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Bead Journal Project: August 2013

August cabochon, finished

I chose to play with right angle weave (RAW) to make my August piece for the Bead Journal Project.  RAW has never been my favorite stitch , but it does work really well in the round, so it would have been pretty silly to skip it!  It took multiple tries to get the bead count right in each round, but once I had it worked out, the piece came together quickly and easily.  

I'm 99% sure that I will be using this stitch again in an upcoming embroidered project.  It is a very useful as a filler, and is easy to convert from beadweaving stitch to embroidery stitch.

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.  

January plus explanation for the series



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Sabine said…
Cyndi, I like this piece very much, it looks so rich, not raw at all! :)
I admire your inventiveness where bead stitching converted to bead embroidery is concerned.
aprilZ said…
I'm not bored by backstitch really, but I'm enjoying your book of alternatives. Any thoughts on how you will eventually display the cabochons?
Cyndi L said…
LOL!! Yes! I've already hooked a few of them together to make a necklace, stitched a bail on the back of one to make it into a pendant, and I've started a new necklace using a free form style of these beaded motifs :-)