Purple Haze Netted Ornament Cover Tutorial

Written by
Veronica Greenwood
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Veronica Greenwood

Designer Tips

  • 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, 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.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 spool #61-004 (use 2 yards) One-G Thread
  • 1 tube #20-111-514 Size 11 Higher Metallic Gypsy Gold Seed Beads
  • #05-810-06-222ST (use 9) 6mm Swarovski Vintage Gold Pearls
  • 1 strand #05-000-04-701 (use 18) 4mm Swarovski Faceted Rounds in Crystal Iris
  • #06-010-13-701 (8)13mm Swarovski Briolettes in Iris


  • #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)