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Vertical netting hex collar

Bugle beads create hexagonal shapes in vertical netting

A monochromatic color palette draws attention to the dramatic shapes in this airy necklace.

SUPPLIES 

 necklace 16 in. (41 cm) 

  • Czech pressed-glass dagger beads
    • 55 16 x 5 mm 
    • 39 11 x 3 mm 
  • bugle beads
    • 4 g 12 mm twisted
    • 6 g 9 mm
    • 7 g 6 mm
    • 2 g 3 mm
  • 38 3 mm fire-polished beads
  • 15 g size 11/0 Japanese seed beads
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #13


INSTRUCTIONS

Vertical netting hex collar Fig 1
FIGURE 1
NETTED COLLAR

Begin this necklace in the center, work one side, then complete the other side. The embellishment added at the end of the process shortens the overall length somewhat and draws the collar into a circular shape.

1. On a comfortable length of Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.

2. Pick up the following: a pattern of two 11/0 seed beads and a 6 mm bugle bead three times, a pattern of two 11/0s and a 9 mm bugle bead two times, two 11/0s, a 12 mm twisted bugle bead, and four 11/0s (FIGURE 1, ab). Sew through the first 11/0 of the group of four 11/0s just picked up (b–c) to make a picot.

3. Pick up a 12 mm and two 11/0s, then pick up a pattern of a 9 mm and two 11/0s twice (c–d). Sew through two 11/0s from the previous step (d–e). Pick up an 11/0, a large (16 x 5 mm) dagger, and an 11/0 (e–f), and sew through two 11/0s, a 9 mm, and an 11/0 (f–g).

4. Pick up an 11/0, a 6 mm, two 11/0s, a 6 mm, two 11/0s, a 3 mm bugle bead, an 11/0, a 3 mm bugle, and an 11/0 (g–h). Loop around the thread between the top two 11/0s, and sew back through the last three beads picked up (h–i). Pick up an 11/0, a small (11 x 3 mm) dagger, and an 11/0, and sew through the 11/0 and the next four beads (i–j).

5. Pick up three 11/0s, a large dagger, and an 11/0 (j–k), and sew through four 11/0s (k–l).

6. Pick up a pattern of a 6 mm and two 11/0s twice, then pick up a 9 mm and an 11/0 (l–m). Sew through an 11/0, a 9 mm, and an 11/0 (m–n). Pick up an 11/0, a 12 mm, and four 11/0s, and make a picot (n–o).

7. Repeat steps 3–6, adding thread as needed, until you have eight large daggers in the bottom row. On the final repeat, stop at point m.

Vertical netting hex collar Fig 2
FIGURE 2
Vertical netting hex collar Fig 3
FIGURE 3

8. For the rest of the first side, you’ll omit the lower row of netting. To transition, loop the thread between two 11/0s on the final lower-row net, and sew back through the previous 12 beads (FIGURE 2, a–b). 

9. Pick up an 11/0, a 3 mm bugle, two 11/0s, a small dagger, and an 11/0. Sew through an 11/0 (b–c). Pick up a 3 mm bugle, two 11/0s, a 6 mm, two 11/0s, a 6 mm, and an 11/0 (c–d). Sew through an 11/0, a 6 mm, and an 11/0 (d–e). 

10. Pick up an 11/0, a 9 mm, and four 11/0s, and make a picot (e–f). Pick up a 9 mm, two 11/0s, and a pattern of a 6 mm and two 11/0s twice (f–g). Sew through two 11/0s (g–h), pick up an 11/0, a large dagger, and an 11/0, and sew through two 11/0s, a 6 mm, and an 11/0 (h–i).

11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until you have 12 large daggers in the new bottom row. Secure the tail in the beadwork with a few half-hitch knots, and trim.

12. Secure a new length of Fireline in the beadwork at the end where you began. Refer to FIGURE 3 to begin the second side, and repeat steps 3–11 to complete the side as a mirror image of the first. The center section should have 15 large daggers in the lower row and each side section should have 12 large daggers. Remove the stop bead, secure the tails, and trim.

Vertical netting hex collar Fig 4
FIGURE 4
Vertical netting hex collar Fig 5
FIGURE 5
Vertical netting hex collar Fig 6
FIGURE 6
CLASP AND EMBELLISHMENT

1. To make a peyote stitch toggle, attach a stop bead to 18 in. (46 cm) of Fireline, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up four 6 mms, and work a total of 10 rows in flat even-count peyote stitch to make a strip with five beads on each flat edge (FIGURE 4). Zip up the ends to form a tube. Retrace the join, then exit through the hollow center of the tube. 

2. Pick up a 3 mm fire-polished bead, sew back through the tube, and repeat at the other end. Retrace the thread path, remove the stop bead, secure the tails, and trim.

3. Secure 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline at one end of the necklace, and exit at FIGURE 5, point a. Pick up five 11/0s, and sew through a bugle at the center of the toggle bar. Sew through a few more bugles, and exit at the same point your thread entered the toggle bar (a–b). Sew back through the 11/0s, and continue through the end 11/0, 3 mm bugle, and 11/0 at the top edge of the necklace (b–c). 

4. Pick up three 11/0s, and sew through the 11/0 on the necklace again to make a picot (c–d). Pick up an 11/0, a 3 mm fire-polished bead, and an 11/0, and sew through the 11/0 above the next small dagger (d–e).

5. Repeat step 4 along the top edge of the collar, snugging up the beadwork as you sew. To make a loop at the end of the collar, pick up a pattern of an 11/0 and a 6 mm three times, then pick up an 11/0, and sew through the edge of the end lower net (FIGURE 6). Retrace the thread path, secure the tails, and trim.

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