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How To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads

by Joanna Ochocinska

 

A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads

Why do we wear jewellery? Throughout history people have worn necklaces, pendants and rings as a symbol of power and status or, in other words, to show off. There are also other valid reasons; a famous athlete once said: 'Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles.' Whether you actually want to take people's minds off anything or you want to attract someone's attention, this necklace will do the job. It's elegant, eye-catching and unique but at the same time, it's easy to make. The technique used in the process isn't too complicated and it won't drive you mad so you don't have to worry about acquiring post-beading wrinkles!

While working on this piece we will be weaving the thread back and forth through the same beads many times so it’s best to use a very small beading needle and size 10 or larger (9 or 8) seed beads. As with other netting projects: netted earrings, bracelet and choker you can follow the tutorial step by step or modify the size of various elements of the necklace by adding or reducing the number of beads or even skipping some steps.


Materials Needed To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads

Materials Needed To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads


  • Seed beads of 2 colours (colour A and B)

  • Scissors

  • Thread

  • A needle

  • A clasp of your choice

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How To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads Step By Step


1. Cut a 2metre piece of thread and thread the needle.

2. Tie the thread to the clasp with an overhand knot

How To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads Step By Step: Tie the thread to the clasp with an overhand knot

3. String as many beads A as you need to loosely wrap around your neck (it has to be a multiple of 6 + one more bead at the end. There needs to be an odd number of 6-bead segments)

String as many beads A as you need to loosely wrap around your neck (it has to be a multiple of 6 + one more bead at the end. There needs to be an odd number of 6-bead segments)

4. Tie the thread to the second element of the clasp.

Tie the thread to the second element of the clasp.

5. Go back through the last bead.

Go back through the last bead.

6. Slide 9 beads of a different colour (B) onto the thread, skip 5 beads underneath and push the needle through the 6th one.

Slide 9 beads of a different colour (B) onto the thread, skip 5 beads underneath and push the needle through the 6th one.

7. Repeat step 6 until you reach the clasp on the other side.

8. Make a knot around the clasp.

Make a knot around the clasp.

9. Bring the needle back through the last bead A and 5 beads B.

Bring the needle back through the last bead A and 5 beads B.

10. Put 5 beads A onto the needle and push it through the tip of the next chevron.

Put 5 beads A onto the needle and push it through the tip of the next chevron.

11. Find the 7 chevrons in the centre of the necklace and repeat step 10 until you reach the first of those 7 chevrons.

12. String 4 beads A and 5 beads B and go through the tip of the next chevron.

String 4 beads A and 5 beads B and go through the tip of the next chevron

13. Add 9 beads B and move forward as before.

Add 9 beads B and move forward as before

14. Slide 5 beads B and 4 beads A onto the needle and push it through the tip of the next chevron.

Slide 5 beads B and 4 beads A onto the needle and push it through the tip of the next chevron

15. Create a mirror image of the last 3 chevrons.

Create a mirror image of the last 3 chevrons
Create a mirror image of the last 3 chevrons 2
Create a mirror image of the last 3 chevrons 3

16. Repeat step 10 for the remainder of this row.

17. Bring the needle up through the side of the last chevron all the way to the clasp.

Bring the needle up through the side of the last chevron all the way to the clasp

18. Secure the thread to the clasp with a knot.

Secure the thread to the clasp with a knot

19. Weave the thread all the way back to the 7 chevrons in the middle.

Weave the thread all the way back to the 7 chevrons in the middle

20. Come out through the tip of the last chevron you created in the centre of the necklace.

Come out through the tip of the last chevron you created in the centre of the necklace

21. Put 4 beads A and 5 beads B onto the needle and go through the tip of the next chevron.

Put 4 beads A and 5 beads B onto the needle and go through the tip of the next chevron

22. Add 5 beads B and 4 beads A and move forward as before.

Add 5 beads B and 4 beads A and move forward as before

23. Push the needle through the sides of the two neighbouring chevrons.

Push the needle through the sides of the two neighbouring chevrons

24. Create a mirror image of the previous 2 chevrons.

Create a mirror image of the previous 2 chevrons
Create a mirror image of the previous 2 chevrons (2)

25. Turn the thread around by weaving it through the sides of the chevrons below as shown in the photos.

Turn the thread around by weaving it through the sides of the chevrons below as shown in the photos
Turn the thread around by weaving it through the sides of the chevrons below as shown in the photos (2)
Turn the thread around by weaving it through the sides of the chevrons below as shown in the photos (3)
Turn the thread around by weaving it through the sides of the chevrons below as shown in the photos (4)

26. Push the needle through the side of the last chevron you created.

Push the needle through the side of the last chevron you created

27. String 5 beads A, one B and 5 beads A again and go through the tip of the neighbouring chevron.

String 5 beads A, one B and 5 beads A again and go through the tip of the neighbouring chevron

28. String a sequence of 4 beads A and one bead B 4 times (skip bead B at the end).

String a sequence of 4 beads A and one bead B 4 times (skip bead B at the end)

29. Repeat step 27.

Repeat step 27

30. Push the needle up through several beads in any direction.

Push the needle up through several beads in any direction

31. Tie a knot at the base of the closest bead.

Tie a knot at the base of the closest bead

32. Weave the thread through several beads to conceal the knot and cut it.

Weave the thread through several beads to conceal the knot and cut it

33. Repeat steps 30-32 for the other thread end.

If you'd like to have a netted necklace but this particular design doesn't suit you, I suggest looking for inspiration online. You don't necessarily have to copy what someone else has created but it could inspire you to play around with this beading method and point you in the right direction. The number of pattern combinations is endless, add various colours, bead sizes, and types to it and you could turn netted necklace designing into a full time job!

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