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How to Do Bead Embroidery Around Free-Formed Shapes

January 16th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

http://www.beadaholique.com/yt – In this video, learn the basic technique for a free form method of bead embroidery that can be used to fill in any number of shapes. This technique gives a much different look and texture to your bead embroidery.

Designer: Megan Milliken

Beadaholique’s Bead Embroidery Videos

You can find the supplies in this video at Beadaholique.com:

Czech Seed Beads

Czech Rocaille Seed Beads 11/0 Pastel Pearl Green
SKU: BCS-1052

Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Transparent Deep Green
SKU: BCS-1070

Nymo Beading Thread

NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD
SKU: XCR-8901

Beading Foundation Materials

Lacy’s Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 11 X 8.5 Inches
SKU: XCR-4211


English Beading Needles Assortment
SKU: XTL-3004


Golem Design Studio Glazed Ceramic Round Disc Cabochon Teal Flowers 32mm
SKU: SPCB-9001

Translucent Aqua Glass Cabochon Round 7mm Oval
SKU: SPCB-7003

Fiskars 5″ Precision Tip Scissors – Super Sharp
SKU: XTL-5700

Beadalon Large Beading Mats – Prevent Bead Rolling 13 X 18 Inch
SKU: XTL-9935

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  1. Beadaholique
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:57 | #1

    If you are looking …
    If you are looking to add a traditional clasp to make, say, a cuff that is entirely bead embroidered, you could just catch closed jump rings between your beads when you do your beaded edge, or put open jump rings through the edge beads afterwords.

  2. Beadaholique
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:57 | #2

    Generally speaking, …
    Generally speaking, there are so many different applications for a piece of bead embroidery that the possibilities of how to attach the piece to a finding or base are endless. We have several videos in our Bead Embroidery Techniques channel, including: How to Bead Weave a Ladder Stitch Bail, Bead Embroidery: The Direct Attachment Method, How to Embed a Pin Back, and How to Finish Bead Embroidery that Has a Textile Piece.

  3. Beadaholique
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:57 | #3

    To see Julie’s Bead …
    To see Julie’s Bead Embroidery Videos check out our playlist titled “Beadaholique’s Bead Embroidery Videos”. You can find it here on Youtube and also we have a Bead Embroidery page on our website. There’s link for it in the video description underneath this video.

  4. KaliWolfswan
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:58 | #4

    this is absolutely …
    this is absolutely nerve wrecking!!!! why does she keep talking about her friend Julie as though we know where to find her??? wtf?!

  5. ellejewell10
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:58 | #5

    I currently make …
    I currently make beaded flowers and I would love to give this a try, but my question is how do you add clasps to the finished bead embroidered pieces. i have looked everywhere online and I cant seem to find any good information. i would love to see a video to show us how! Great video!

  6. Deborah Bergen
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:58 | #6

    I love Beadaholique …
    I love Beadaholique, have for many years. Great video thanks so much you make it look so easy. So far I have done Cabs for necklace…time to grow. Blessings!!!!!

  7. Butterflyjonesful
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:58 | #7

    Thank you for your …
    Thank you for your response – watching the video the first time I missed the link . Thank you for your patience with me and great videos

  8. Inês Cardoso
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:58 | #8

    Thank you! 😀
    Thank you! 😀

  9. Simunaya
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:59 | #9

    Love your work… I …
    Love your work… I did things like this 50 years ago and just started a Mandala on canvas,

    Thanks for showing Hanneke

  10. greenchocaholic
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:59 | #10

    I love the work! I …
    I love the work! I definitely must try it soon. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial 😉

  11. Beadaholique
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:59 | #11

    There is a link in …
    There is a link in the video description to our other videos on bead embroidery. The possibilities of what you can do with a finished bead embroidery piece are endless! Some of the most popular bead embroidery pieces are large bib necklaces. You could also do a large rectangular piece and turn it into a cuff bracelet. Smaller pieces can become necklace focals or even cocktail rings. The large piece that I show as an example in this video is going to be the front of a waist sash.

  12. Beadaholique
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:59 | #12

    We’ve just added …
    We’ve just added the link for our Bead Embroidery Videos to the video description underneath this video.

  13. Kathleen M Holland
    January 16th, 2013 at 19:59 | #13

    Wonderful! I’ve …
    Wonderful! I’ve worried about maintaining uniformity in bead embroidery when such small gaps occur. This solution works…and makes for interesting texture. It presents a similar look to mosaic, of which I’m a big fan, This is exceptionally helpful. Thank you, Beadaholique!:)

  14. Butterflyjonesful
    January 16th, 2013 at 20:00 | #14

    Great video! Can …
    Great video! Can you add the link to the other persons bead embroidery channel that you mentioned? Also what are some ideas to do with the finished piece?

  15. Inês Cardoso
    January 16th, 2013 at 20:00 | #15

    Hey! i lovedseeing …
    Hey! i lovedseeing this technique and i was wondering if you could provide in the description the links you talked about in your video 🙂
    If not i’ll just search then…
    But that bracelet is just amazing! i could easily see myself doing this but i would probably do smaller works…

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