01 of 05
Horizontal Netting Beaded Bracelet Pattern
This beaded bracelet uses horizontal flat netting stitch with picot edges to create a wide but slinky cuff bracelet with color-blocked diagonal stripes. Flat netting stitch is a variation of peyote stitch. It is the same basic pattern of adding beads and stitching through up beads. Instead of alternating every other bead, you skip beads to make a more airy, lacy beadwork that is more supple than peyote.
If you are wondering what the difference between horizontal netting and vertical netting is, the answer is not much. It has to do with the direction that the link beads are oriented when you stitch the beadwork. If the hole in the link bead is horizontal, the stitch is horizontal netting. If the hole in the link bead is vertical, then it is vertical netting. The video at the link does a really good job explaining it.
The word chart for this pattern is on the last page. The design is based on a pattern called Turquoise Sand by Chris Franchetti-Michaels. Changes to the original design include a substitution of bead types and colors and simplifying the edge trim from an alternating loop and picot trim to just picot trim.Continue to 2 of 5 below.
02 of 05
Netting Stitch Bracelet Materials
This project uses five different colors of beads. If you are just getting started with netting stitch, you can simplify the pattern to 2 or 3 colors by using one color for the main body beads, a second color for the linking beads and a third color for the turn bead on the edge before the picot.
The materials used for this project are:
Continue to 3 of 5 below.
- 10 lb FireLine bead thread in crystal
- Size 11 Round Semi-Glazed Rainbow Turquoise Toho beads (A)
- Size 11 Opaque Alabaster Preciosa beads (B)
- Size 11 Transparent Lt. Topaz Preciosa beads (C)
- Size 11 Transparent Dark Gold Preciosa beads (D)
- Size 11 Round Silver-Lined Frosted Lt Topaz Toho beads (E)
- Size 11 Tulip Bead Needle
03 of 05
Five Bead Horizontal Netting
This pattern uses five bead flat netting stitch. It is called that because once you get started, you pick up five beads each time you stitch into the next link bead. The link beads are turquoise in this pattern.
Following the pattern on the last slide, pick up the five beads for each stitch, and stitch through the next turquoise up bead.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
04 of 05
Adding a Picot Edge to Horizontal Netting
At the end of each row, you will add a small three bead picot and stitch back into a bead to turn in the opposite direction. The turn beads on the end are silver-lined topaz.
To make a picot, pick up three beads for the picot and stitch back through the turn bead. Arrange the picot beads, so they are in a small triangle. Sometimes, the easiest way is to pull on the center bead of the picot by holding it between your fingers or on the needle and pulling the thread taut. This will align the beads into the desired shape while keeping the beads flush against the beadwork.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05
Horizontal Netting Bracelet Pattern
The pattern for the bracelet is:
Row 1: 1A 2B 1A 2B 1A 2C 1A 2C 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 2: 2C 1A 2C 1A 2C 1A 2B 1A 2B 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 3: 2B 1A 2C 1A 2C 1A 2C 1A 2E 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 4: 2E 1A 2E 1A 2C 1A 2C 1A 2C 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 5: 2C 1A 2C 1A 2E 1A 2E 1A 2B 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 6: 2B 1A 2B 1A 2E 1A 2E 1A 2C 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 7: 2E 1A 2E 1A 2B 1A 2B 1A 2B 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 8: 2C 1A 2B 1A 2B 1A 2B 1A 2E 1D 1B 1A 1B
Row 9: 2B *
The pattern begins repeating on row 9 at the * which means you return to row 1 and continue from there.
When you are ending the pattern, you should end after stitching through the second link bead, before adding the picot. This will give you a stable edge to add a clasp.