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Learn How to Bead - Hexagonal Netting

Nov 13, 2013
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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.

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krengaba wrote
on Mar 25, 2014 5:52 AM

A must try for me. Thank you for this!!!

Kay McKinnis wrote
on Mar 28, 2014 10:19 PM

The instructions are not easy to follow for a new beader.  When do the bead sizes chang?.   There are three sizes, which one goes where?   

pammellam wrote
on Nov 22, 2014 10:16 PM

Actually, the instructions say size 15, 11 OR 8 in 2 colors. So you only use one size of beads, but in two colors. For example, size 8 beads in RED and size 8 in WHITE. The whole project would be done in just those two colors, in size 8 beads. I would recommend starting out in the largest size that you have as that would be easier.

This is a pretty pattern, isn't it. I hope this helps.