Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beadweaving :: Tubular Netting

I have a bead book that I've used through the years with dogged eared pages called Your Seed Bead Style by Bead & Button Magazine. I don't use it often, but there are quite a few beautiful patterns in this book that make it worth the purchase.

One that I've meant to try for some time now is by Marla Gulotta called Web of Silver that uses large beads to create a tubular shape with netting up over the top of the pattern. I've always loved how it looked, but never got around to trying it. Until this past summer when I had some time to bead out on the porch of our summer camp. Nothing like beading next to the lake with only the sound of the wind in the trees. I think that might just be my favorite place to create.

I decided to use the pattern as a large beaded bar as making the entire bracelet with this pattern would have been too much, at least in my opinion. It is fairly stiff, which would make it tough to get this thing to bend for a bracelet. The pattern actually uses two of these bars with a large center focal bead. I just went a different way with this one. I added a bit of chenille in a simple silver to finish it up with a small magnet closure. The netting was enough drama by itself so I didn't want to add more to the bracelet.

It does feel really nice on, and has a bit of romance to it. I had this listed in my store for less than a week, and sold it. I wasn't sure it would appeal to many as it has a tad old fashioned, sort of Elizabethan, Renaissance Faire look to it. But it really turned out to be a pretty pattern, and not difficult once you get the rhythm of the stitch.

12 comments:

Duni said...

Once again a stunning piece! I LOVE how the netting looks! Spectacular!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh goodness Cynthia, this is such a graceful and elegant piece! I'm really surprised it took a week to sell.

Maryanne said...

I love your bracelet. I agree that this pattern is really too stiff to be a bracelet. The way you made it is great! Love the colors, too!

Memories for Life said...

The black and silver are so elegant together! Love this design!

Linda Y said...

Love this elegant design - what a show piece!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

This is really beautiful - black and silver is a perfect combination for this look!

Mama Zen said...

That is really gorgeous!

Shel said...

This really is pretty Cynthia! It does have a romantic flair to it - fit for a queen! I think my favorite place to bead would be outside next to the lake, too - or on a beach watching the waves roll in! :-)

Christine Altmiller said...

the beauty and romance of this makes it easy to see why it moved through your store so quickly!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Gorgeous! It is so elegant. I'm not surprised it sold right away. I think it would also make a pretty accent to a casual denim look too.

Becky Pancake said...

Lovely as always Cynthia. I have admired these netted designs for a while now but I have not tried one yet, thought it is on my to do list.

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely!!!
Have a good week!!!

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