Instructions

1. I'hread a needle with approximately 1 yards i 1m) of beading thread (this technique i* worked single thread).

2. Insert the needle through the backings from the b.u k >idc, approximatifs ' •• inch { I .6 rum) from the edge, leaving a tail of beading thread approximately y inches (22.9 un) long.

3- Siili Ii up through any edge bead.

4. To start I he fust row, pick up two beads.

5. Stitch the thread around the loop two beads over, and stitch back up through the second added bead (figure 21).

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6. Pick up one bead.

7. Sruch around the same thread loop, and stitch back up through the added bead (figure 22).

figure 22

8. Pick up one bead.

9. Stitch around the next thread loop, and stitch back up through the added bead (figure 23).

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10. Pick up one bead.

11. Stitch around the next thread loop, and stitch back up through the added bead (figure 21).

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12. Pick up one bead.

13- Stitch around the next thread loop, and then stitch back up through the added bead.

14. Repeat st eps 6 through I i until the row is complete.

15- '16 close olia row. stitch down into the first bead added when tlu: row was started and through the bead under it in the previous row. Then stitch up into the bead next to that bead and back up through the lii st added bead of the row vou've just finished (figure 2 V). You're now reach to do the next row.

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16. Stitch the second row the same as the first, doubling up every third section. In other words, repeal steps -r through 1 5.

17« Hor the third and subsequent rows, do standard brick stitch; do not double up. That is, repeat sli ps I ? and 1 $ around the entire edge.

18. Option*! For the final row. you can use the si an dard hi ick stitch as in the instructions above, or use the picot edge variation discussed in chapter two (page 7 I).

19« "16 finish the ruffle, stitch through the beads ' t-

down through the rows to the backing.Tie a knot, weave in the end, and cur the thread.

20. Add a needle on the tail threat!.Tie a knot, weave in the end, and cut the thread.

Variations: In the instructions above, beads are doubled up everv third stitch—two «standard brick stitches, then two heads stitched into the third. You can make a smoother, less pronounced rullle hv doubling up everv foui tli stitch, or make il fuller In doubling up every second stitch.

Cabochon: Crackle glass 3ezei. Bead-raised La'ge: Scalloped ¿itachmcnt. Direct

Cabochon. White adventuring Bezel: Standard £dge: Scallopod

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Cabochon: Crackle glass 3ezei. Bead-raised La'ge: Scalloped ¿itachmcnt. Direct

Cabochon. White adventuring Bezel: Standard £dge: Scallopod

Cdbocnonj Rhodochrosilc tk'Zei; Bead-raised Cdge: Scalloped Attachmcnf.- Lifted turn be.id

Scalloped Edge

This edge incorporates a series ol accent center beads into the edge to create a beautiful scalloped design. 1 he method has a repeating pattern and therefore requires a count on the edge beads' that is divisible, bv the number oi beads in die repealing pattern. An alternative is to work the pattern simul-taneousK from each .side to meer at the center of the bottom. II the beads are an even count of the pattern, you can simplv join them al the meeting point. II the heads are not an even count, you can create a variation ol the pattern at the bottom so that your design is still symmetrical. (The illustrations below show this edge stitch with a lop bail ladder stitch attachment; see chapter four.)

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