Marie of Make and Takes shares the how-to for a stitched greeting card that requires minimal supplies and skills but produces adorable results. Go to her blog post to learn how to make this beaded caterpillar card.
If your life won’t let you take live classes or you don’t have the bucks to travel, online classes are the ideal solution. And one is coming up with Nancy Eha (The Beading Queen) that looks divine! It’s one of …
Eep! Pink poodle alert! The Lone Beader manages to evoke Paris with a few (OK, a lot of) well-placed beads. Brava! See more at the blog post.
This bead embroidery, Mushroom Corals by Eleanor Pigman, is perfection in my eyes. A deceptively simple image that combines excellent composition, masterful use of color, and of course exquisite beading. At 8.5″ x 11.25″, how many thousands of seed …
Lyric Kinard of Lyric Art shows us how to stitch looped stacks of beads to add dimension to our embroidery. I learned a new technique for knotting off the thread! Go to her video demo.
Eep! The Lone Beader interprets the corded poodle in beads! Go to her post for a photo you can click to enlarge. And don’t miss the link to her Easter Etsy sale–it’s good all weekend.
Aimee Ray of Little Dear Tracks is adding bead embroidery to her already-over-the-top adorable custom Blythe doll dresses. And what’s more, she’s sharing the know-how with us. If you’ve never tried your hand at bead embroidery, follow Aimee’s tutorial to …
Ellen Teschler has used prick-and-stitch patterns developed for paper to add beaded stitching to her gourd creations. Brilliant! See more on the Prick and Stitch is My Craft blog.
Robin Atkins of Beadlust is still working on her last couple of entries for Bead Journal Project 2011. I sure don’t mind the delay when the results are like this! We can always count on Robin for variety and harmony …
Now you can sign up for Take It Anytime classes at Maureen’s Vintage Acquisitions. You could learn to make the Twisted Waffle Flower motif by Shirlee Fassell (shown at left). Or create embroidered designs using faux pearls with Betty Pillsbury…
Sylvia of WindyRiver has incorporated a doll eye into an embroidered and beaded Day of the Dead pendant. Spooky for some cultures. Invoking protection from the Evil Eye for others. Big win! See more at Sylvia’s blog post.
This gorgeous crazy-quilt block by Susie W of California is remarkable not only for the delicacy and precision of its seam treatments but also for its perfect application of beading. Brava! Go to the CQ Journal Project post for an …
Elizabeth Braun of Sew in Love created this gorgeous stumpwork blackberry by embroidering beads on a slip and then attaching it to her ground cloth. Sounds hard, right? Not so much. Especially if you follow the excellent tutorial she’s sharing …
Casey of Elegant Musings shows us how to add flash to a plain sweater with a bit of applique and bead embroidery–simple enough for beginners. Go to her post for the pattern and tutorial.
And many thanks to Rachel …
Leonie Hartley-Hoover of Stitching with Attitude created this remarkable art quilt as a donation for Foto/Fiber 2012, which benefits the American Cancer Society. She calls it Love You to the Moon and Back. I call it crazy quilting meets modern …