Well, I didn't manage to completely finish my Bead Journal Project piece for February, but since my goal is to make larger pieces for it this year, I'm not really concerned about churning out one each month. What I really want to do is to explore some of the possibilities of mixing the stitches that I wrote about in my e-book Bored By Back Stitch. Each of the necklace components shown above use at least two (most use three or more) of the beadweaving stitches that I adapted for bead embroidery. I'm enjoying experimenting with putting them together in different combinations: African helix with chevron, Russian spiral with herringbone, right angle weave with peyote...on and on we go! Back stitch and stack stitch appear too, of course, along with edging brick stitch, which I use to attach the fabric backing to each piece.
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