Introduction: Gerdany AKA: Ukrainanian Beadwork

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Gerdany Ukrainian beadwork is also known as "netting" which is based upon Ukrainian folk art. Gerdany means "collar”. I learned this technique from the Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center at Manor College from Olga Kolodij and Chrystyna Prokopovych. They are instrumental in reconstructing this traditional folk art, which would otherwise be lost without their dedication.

This collar is made up of antique Japanese beads, Czechoslovakian seed beads, and glass tubes. They are woven together with Nymo-size D thread.  The closure is made up of a wooden bead with peyote stitch. 


Nathicana (author)2016-05-17

That´s great! :) Can you please upload the whole pattern?

boscopsoultrane (author)2014-06-24

mteaford (author)2012-07-13

Are ther instructions for this necklace? Or a better pattern?? Since this is a instructables site i thougth there would be instructions!

hammer9876 (author)2011-09-16


love4pds (author)2011-06-20

This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Sagi (author)2011-06-18

Beautiful work!

pristinabread (author)2011-06-13

So talented. Wish I was that great! ;o)

thank you very much.

i_am_vindicated (author)2011-06-12

This is really beautiful :)

thank you!

Scarlettred41816 (author)2011-06-12

So pretty


AlysiaMakes (author)2011-06-13

Lovely. I really want to learn this technique now :)

I am not sure if it's too complicated to show as a complete instructable or not. But enthusiasm is always good! :)

sunshiine (author)2011-06-14

Your pictures are amazing! Wonderful job.

Thank you

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