Well, I tried to find a tutorial online explaining how to do Mexican Huichol (pronounced ' wee-chol' ) Bead Lace.}
Apparently, it's not that popular or netweave has taken over as the name, which is understandable as it IS a version of netweave.
I did find a site that shows how to do the flat, straight Huichol beadlace. Here.
They call it ' Mexican Beadnetting ', and yes, it is VERY similier to African netweave.
I also found numerous sites show casing Huichol beadart, such as Here
, but unfortunately, you can't pull the images up close enough to see the beading pattern/stitch.
So I guess I'll have to attempt to EXPLAIN how to do this stitch.}
As soon as I find the paperwork I have on this, I'll see if the website still exists.
I have no photos, so use your imagination. You'll need a beading needle, or whatever needle you use, and beads.
First, thread a length of whatever thread you bead on. I'd say roughly 10 inches so a small piece. Which is a good size for a beginner.
Next, pick up an even amount of beads. Say, 12 beads. holding the free end of the thread, take you needle BACK through the beads, creating a loop. Tighten and tie this loop in place.
Pick up 3 beads. On the loop of beads, skip one and go through the next. Do this all the way around the loop, until you have 6 ' points' on your loop.
Pick up 5 beads, and go through the SECOND bead on the points, which are the first 3 beads. Repeat for all 6 points.
Repeat, picking up 7 beads, going through the THIRD bead of 5, all the way around.
Repeat as many times as you want, increasing the number of beads picked up by 2 each time and always going through what essentially becomes the center bead on each pont.
Continue until you have your bead lace as large as you need it. Make sure you asre pulling the thread snug, but not super tight. You want some 'give', so the piece will lay flat.
I have made these with as few as 3 points and as many as 7 ponts. Seed beads seem to work best, Delicas work well too.
See this photo for more examples-[link]