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STITCH OF THE MONTH
Netting Stitch

Cobblestones Bracelet
Instructor: Kathleen Lynam

The pavement glistens with drops! Dripping with texture, this bracelet begins with a netted base and is embellished with drops and seed beads.



BW1-SOM-02
BEGINNER LEVEL
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Stitch of the Month
-- Lesson: Netting
-- Bracelet

 

Palette A: Aqua/Seafoam/Capri

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Palette B: Golden With Rose/Topaz/Amethyst Luster

 

COBBLESTONES BRACELET
About the Kit...

In some sense, all bead-weaving is "netting." Here we narrow the concept to stitching where you have an odd number of beads on loops, and these are interconnected (thus shared) at the center point on each netted loop. The first row joins to the next through these shared beads.

The Netting stitch is very versatile. It works up relatively quickly. It can be worked flat, tubular, circular. It can be used to create coverings for objects. It can be used successfully to cover beads of all sizes for both bracelets and necklaces. Netted collars are beautiful pieces of jewelry as well as works of art. Practically speaking, simple netted necklaces and bracelets, with or without embellishment, have the most wearability.

Netting creates open (what we sometimes refer to as "negative") spaces. This offers the jewelry designer many possibilities not easily achieved with other types of bead-weaving. It allows the underlying surface to become part of the composition. This suggests texture and dimensionality. It allows a movement and drapery, relative to the wearer's body, or any 3-dimensional shape, for that matter, that is very natural, soft and flowing.



In the Cobblestones Bracelet project...

LearnToBead Goals:
- History of Netting
- Netting bead weaving basics
- Managing Thread Tension
- Reading a Pattern/Creating a simple Figural Representation
- Increasing and Decreasing with Netting
- Embellishing above your netting base
- Finishing off the edges
- Making a bead woven, Netting style toggle clasp
- Discussion of when Netting works well

 

 

* ABOUT KIT
* LEARNING OBJECTIVES
* PHOTO DETAILS
* 1. Aqua/Seafoam/Capri
* 2. Golden with Rose/Topaz/Amethyst Luster
* KIT CONTENTS

* ORDER INSTRUCTIONS and/or KIT



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Stitch of the Month
BW1-SOM-03. Ndebele Stitch

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BW2-NT-01. Netting, Intermediate


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