What's the best way to jazz up your off-loom bead-weaving
projects? With bead embellishments
, of course! Embellishing with beads is a fun
way to play with your design skills while learning how to create unique beaded
jewelry. And there are so many different techniques that you can use for bead
embellishing your favorite bead-weaving stitches, you'll never run out of ideas
To help you along, we've gathered 5 of our favorite bead
embellishment patterns into our latest free eBook, Create Beautiful Beaded Embellishments: 5 Free Bead Embellishment
. These patterns include techniques like basic bead stringing,
right-angle weave, and bead embroidery. Are you ready to dive in and learn how
to incorporate beaded embellishments into your bead-weaving and jewelry-making
Use basic bead embroidery techniques to
embellish your favorite keepsake beads and treasures when you stitch up Jeanne
Barta Craine's Momento Mosaic bracelet. Each
little "bead picture" can be embellished as much or as little as you like,
finished with an easy picot trim.
Basic gemstone bead frames are turned into
miniature works of art in Eileen Feldman's Wrapped in Rectangles beaded
bracelet making project. Use basic stringing and easy beaded fringe techniques
to make each one a masterpiece.
If you love beaded fringe, Linda Gettings'
Autumn Branch Necklace will be a delight for you to stitch up! For beginners,
this is the perfect beaded necklace project to learn how to create beaded
fringe, while more experienced beaders can build their design skills by
modifying this beaded necklace project to their own tastes.
Right-angle weave is probably my favorite base
for playing with beaded embellishments, and Lisa Kan's Evening Iridescence
bracelet is the perfect example of why I love this technique so much. A few
simple bead embellishments turn a simple bracelet into something worthy of a
night on the town!
Finally, my very own Wrought Iron for Your Wrist
bracelet was inspired by a decorative iron fence I saw on a walk one afternoon.
Using bugle beads for the base of right-angle weave means that this bead
embellished bracelet works up quickly!
Beaded embellishments are what keep our beading projects
interesting! You can learn so much from working them into your own designs and
ideas. No beadwork need be boring when you have such a range of bead
embellishment techniques to choose from. Just work up a sample of your favorite
beading stitch, pick a beaded embellishment technique (or two, or three!) and
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