How To Feature Nylon Mesh Tubing – With Adela Kodonova

This necklace is one of many samples wholesale customers of John Bead can view in the showroom.

You may have walked by the mesh in the Outlet and wondered what it was for.

The mesh is available in three sizes/widths: 4mm, 9-10mm and 16 mm in this wonderful color palette that includes metallic silver and gold.

You can see in this close up how Adela added beads to the inside of the mesh and then added beads to create sections.  The beads are fluid and the piece has a unique 3d shape that would be difficult to create with other materials.

Here is the mesh with pearls and beads.  Isn’t this a gorgeous brooch?

Using bigger beads in thinner mesh creates something spectacular like this necklace.

This knotted pendant is the first example I saw featuring mesh.  These pieces were designed Adela Kodonova and you can read more about her here.

Wow! Nylon Mesh is in The Outlet!

Nylon Mesh is in the Outlet!  This very special stringing material can be used to create so many different designs.

You can fill the mesh with interesting beads.  There is a blog post on the main John Bead site showing you more about this technique.

You can also string beads over the mesh.  That technique is featured in a second blog post.