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Beading Basics: Back Stitch Bead Embroidery

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

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Beading Basics: Herringbone Stitch

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

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Beading Basics: Flat Peyote Stitch

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