A few years ago I dabbled in bead embroidery...for about 5 seconds. I think I started two projects but never completed either of them. A few weeks prior to Bead Fest, the bead embroidery bug bit me again. This time I see in a new light, as a way to embellish my own ceramic work.
If you are interested in beginning bead embroidery, I highly recommend Beading with Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin.
Beadaholique's website for lots of wonderful video tutorials. I keep their website open and this book next to me while I work.
I've made about three pieces so far, two of which I've finished. The first became a gift for my mother-in-law, the second, I messed up the edge and the third I completed on Saturday evening...
here). Once the glue dried, I started adding my rows using a simple backstitch. I do this while watching tv because it's pretty mindless and relaxing.
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