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Stitch a clock motif for your bead embroidery - part two


So...I got sidetracked by other projects and failed to finish this one up in a timely fashion.  Sometimes that's just the way things go!  But here, after weeks of other projects, is part two of my Clock Motif tutorial.  Part one is 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.  Bored By Back Stitch is another e-book that teaches different motifs to stitch around a focal in your bead embroidery.

Additional Materials (also see part one)

Jesse James accent beads for the fringe - Tribal Stripes Inspiration bead mix

Seed Beads from Beadaholique
Size 6/0 seed beads:
Frosted emerald green
Size 8/0:
Color-lined pink

Size 11/0:
Turquoise matte
Hot pink matte

Size 15/0:
Transparent rainbow dark gold


1. Starting with the clock-like shape from part one, fill in between each "hour" with seed beads as you choose.  I placed a size 6/0 with a size 11/0 stopper bead between each hour, and then filled the rest with back stitched size 11/0 seed beads.

2. Cut out the piece, leaving about a 1/8 inch border.  Cut out a matching piece of backing fabric (ultra-suede type fabric), and use some double stick tape or glue to temporarily attach them.  Stitch along the entire outer edge through both pieces of fabric, using size 11/0 seed beads in an edging brick stitch.

3. Begin to add stack stitches to each edging bead.  Start with the fringe stitches so that the count turns out right.  You can add more dangles if you'd like, but I suggest an odd number.

4. At the top of the "clock," directly opposite the fringe stitches, add a square stitch or herringbone stitch bail.



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