some sense, all bead-weaving is "netting."
Here we narrow the concept to stitching where
you have an odd number of beads on loops,
and these are interconnected (thus shared)
at the center point on each netted loop. The
first row joins to the next through these
Netting stitch is very versatile. It works
up relatively quickly. It can be worked flat,
tubular, circular. It can be used to create coverings for objects. It
can be used successfully to cover beads of
all sizes for both bracelets and necklaces.
Netted collars are beautiful pieces of jewelry
as well as works of art. Practically speaking,
simple netted necklaces and bracelets, with
or without embellishment, have the most wearability.
creates open (what we sometimes refer to as
"negative") spaces. This offers
the jewelry designer many possibilities not
easily achieved with other types of bead-weaving.
It allows the underlying surface to become
part of the composition. This suggests texture
and dimensionality. It allows a movement and
drapery, relative to the wearer's body, or
any 3-dimensional shape, for that matter,
that is very natural, soft and flowing.
In the Cobblestones Bracelet project...