Here is the definition of netting from dictionary.com: 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.
Vertical Netting http://beadwork.about.com/od/beadingstitchtutorials/ss/Vertical_Netting_Tutorial.htm
Actually if you are considering taking up bead weaving, About.com/beadwork is an excellent site to get you started. Here is the link to their very informative Getting Started page. http://beadwork.about.com/od/beadingstitchtutorials/u/user_path_basics.htm .
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,