The six-sided hexagon is a favorite of the natural world, from honeycombs to snowflakes. These samples are worked in rounds from the center out, forming a brick-stitch sort of lace. While every “unit” has the same number of beads, each
round will have six increase units, one at each corner, to keep the netting flat.
The honeycomb pattern is easier to create using hexagonal netting instead of right-angle weave, and can be used for a variety of beaded jewelry design ideas. From home decor items like beaded bottles or beaded lampshades, hexagonal netting will be a welcome addition to your knowledge base of beading stitches.