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Star of India Netted Christmas Ornament Tutorial
Created by: Veronica Greenwood
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.
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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, 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 to create row 3.
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 (or charm), 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 #20-111-1708 Size 11 Gilded Red Marble Seed Beads