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Monday, April 16, 2012

Netted Necklaces

A to Z Blogging's letter for today is N, so what better subject for a beading blog than netted necklaces, right?
Here is the definition of netting from Netting: Open-meshed material made by knotting together twine, wire, rope or thread.

Netted bead weaving works up quickly, creates  an airy lace-like look, uses fewer beads, and makes great necklaces because it drapes very nicely. The basic technique is simple enough for a beginner and advanced  beaders can easily find ways to switch up the bead sizes and bead counts in the netting to create an endless number of designs.

Here is a picture of a necklace I have just completed, worked up with seed beads, bugle beads and two different sizes of glass beads. This was actually done in Chevron stitch, which is a quick and simple netting variation.

And to show you  an example of the many different looks you can achieve with netting, here is a pic of a vertically netted necklace, which I stitched up using only seed beads.

So, as you can see, netting is indeed a very versatile stitch in bead weaving. There really is no limit to the designs one can come up with.  If you want to try netting yourself, here are a few beginner tutorials. 
Actually if you are considering taking up bead weaving, is an excellent site to get you started. Here is the link to their very informative Getting Started page. .

So, there you have it, Letter N and Netted Necklaces. Thanks for stopping by tonight for show and tell.

TTYL and make it a good night,


H.T. said...

Very beautiful,netted necklaces.I like the second one,though the photos cannot be made any bigger and the netted pattern is not seen very clearly.I like netting and I also have used that way of stitching in my two 'collar' works.

Sandra Tyler said...

Truly stunning. And do like the idea of a netted necklace. Light and airy.

nutschell said...

those are beautiful necklaces
Happy A-Zing!

Additionsstyle said...

Wow, those necklaces are amazing! Very cool stitch.
Everyday Inspired

Kelly said...

Your jewelry is always downright gorgeous. I think it's really cool there's a chevron stitch. That's such an in pattern these days!

Barbra said...


Arron Lock said...

Beautiful work!
"Do or do not. There is no try."

Miss Val's Creations said...

Netted necklaces are so beautiful! No matter what beads are used, they look so elegant. This is a technique I would love to try someday!

Sharkbytes said...

You beaders do some amazing things! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at

Shore Debris said...

Those are beautiful necklaces!

Thank you for sharing the links for the tutorials. I was just looking at my collection of *slightly dusty* seed beeds thinking I needed to attempt to tackle a new project :)