This is the second painted glass cabochon that I bought from my friend Lea Avroch. I highly recommend her work if you are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces to use in your bead embroidery, and no, she didn't pay me to say that :-) I have some leather and leather-look necklaces on the way to use as neck straps for some of these pendants that I've been making. I think I'm going to look into selling some of them, because they are starting to pile up!
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 my e-book Every Bead Has a Story. Chapter two has instructions for stitching a peyote stitch bezel, and Chapter three teaches the square stitch bail. Additional chapters focus on altered surfaces, dimensional beading, found objects and unusual materials, and integrating bead embroidery with other fiber arts.
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