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Monday, December 23, 2013

Bead Journal Project: December 2013

Single St Petersburg Chain, in progress

So last month, I showed you the Double St Petersburg Chain Stitch in its embroidered form.  I was really happy with it, and decided to see if I could come up with a way to add the Single St Petersburg Chain Stitch to embroidered pieces as well for the last month of the 2013 Bead Journal Project.  By adding a bezel to the central cabochon and keeping the stitch fairly small and tight, it ended up being a very cool type of fringe.  Since the pieces were small, I ended up making two of them with month:



All of my seed beads and the faceted rounds came from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.  The central bead cabochon came from The Best Beads.








Bored By Back Stitch will teach you how to create twelve different bead embroidery motifs, using nine different beadweaving stitches.  Learn how beadweaving stitches can be morphed into beautiful bead embroidered motifs, created to surround and enhance your cabochons or accent beads.
The specific motifs you will learn are designs that use embroidered forms of basic peyote, Cellini spiral peyote, brick, Russian spiral, herringbone, chevron chain, right angle weave, square, African helix, and double or single St Petersburg chain.  In addition, there are step-by-step instructions for three projects to help you use your motifs.  The e-book is available now, 127 pages, $3.00 US.  

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2 comments:

Eileen Bergen said...

I'm in awe, Cyndi. Not only are they all gorgeous, but you met the challenge and stayed on schedule!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you Eileen, but I think it's called being compulsive!

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