I always fancy that we beaders who love crystals were probably crows or raccoons in a previous life. We cannot resist making something sparkly or taking home shiny beads. And we can’t get enough crystals. I know I’m stock-piling them. And what’s wrong with that?
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The Beaded Crystal Net Necklace pattern is very easy to make. Adding all the Fire-polished crystals makes this necklaces sparkle like crazy. It will look like you are wearing a very expensive necklace and be the star of the party. So grab your beads and start making yourself a beautiful necklace.
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Crystals need to be treated differently than other beads when you use them for bead-weaving because some of them can have sharp or rough edges that will wear or cut through your beading thread quickly. And after you’ve spent hours stitching together a piece of beautiful crystal jewelry, you don’t want it to fall apart after just one wearing!
Netting is a fun, easy stitch to learn and great for beginners. You can use the same bead count, but different beads and get a totally different look, from fun or casual to elegant or stunning. It works up fast, also. Next time you make a pendant or have an art bead, make a netted rope to set it off.
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For me, there are few chord patterns that turn out as stunning as a netted pattern. This is not a new pattern in any sense of the word. There are many tutorials already available. So why do another. Simple. It took me an hour to determine for a 4mm Swarovski bicone what beads create the best net. So here is what I decided, and the outcome. This can make a beautiful necklace or bracelet.
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Happy 4th of July!! I’m sure you’re having a family picnic, going to see fireworks, enjoying some down time. But I’m going to assign you some homework. Don’t worry, it’s not hard.
When is the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? Probably not since you were in school. And I’m talking elementary school or high school. Here’s a great site to not only read the Declaration of Independence, but learn more about the writers and the signers you may never had known:
So sit down with your kids or your whole family and read the Declaration of Independence. Take turns reading parts of it out loud. Discuss what it took for the brave founders to write and sign it, putting their lives in danger.
Then, you may sit down and bead the rest of the long weekend. Just don’t forget all the great things you can do because our founders gave us this great country and so many have died to protect our freedoms.