Last week, we tackled the simplest form of square-cornered bezel that there is. By simply adding a herringbone stitch at each corner of your usual peyote bezel, the corners become no problem at all! Check out the first three steps for this bead embroidery tutorial at the link.
Step-by-step instructions for putting together a bead embroidered piece, including back stitch, edging brick stitch, and stack stitch can be found in the free first chapter of Every Bead Has a Story. Chapter two has instructions for stitching a peyote stitch bezel, and Chapter three teaches the square stitch bail.
4. Add a row of edging brick stitch around your piece, stitching through both layers of fabric (the foundation and the backing). This hides all of your stitching on the back of the foundation, plus gives the raw edges a nice finished look. I had this tine polymer clay bead from a bead exchange that I decided to add. You can see how I simply stitched out one of the edging beads, added a few seed beads and the dangle, and stitched back into another edging bead through a few more seed beads.
I don't remember who I got this polymer clay bead from, so if you recognize it, please let me know so I can give you credit! It fell out of it's original bag and got mixed in with other beads...my careful system broke down :-(
5. I added an extra size 11/0 and a size 15/0 to each of the edging beads, except for the two closest to the dangle as you can see.
6. Stitch a square stitch bail for the back, and...
7. ...you're all set to wear it!
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