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Flowers - a bead embroidered pendant

Just finished!  My newest pendant combines a polymer clay focal by Shari Smith McDermott with some raku beads by Amy Mealey.  I may have a hard time selling this one!  Shari makes these crazy-pretty focals from black polymer clay that she then paints.  The ones I bought have an iridescent sheen that is hard to appreciate in photos.  Amy's raku beads are the perfect things to acccompany it!

Since the whole thing got a little crazy to begin with, I decided to spice up the edges a bit with some drop beads as well as the usual stack stitched. 

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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