Video:How to Begin Filling Out the Netting on the Beaded Snowflakewith Ana Pizarro
Once you've begun making a beaded snowflake, you're going to have to make it bigger by adding netting. This About.com video will show you how to begin filling out the netting on your beaded snowflake.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Begin Filling Out the Netting on the Beaded Snowflake
Hi, my name is Ana Pizarro from Caravan Beads of Chicago, here today for About.com. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to add the first row of netting to your beaded snowflake.
Materials for Beaded Snowflake Netting
At this point, you should already have your loop and your picots in order to make your first row of netting. Although you can use different sizes of beads, today we're going to try it with a size 6 mm Swarovski crystal, size 8 seed beads, FireLine thread - you don't need to wax it, so it's a really good idea - we're also going to use a size 12 beading needle. And finally, we're going to use some scissors.
Choosing Beads for Netting
We're going to start by creating our netting. In order to do the next row, you need to step up. In order to do the step up, you need to go through the very first and second bead from your first picot. I'm going to be doing the netting stitch. In order to do that in this row, you could use just seed beads. If you were to use just seed beads, you could use 5 seed beads and go from picot to picot. I'm going to be using, for this video, a color "A" seed bead, a color "B" crystal, and another color "A" seed bead in order to create my netting.
Beginning the Netting
Once you string your color "A" seed bead, a color "B" crystal, and another color "A" seed bead, we're going from this picot through the next center bead of your picot. So that is the second bead of your next picot. Pull it through, and that's how you create your next net.
Continuing and Finishing One Row of Netting
We're going to create this step five times, just by stringing a color "A" seed bead, a color "B" crystal, and another color "A" seed bead. Just go through the very next center bead of your next picot. In order to finish this row, make sure you're going through the middle bead of your very first picot, and that's how you create your third row of your netting stitch. Remember that you're stepping up; every time you want to add a new row of nets.
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