Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Embroidery with Beads

I love working with beads, whether they be used in jewelry making or by adding them to garments or accessories. I have developed a few classes that focus primarily on embellishing with beads using traditional embroidery stitches as well as traditional beaded jewelry stitches. The classes are listed below, if you click on the link it will take you to the page that lists the class fees, as well as the pattern that can be purchased if you would like to learn the techniques for yourself.

Beadazzled is a class that I teach using traditional embroidery stitches such as: continuous beading, single seed and bugle stitching, chain stitch, feather stitch, looped stitch, woven stitch, single hole bead, beaded cascade.
The project that you work on can be a vest, purse, wall hanging, pillow, or something of your own creation. Once you start embroidering with beads you will not want to stop, and warning your bead stash will grow to wondrous proportions!

Beadazzled Somemore: Purse This is a class that includes the stitching techniques and the pattern for the purse. The stitches that are included are: free form peyote on fabric, free form bead embroidery, multi-bead embroidery, stitching on trinkets, buttons & charms
and more! The freedom of this stitch allows for a creativity without the constrictions that a pre-set design would have.

Beaded Ribbon Bracelet
This contemporary bracelet is a quick and easy project for any skill level. The buttons and beads add a bit of glamour to your project and enhance the already gorgeous ribbon to make a bracelet that you will wear forever.

Garden at Versailles: Bracelet
This lightweight bracelet is created with a base of vintage French jacquard ribbon from the '40's. The pattern on the ribbon will determine where the buttons will be placed, then they will be encrusted with embroidered glass seed beads and charms. The designs are added in with bead embroidery techniques similar to the Beadazzled class.

Happy Stitching, be thankful for your creative spirit, enjoy!

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