Wednesday, June 29, 2016


The C & T Blog continues to highlight my techniques published in All-In-One-Beading Buddy.  The book is out of print but and ebook version is available at their website.  (and your purchase will earn me about .35 cents) Yes, really...but as they say, you don't do this for the money....rather the love of sharing and that's very true.
This design adds energy by drawing the eye around and out.
1. Use the Washer/Nut Method to attach a large and a small seed bead.
2. On wrong side, travel about 1/4" away, come up at B, attach a seed bead using Single-Bead Backstitch.
3. Travel again on wrong side, come up about 1/4" away at C. Repeat, adding beads around center unit, making as many rounds as desired. 
Washer/Nut Method
1. Come up at A, string a large bead and a smaller bead (larger than the hole of the large bead). Pass needle back through hole of large bead at B, through to wrong side, bypassing smaller bead. Tie off.
Single-Bead Backstitch
1. Do a lock stitch, string a seed bead.
2. Go down at A, one bead width from where thread last came up, toward 12 o'clock. Bead will cover lock stitch. Stitch length should equal exact size of bead.
This design comes from Mary Stori's book, the All-in-One Beading Buddy

There are so many methods one can use to incorporate beading into your work. Here are a couple of small mounted pieces featuring my altered fabrics and a variety of beading techniques along with hand embroidery.  Available for purchase at my gallery shop.


Nancy said...

Good instructions- beading is such fun!

Robbie said...

Still like that last piece! Must be the color!! I'm in a 'teal', mint mood of late! HA Nice to share your beading tips with us!!