Bead Embroidery

With the love of beadwork comes lots of variety for projects, and one which I am currently enjoying working on is Bead Embroidery.  I have completed City and Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 courses in Machine Embroidery and Hand Embroidery with the fab tutor Barbara Inchley, Village Textiles, And have now completed the Diploma course, so it seems a natural progression to extend my beadwork in this direction.

Here are some of the completed projects I have undertaken.

I am experimenting with cabochons and bead embroidery and have used the same seed beads (Myuki size 11s in turquoise and a matte Silver) with 15s in the turquoise
 
I have several of these cabochons all stuck onto bead backing material and then I shall do them with a different feature each time:
 
So enjoyable to work with.  The cabs come from Totally Beads - https://www.totallybeads.co.uk/
The gorgeous donut beads (in the middle one) in a lovley shade of silvery/grey come from Bead Spider - https://www.beadspider.co.uk/
 
Bead Emb exp 1
 

This piece is the result of a Project for my C & G Diploma

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Firework 3

I love vibrant colours for this firework display theme!

 

Pattern and Texture

Texture created with beading around a bead and embroidery techniques.

 

firework finale 2

Firework Finale

cabs 1

Cabochons joined into a statement necklace

Olive Olive the Owl, completed for a Bead Soup Challenge in Bead Magazine.

Green Dream A central crystal Rivoli sets off the sparkle in this pendant.

Medal Another pendant with texture.