Welcome back to our bead embroidered pin series. Last week, we discussed what materials we are using and how to get started. If you need a refresher about last week’s post, click here. We also discussed a bit about designing our pin and the possibilities of what we can do.
This week, we’re going to do the bead embroidery portion and use a couple of different – but easy – stitches. We’ll also look at considerations to create an interesting design effect. So, let’s get started!
Now that our cabochon is securely glued to the foundation, it’s time to add some beads. To frame the cab, we’re doing to do back stitch to create rows of beads. For our first row, I’m using size 8/0 seed beads. The larger beads will help fill in the side of the cabochon.
Pull about a wingspan of thread and thread your needle. Place a quilters knot at the end of the thread. Stitch up from the back, exiting your needle close to the cabochon. It doesn’t matter where you start; this row will go completely around the cab.
Next week we’ll finish our Bee’s Knees Pin with an ultra suede backing and you’ll learn how to edge the piece with seed beads!