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Bead Journal Project: October 2013

October cabochon, finished

African Helix was next on my list to make my October piece for the Bead Journal Project.  Now I wondered why I waited so long on it, because the African Helix along with the Russian Spiral have turned out to be my two favorite stitch adaptations.  There are so many great open spots left for you to fill in as you please with accent beads.  Even though I used the same style bead in each spot of a given row, you wouldn't have to do this, and in fact it's a plan of mine to see what happens when I mix it up a bit more!

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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Sabine said…
The difference between teaser and finished piece is truly dramatic! I think this one is my favourite, but it's very well possible I said that before about one of your previous pieces. :)