Star Light Netted Ornament Cover Tutorial

Created by: Veronica Greenwood

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  • Create a unique, beautiful netted Christmas ornament cover with size 11 seed beads, and Swarovski crystal pearls or your choice of accent beads and drops -- free instructions, no blinkin ads, and no login required.
  • Thread a size 12 beading needle with 2 yards of One-G, or stretched and waxed size B beading thread.
  • String on 4 main beads, 1 accent bead (1 set) and repeat 8 times for a total of nine sets, leaving a 6"" tail.
  • Go through all beads one more time to form a circle, and tie a knot. Weave needle and thread until you exit an accent bead.
  • String 5 main beads, 1 accent bead and 5 main beads and go through the next accent bead in the top ring. Repeat 8 more times to complete row 2.
  • Go through existing 5 main and 1 accent bead of row 2 to step down to row 3.
  • String on 6 main, 1 accent bead and 6 main. Go through the accent bead of the next loop and continue around 8 more times.
  • Step down to row 4 and continue as in step 6 but string 7 main, 1 accent and 7 main.
  • Step down to row 5 and continue stringing with 8 main, 1 accent and 8 main.
The above instructions are for the basic netted cover-the following instructions are for adding drops.
  • To add drops: bring the thread through the existing 8 main and 1 accent bead of row 5, string on 7 main, 3 accent, 7 main, 1 4mm bead, 2 accent, 1 8mm bead and 3 accent. Skip the 3 accent beads and go back through the existing 8mm bead, 2 accent, 1 4mm bead, 2 accent, 1 6mm bead, 2 accent and 1 4mm bead. String on 7 main, 3 accent and 7 main. Finish drop by going through the accent bead on the next loop. Repeat 8 more times to finish round.
  • To tie off, weave thread up through beads on netted cover. Go under your thread and tie a double knot. Weave up a few more beads and tie another knot. Weave your tail away from knot and cut thread.
Tip: If you are adding a top drilled bead, coming out of your 6mm bead add 4 seed beads, go through your drop bead, add 3 seed beads and go back up through the 1st seed bead below the 6mm bead and then, the 6mm bead.

1 spool #61-004 (use 2 yards) One-G Thread
  • 1 tube of #20-111-425 TOHO Glass seed bead, Size 11 - Gold Lustered Marionberry
  • 1 strand #21-894-046 4mm Faceted Iolite
  • 2 dozen (use 18 beads) #05-328-04-4354mm Swarovski 5328 Lilac Shadow Faceted Xilion bicones
  • 1 dozen (use 9 beads) #05-040-06-435 6mm Swarovski 5328 Lilac Shadow Faceted Xilion bicones
  • Tools

    • #69-043 Scissors with Extra Large Loop
    • #65-030-12 Beading Needle Size 12 Sharp
    • #66-214-06 Beading Mat, Light Blue (keeps beads from rolling away from you as you work)
    Jan 2nd 2021 Veronica Greenwood

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