn to embellish it with crystals or other beads of your choice!
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Step 1

Create a netted piece using the Basic Netting technique. We have used size 11 seed beads - a an aqua color for our main (A) bead and an amber color for our shared (B) bead.

Step 2

Before beginning, make sure the beads you are using will fit into the diamond by holding them up next to the diamond. We used one size 15 seed bead, one 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone and one size 15 seed bead in each diamond.

Step 3

Cut a 3 foot length of thread. Starting an inch back from one end of the piece, weave the thread into the piece leaving a 3 inch tail. Randomly weave through the beads and exit your needle through the first shared bead of the first row.

Step 4

String 1 size 15 bead, 1 crystal and 1 size 15 bead.

Step 5

Go through the next shared bead in the same row. Pull the thread taut. The three beads should fit inside the diamond.

Step 6

String one size 15 bead, one crystal and one size 15 bead.

Step 7

Go through the next shared bead in the same row. Pull the thread taut.

Step 8

String one size 15 bead, one crystal and one size 15 bead.

Step 9

Go through the next shared bead in the same row. Pull the thread taut.

Step 10

The last section of this row is only a partial diamond, so we will not embellish it. To make the turn to the next row, go through the two A beads and one B bead.

Step 11

Go through the three edge A beads.

Step 12

Go down through the first shared bead in the next row.

Step 13

String one size 15 bead, one crystal and one size 15 bead.

Step 14

Go through the next shared bead in the same row. Pull the thread taut.

Step 15

String one size 15 bead, one crystal and one size 15 bead.

Step 16

Go through the next shared bead in the same row. Pull the thread taut.

Step 17

String one size 15 bead, one crystal and one size 15 bead.

Step 18

Go through the next shared bead in the same row. Pull the thread taut.

Step 19

The last section of this row is only a partial diamond, so we will not embellish it. To make the turn to the next row, go through the two A beads and one B bead.

Step 20

Go through the three edge A beads.

Step 21

Go through the first shared bead in the next row.

Step 22

Repeat steps 4–21 until you reach the end of your piece or run out of thread.

Step 23

To end the thread, weave it back through several rows of netting.

Step 24

Exit through a shared bead along the edge of your piece and cut the thread as close to the beads as possible.

Step 25

Clean up the ends of your thread using a Perfect End Thread Burner. Burn or melt the end of your thread until the end is no longer visible.

Step 26

To add thread, cut another piece of thread approximately 3 feet long. Weave randomly through the netting and exit out the first shared bead in the next open row in your piece. Repeat steps 4 through 28 until you reach the end of the piece.

Step 27

Congratulations, you have successfully embellished netting! To add a clasp see our Netting Clasp - Option 1 Technique!

     

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