In this tutorial, learn how to frame square beads together which creates the effect of beads appearing as though trapped within a net.
This technique should also work with other flat surfaced beads but depending on the thickness and shape of the beads it might bring out a very different effect from the one shown here. Here I used eight 14mm square facetted beads of 5mm thickness for a 6” long bracelet. You’ll probably need more or less depending on size.
For this tutorial, we’ll be experimenting with the use of bead tip/calottes to finish off the bracelet. Bead tip/calottes is one way you can finish of a hand beaded bracelet neatly.
Tools & materials used:
- (8) 14mm square beads of 5mm thick (or other flat
surfaced bead of your choice)
- (2) bead tip/calottes
- (2) crimp bead
- Clasp of your choice
- Size 11/12 seed bead
- Fishing line/Monofilament/Supplemax or equivalent
- Chain nose pliers
- Round nose pliers
Number of steps: 16
Page count: 13
- This tutorial is in PDF format and you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them.
- File size: 550 KB
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Pssstt...these are the square facetted labradorite I used. These beads are just gorgeous, really! I got them from Beading.com.my if you're interested but I think they ran out of this size already.