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Bead Journal Project: September 2013

September cabochon, finished

I used square stitch to make my September piece for the Bead Journal Project.  Square stitch was actually my favorite for a very long time, and was the first beadweaving stitch I felt I had really mastered.  I know that most people start with peyote, but not me!  I moved into beadweaving from a sort of cross stitch bead embroidery phase, so square suited me better because it conformed to the type of patterns I already had.

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.  

January plus explanation for the series




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Hy Cyndi,
This months piece is very pretty. Will you be putting all of you pieces together to make one piece?
Cyndi L said…
Thank you, Therese! That was the original plan, but some of them have ended up being pendants, and five of them have already ended up in a single piece. My current tutorial series is a piece that incorporates many motifs, with some overlapping and modifications :-)
Choices, Choices
Robin said…
Such beautiful colors, Cyndi... I also really like the way you describe and show how to use bead weaving or bead-woven elements in bead embroidery. Bravo!
Sabine said…
You have every reason to be happy with this September piece, Cyndi. I think it is my favourite so far. Simply beautiful!