Sunday, March 22, 2015

How to Make a Beaded Net Scarf Necklace and Inspirations

By on Sunday, March 22, 2015 12 Comments

I've always liked beaded designs which use the netting technique. The necklaces have a beautiful open look. But I came across this wonderful tutorial which creates a beaded net scarf necklace. The design softly drapes rather like a front facing shawl. The tutorial was posted by Elena Tsvetkova over on  She included a fantastic collection of inspirational variations. Must see! This one is my favorite :

how to make a beaded net scarf necklace

The post is in Russian. The diagram should be sufficient to figure out how it is done - basically a large netted triangle.

I discovered a much easier way to get any foreign language page translated.  Use the Chrome browser (not Internet Explorer or Firefox). Just right click anywhere on the page and select "translate to English", Viola!

The link above is back. Even better,  one reader did have luck sleuthing on the internet and found the original tutorial  (this link no longer works) . Thanks a million, Deborah.

Here is another tutorial which shows the basic shape of the necklace to bead.  Use an appropriate netting design in the colors and patterns you like. The important thing is the triangular shape which will automatically drape like a cowl when worn.  Hope this helps.

Thanks to Pinterest, some of the inspirational designs in the original Russian site were "saved".  So enjoy these wonderful designs from highly creative Russian beaders.

If you want a video tutorial, check out this one :

Before You Go:
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  1. Hi Pearl The link for this website doesn't appear to be working. Louise

  2. hi. tried the link for the necklace and it doesn't work! I get anerror. please repost! thanks!

  3. This is beautiful and I would love to know how it's done, but the link doesn't work for me.

  4. Hi! Pearl I could not access the tutorial. Is there another link you could post? Thanks!

  5. Updated. Sorry for that! I have found just one of the patterns which shows the basics. It will drape like a triangular scarf worn such that a cowl neckline forms.

    1. I would love to find instructions

  6. This is a beautiful design Pearl! It's elegant - but basic. I would wear this any day!

    Your info on using Chrome for translating is a really good one!

  7. Hi, I love these designs and have been playing around with something for myself but i am finding it quite stiff... any tips on how to make it hand loose like in the images? i am using firewire thread and seed beads. any tips would be greatly appreciated! i was thinking maybe i need to use just regular thread or perhaps loosen my tension? just not sure.

    1. Nadine, I think you need to use Nymo thread instead. Try size D. This thread needs to be pre-conditioned with some beeswax but otherwise is soft and will give a better drape. Fireline thread is usually very good for beading but it gives a stiffer result.

  8. How do I get the tutorial, cos I need to make mine

    1. Please click on the first link to be taken to the tutorial. If you do not know how to do that, here is the link :

      Note that this is just the basic tutorial. You'll have to embellish or change colors as you wish.

    2. I have amended this post to show which are the working tutorial links :