The simple but elegant Netted Bracelet is made using vertical Netting Stitch.
You will need two colours of size 11 seed beads—one to use as the main colour and the other to accentuate the edges of the bracelet.
I would recommend this bracelet tutorial for all skill levels.
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Netted Bracelet Tutorial
I have made both a video and a written tutorial for this beading pattern.
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Here is the video tutorial:
Here is the full written tutorial:
Step 1: Thread your needle with 2 yards of beading thread.
Leaving a 10-inch tail, attach a stop bead.
Step 2: String 13A.
Step 3: String 1B and go back through the last 1A.
Step 4: String 5A.
Skip the next 5A of the 13A strung in Step 1 and pass through the following 1A (This is called a Crossover bead).
Step 5: String 5A and go through the first 1A strung in Step 2 (The A next to your stop bead).
Step 6: String 3A and 1B.
Step 7: Skip the 1B just strung and pass through the following 1A.
Pull the beads tight against the rest of the beadwork.
Step 8: String 5A.
Go through the third 1A of the last group of 5A (strung in Step 5).
Step 9: String 5A.
Go through the third 1A in the following group of 5A (strung in Step 4).
Step 10: String 3A and 1B.
Step 11: Skip the 1B just strung and pass through the next 1A.
Step 12: Repeat Steps 8-11 until you reach your desired length.
Then, pass through the next 2A of the group of 3A just strung.
Continue through the following crossover bead and the last group of 5A just added.
Step 13: String 3A and one half of your clasp.
Step 14: Pass back through the last 1A just strung.
Step 15: String 2A and go through the first 1A of the following group of 5A.
Reinforce the clasp.
Weave through the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess thread.
Step 16: Remove the stop bead from the other end of the bracelet.
String 3A and 1B. Skip the 1B just strung and pass through the 3A just added.
Continue through the following crossover bead and the last group of 5A.
Step 17: Repeat Steps 13-15 to attach the second half of your clasp.
Your bracelet is now complete!
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