Bead embroidery is a wonderfully creative and fun way to make wearable art. Your imagination is your only limitation! In this post we will go over the ground level technique known as back stitch bead embroidery, and from there we will go over a simple finishing technique. You’ll need a glue on cabochon, some 15/o…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Back Stitch Bead Embroidery
Cubic Right Angle Weave can be a little intimidating to learn but once you get the hang of it the possibilities are endless. Think of the stitch as building a cube with four sides, a top and bottom. Step 1: Thread a needle on your desired length of thread and pick up 4 seed beads.…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Cubic Right Angle Weave
Herringbone stitch was the very first stitch I tried. I made a simple band using herringbone stitch with gunmetal seed beads and a little edging. It only took one herringbone bracelet to start a passion for bead weaving. I still wear that bracelet often. Herringbone is a traditional stitch that has stood the test of…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Herringbone Stitch
Right angle weave is one of my absolute favorite stitches. I love the rule of four and the romantic style of the stitch. Best of all, it’s so easy! In this post I will go over the basics of right angle weave and you will be beading up some pretty things in no time! The…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Right Angle Weave
Peyote stitch is the most common stitch around. It’s not hard to master, and peyote stitch makes it easy to incorporate images into your design. In this post, I will show you how the stitch is done and you’ll be beading happy in no time! First thing first, thread a needle and attach a stop…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Flat Peyote Stitch
Grab some cylinder beads, seed beads, Fireline and a beading needle and learn how to bezel.