In a Hurry? Here Are 4 Free Beaded Netting Projects!
Beaded netting is a favorite bead-weaving technique of mine. Why, you might ask? Well, for starters, it’s incredibly easy to learn, but creates simply stunning finished projects. Beaded netting can be used with any kind of bead you happen to have handy — it works well with different sizes of seed beads, as well as gemstone rounds, gemstone chips, 2-hole seed beads, Czech glass spikes and gumdrops, metal beads, pearls, crystals… The combinations are endless!
I use beaded netting a lot when making components for necklaces and bracelets, especially when I have a design that needs a lot of cabochons in a hurry. Read on to see four of my favorite free beaded netting projects from the Beading Daily blog!
|Make an easy netted cabochon bezel. Beaded netting works up into an incredibly fast, elegant, and secure bezel for a gemstone or ceramic cabochon. A bezel made with beaded netting and a few different sizes of beads adds the perfect accent to highlight the natural beauty of my favorite gemstone cabochons.|
|Mix beaded netting with peyote stitch. Another reason that I love beaded netting is that it combines so well with my other favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitches! These sweet little chain of glittering winter stars are made with a simple combination of peyote stitch and beaded netting.|
|Beautiful beaded snowflakes made with netting. One of the things I love about netting is how it transforms ordinary beads into extraordinary, intricate-looking beaded jewelry. Jean Campbell’s gorgeous (and easy!) beaded snowflake earrings work up in just minutes, but look like a million bucks.|
|Variations on beaded netting. Beaded netting can take many shapes and forms — it’s not just straight, back-and-forth beading! Hexagonal netting can be the foundation for innovative beaded necklace or bracelet components. Include some of your favorite 2-hole seed beads in this variation of beaded netting for exciting designs and patterns.|
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Do you have a favorite way to use beaded netting? Do you prefer to work horizontal or vertical netting, or maybe you prefer to experiment and design with circular or tubular netting? Leave a comment here on the Beading Daily blog and tell us about your favorite beaded netting project or variation!