Friday, April 05, 2013

E is For Embroidery

One thing I really like about beading is that there are so many different techniques. I don't think anyone could ever "know it all". Nor would I want to...what is the fun if you stop learning?

One technique I have not tried yet, but would love to learn someday is bead embroidery. I see so many beautiful things made with this technique!

Here is a collar, that is going to be a necklace, done by a member of my bead group, Donna Louise Sanders. See how she made the twirly bead in the center? I would never be able to stop playing with it if I were wearing it.


This is another fantastic piece made by another member of my bead group, Dee Wingrove-Smith. It's so colorful! I'd probably wear this as a brooch if it were mine, or maybe hang it on a pretty chain.


Bead embroidery also looks great on cuff bracelets.  Here is one bracelet from a shop on ArtFire, Dancing Wind Designs. Just my colors, too.


I've added bead embroidery to my to-do list, which seems to grow longer every day, but I've promised myself I will learn this technique someday.

Cat

11 comments:

Dani said...

You are amazing when it comes to the beads!
Dani @ Entertaining Interests
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myriteofpassage said...

I would absolutely love to do that too...been wanting to learn craft for the longest time. -Belinda.

Cat said...

@ Dani...I didn't make any of these, wish I knew how to. The pictures today are of other people's work.

JoJo said...

These are just fabulous!!!!! Last year I tried my hand at a mix of beads and floss embroidery, using iron on designs, and I was really pleased with the results. I've never done anything this detailed though.

Kathy said...

These are gorgeous! I bet they would take a lot of patience and hard work but the outcome is just breath taking. Love the details. You are going to have to try it!!

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Dot said...

I've wanted to learn bead embroidery as well; your post is good motivation! That twirly bead is amazing!

Paula said...

I have never heard of bead embroidery. Thanks for introducing me

Paula's Place

Rowena said...

I love the bracelets from artfire you have posted!

devotedtoquilting said...

Love the fish the most. I think I'd make it a necklace, I'd come closer to wearing a necklace than a pin. Never thought of beads being embroidered, although I know some quilters who embellish with them as part of the embroidery.

Bames Pabla said...

Your designs are remarkable. I also love to embroider but I am more of a cross stitch fan. However, I really marvel at your attention to detail. :)

Cat said...

Bames, I used to do counted cross stitch. I still have a lot of my supplies, but I haven't touched them since I began beading.