Bead Embroidery Tips and Tutorials (12/1/2015)
Bead embroidery is a very different technique from many beading activities. Having bead weaving experience helps a lot, because you are already familiar with needles, thread, etc. I find the hard part is not cramming too many beads in and making it bumpy.
http://makezine.com/ Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:50 -0700
Soutache (pronounced SOO-tash), also referred to as “Russia braid,” is a common element in the French art of passementerie. Developed in the 16th century, passementerie encompasses a wide range of trims, braids, and tassels used as decoration on haute couture, draperies, and furnishings. In soutache and Bead Embroidery, however, lengths of soutache are “stacked” to create a more solid visual element and a stable base for the addition of beads.
http://www.instructables.com/ Sun, 09 Aug 2015 22:04:33 -0700
This tutorial details how to create this seed bead embroidered barefoot sandal. It may also be slightly modified to work as a handflower bracelet (or formally referred to as “slave bracelets”). Time to make is (roughly) 5-6 hours for beginners and 3-4 hours for those with beading experience.
http://www.beading-arts.com/ Mon, 07 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0700
Free form beadweave a collection of coordinating lampworked beads, pearls, and seed beads from the top edges of the embroidered pieces up to 2 pieces of looped gold wire. When the strands are completed, insert the wires through gold or vermeil cones and finish off with a clasp.
http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/default.aspx Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700
When I started doing bead embroidery patterns, I was totally clueless. All I had to go on were the amazing pictures of bead embroidery jewelry by people like Sherry Serafini and Heidi Kummli. There really weren’t any good, well-written instructions with tips and techniques for bead embroidery. So most of what I learned was through trial and error — lots and lots of errors!
http://www.beading-arts.com/ Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0700
I am still inspired by the beautiful springtime colors of the ribbons that I received from Offray Ribbons, which included wild berry, violet, and a textured gold ribbon. For this project, I wanted to use some polymer clay cabochons that I made quite a while ago, featuring the very same colors!
http://sallyrussick.blogspot.com/ Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:33:00 -0700
Needle and thread and a whole lot of beady goodness! I’ve been fully engrossed in bead embroidery these past few weeks (you probably noticed that things have been quiet over here) and boy have I learned A LOT about materials, techniques and beading! A few things were quite surprising.