Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Netting Bracelet with Crystals and Pearls

Here's the first tutorial of the year! It's a bracelet in netting stitch with an embellishment on top.


I did a modification in the netting stitch because I wanted to create a symmetric design. In the way I did, the two sides of the bracelet are exactly the same. I did a kind of decrease and increase in each row to achieve that.

Now, when I made the bracelets I wanted something that remembers the winter time. So I chose the black and violet colors - I think they suit well the season. And I used transparent bicone crystals in the same colors of the bracelets to create an effect that resembles bits of ice.



The crystals look a bit dull in the pictures. I think that's because I used Chinese crystals. But in person the bracelets look very nice.


The materials I used in the black bracelet:

- Toho seed beads 11/0, opaque jet black (#49); store
- Miyuki seed beads 11/0, galvanized silver (#1051); (local store)
- Darice glass pearls 4mm, grey; (Michaels store)
- clasp 3-strand slide lock, 21x6mm, silver plated; store
- One G thread, black; store

The violet bracelet:

- Toho seed beads 11/0, tanzanite silver lined (#39); store
- Miyuki seed beads 11/0, galvanized silver (#1051); (local store)
- Darice glass pearls 4mm, lavender; (Michaels store)
- clasp 3-strand slide lock, 21x6mm, silver plated; store
- One G thread, white; store

I also did one bracelet in warm tones of green and pale gold. It's a bit different from the other two bracelets because in this one I used only one bead as picot at the end of each row. Unfortunately I don't have any information about the colors of these beads. All I know is that they're Czech seed beads size 11/0.


I hope the tutorial is clear enough. Please tell me what you think in the comments below. And if you decide to make the bracelet, please feel free to share a picture of your work on my Facebook page. I'd love to see it! :)

Watch the tutorial HERE.

5 comments:

  1. I love the tutorial, you are an amazing artist, thanks for sharing

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  2. Think I have done all your tutorials! Thank you!!

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    1. Wow!!! That makes me really happy! I hope you're having a good time beading!

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  3. Think I have done all your tutorials! Thank you!!

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