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Use round Swarovski Elements crystal beads and size 11 seed beads to create a button-like closure for your netted piece.
Seed Beads - color A (main color)
Seed Beads - color B (accent color)
2 6mm round Swarovski Elements crystal beads
Size 12 English Beading Needles
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Perfect End Thread Burner
To strengthen your clasp area, try going up and back down through the loop more than one time.
Once you have completed your netted piece, weave back down and around and exit your needle through the B bead second from the top.
String 3 beads of an accent color (B), 1 bead in coordinating color (A), and 15 beads of an accent color.
Go back through bead A and the 3B beads.
Go back through the B bead second from the top.
Go down through the adjacent 2A and 1B beads.
Go up through the adjacent 2A and 1B beads.
Go down through the next adjacent 2A and 1B beads.
Go back up through the next adjacent 2A and 1B beads.
String 3B, 1A and 15B.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete the second loop.
To finish off this end of the thread, weave down through the piece several times. Exit from a side B bead and cut the thread.
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.
Both loops are complete. The number of loops may vary depending on the width of your netted piece.
To finish the other side of your piece, thread your needle with the remaining thread from the beginning of your piece. Weave the thread through the piece until you exit from the B bead second from the bottom.
String 5B, 1 6mm round crystal, and 1B bead.
Go back through the 6mm round crystal and the 5B beads.
Go back through the B bead second from the bottom.
Weave down and around until you exit through the first B bead in the row.
Go back through the B bead first from the top.
Congratulations, both sides of your clasp are nowcomplete.