Video Tutorial on How to do a Tubular Netting Stitch Bead Bracelet
Summary: Today’s beading video tutorial is gonna show how to do a diversified tubular netting stitch bracelet by using the seed bead and crystal bead, in addition, a superb way adding clasp included.
Music credits: Brandri, "Heaven on Earth"
Materials and tools list:
--0.2mm Nylon Wire
--3mm Iris Round Seed Beads
--8mm Blue Abacus Czech Glass Beads
--8mm Pink Abacus Czech Glass Beads
--8mm Purple Abacus Czech Glass Beads
--A set of Magnetic Clasp
--Sharp Steel Scissors
--Round Nose Pliers
Instructions of the tubular netting stitch pattern:
1. Cut a length of 0.2mm nylon wire to approximately 100cm. Flatten one end by using the round nose pliers, and then pass through the needle.
2. String nine 3mm iris round seed beads, next, pass the needle back through the first two to form the Loop 1. Adjust the location of beaded loop to leave a 20cm tail at the other wire end.
3. String eight 3mm iris round seed beads and then slide them down. Take the needle, skip the nearest one seed bead and thread through the next two ones. Here you will get the Loop 2. To make the Loop 3, just tighten the thread and then add another eight 3mm iris round seed beads, skip the nearest one seed bead and thread through the next two ones. Repeat one more time to make the Loop 4.
4. Thread the needle through the starting five seed bead of Loop 2, string one 8mm pink Czech glass bead, pass the needle through the two middle beads (the 4th and 5th ) of Loop 3. Similarly, add an 8mm blue Czech glass bead between the Loop 3 and Loop 4 and an 8mm purple Czech glass bead between the Loop 4 and Loop 2.
5. Take the needle, string eight 3mm iris round seed beads and then slide them down. Pass the needle through the two seed bead between the pink and blue Czech glass bead. Repeat two more times around the blue and purple Czech glass bead.
6. In the rest part, keep on making the 4th and 5th patterns until you get a desired bracelet length (Tips: Make the length 3cm shorter than it around your wrist, with the consideration of the clasp part).
7. Attach the magnetic clasp. You will need stop while finish the last pattern made according to the 5th step. Loop the 4th and 5th seed beads with needle (You can also add one extra 3mm seed bead between them for a same pattern at starting).
After that, string three 3mm iris round seed beads, the clasp, and another three 3mm seed beads on needle. Exit the needle at the next two seed beads of last bead loop. Tighten the wire.
Next, add three 3mm iris round seed beads, pass through the clasp, add another three 3mm seed beads, and exit at the next two seed beads of last beaded loop. Repeat the same process for a securer closure. To deal the excess wire, just thread the needle through the last one or two pattern in the beaded net, stop beside the Czech glass bead, tie two half hitch knots against the exposed wire. Thread the needle through three or five more beads nearby and then trim off the leftovers.
Finally, repeat the above process to attach the other part of clasp to the other end of the bracelet.
Voilà! Finally you’ve had the tubular netting tutorial finished! There, you will find the tubular netting stitch is far more easy-to-handle than you image.
Furthermore, in the final section of video, I also show you the way adding new thread during the project, since the whole project may need more then 2m wire! Hope it can be useful!