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My newest bead embroidered pendant is heading for the gallery next month if it doesn't find its new home before then! The centerpiece is a lovely porcelain dragon by Sheri Mallery, and the dangle is a white copper metal clay piece by Jennifer West.
I wanted to mimic the look of dragon scales, both on the surface and in the edging. I used a bead embroidered form of the chevron stitch to stitch around the cabochon. This form of chevron is taught in my e-book, Bored By Back Stitch. The edging was stitched off of the usual brick edging stitch border. I'm extremely pleased with how the colors and shapes worked out.
In Bored By Back Stitch, the first chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to create twelve different bead embroidery motifs, using nine different beadweaving stitches, created to surround and enhance your cabochons or accent beads, and to fill any open spaces in your bead embroidery designs. Later chapters add more stitches and textured surfaces like shibori pleated silk ribbon, metal mesh ribbon, and soutache braid to the mix.
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