Herringbone Stitch

The herringbone stitch, which originated in Africa gives the finished project a beautiful woven or knitted look. There are two methods of beginning the herringbone stitch. Here is the one we used in this book. After mastering the first lew rows, it is an easy stitch to do. This stitch is best used for flat pieces. You must have at least four beads per row. or a number divisible by four, because the herringbone stitch is done in groups of two with single beads on each end. For this example, we...

Mat E K I Is

10 grams Japanese tubular beads, matte metallic silver-gray, Delica 307 10 grams Japanese tubular beads, matte dark g.-ay, Delica 306 10 grams Japanese tubular beads, transparent silver-gray luster, Delica 114 7 grams Japanese tubular beads, transparent gray iris, Delica 107 4 grams Japanese tubular beads. Ceylon gray. Delica 252 4 grams Japanese tubular beads, Ceylon light yellow. Delica 203 Ten metallic dark gray seed beads, size 6 Thin 12 x 12 gray leather MAC KSTITCt ELEPHANT ELOQUENCE...

Necklace

Use two strands of thread about 3' long. Thread a needle to each length of thread. Pass both needles up through the bead at the top edge where you want the necklace to start. Leave thread ends about 6 long to later separate and weave back into the work. String onto both needles eight purple beads, 'one gold, one topaz, one Kelly green, one lime green, one Kelly green, one topaz, one gold. Now string forty purple beads on one needle and forty blue beads on the other needle.' Repeat between...

Ellen Talbott

This little feather amulet bag may not let you fly like a parrot, but your spirits will soar while wearing it around your neck. The finished piece measures 1 x 5 including fringe. 1 oz light pale green seed beads, size 11* One hundred and three transparent iridescent gold seed beads, size 1 r white heart seed beads, size 11* Ninety-eight medium pale green seed beads, size 11 Sixty-six transparent green seed beads, size 11 Thirty-two iridescent opague yellow seed beads, size 11 Thirteen...

Stem of Leaf

After the leaf is done, weave thread in so that it is coming out of the bead at the bottom of the space on lop of the leaf. String from five lo eight beads of random green colors. Skip last bead strung and PNBT all the other stem beads. See Fig. 11. Weave in end. When all nine leaves are finished, they must be strung together on a vine. Start with 2' of thread. Use random green colors. Siring two beads. Leave a 6 tail to weave into body of bracelet later. PNT top bead or one leaf stem. String...

Basket Clasp

Secure one end of the thread on the short side of the basket by bringing the needle out of the middle bead in the top brown stripe of the basket side. String green clasp bead and one green bead. PNBT clasp bead. PNT other brown middle bead and then weave in the end. See Fig. 7. On the flap, secure the thread and come out of the bead on the front edge in the middle of the flap. String fifteen brown beads. PNT other brown middle bead and then weave in the end....

Peyote Stitch

Peyote stitch, or gourd stitch, has been used for beading by Native Americans for hundreds of years Some tribes reserve the term peyote' stitch for projects sacred to their culture and refer to all else as gourd stitch. It is a simple, versatile stitch with many nuances Hie basic stitch begins by siring-ing a length of beads that will Income the first two rows of the project. Begin the third row. which organizes the first three rows when complete, by stringing one bead, then passing the needle...

Jane Davis

A simple crocheted cord is quickly made into an elegant showpiece by the addition of seed beads and care fully chosen accent beads. The finished piece measures 26 long. One ball perle cotton or silk twist, size 8 blue seed beads, size 8* V4 oz or 7 grams black-lined transparent AB seed beads, size 8 V4 oz or 7 grams blue-lined light blue transparent seed beads, size 89 'A oz or 7 grams blue iris any type beads 12 cut. 3 cut, etc.). size 11 Eleven small drop beads Six medium drop beads Two large...

Couching

Couching is a type of applique work where a string of beads is sewn onto fabric. Beads are strung on one needle and sewn down with another. Thread two needles and make a knot at the end of each thread. Push one needle up through the fabric and string on a length of beads. Push up the other needle from the bottom to the top of the fabric and tack down the thread of the bead strand. See Photo 49. Push the working needle back down through the fabric on the other side of the bead strand thread. Sec...

Elizabeth Gourley g

It's just their size1 With its woven look the herringbone stitch is perfect for a basket, it will fool more than the ants. You might have to do a double-take to make sure it's not really a fiber basket. Complete it with a checkered tableclothi, loaf of bread, and wine bottle and you'll just have to find a friend for a delightful day in the park. The finished dimensions of the pieces are Basket 2 long x 1* wide x 2> < * tall including handle. Wine bottle IV2...

Embellishment Techniques

The backstitch is an excellent way lo embellish fabric with beads, il is an embroidery stitch that attaches lines of beads to fabric, felt, or leather. Knot a length of beading thread and PNUT back of fabric. 'String one to three beads. The straighter the line, the more beads you use. PNDT fabric, then PNUT fabric at a point in between the last two beads strung. See Photo 46. PNBT the last bead strung. See Photo 47. Pull tight. See Photo 4 .* Repeat between asterisks on entire area to be...

Blocking

After you knit, crochet, or needlepoint a piece, it is sometimes necessary to block it in order to set land sometimes adjust) the stitches. This will ensure that the piece is square and the edges lie flat. This often improves the look of a finished item by eliminating any unevenness. An easy way to do this is in your home oven. Turn the oven on to 200 . Wet the needlework in cool water until the thread is soaked throughout. Blot out the excess water with a dish towel and then place the...

Ladder Stitch

The ladder stitch is used to make a base for the brick stitch (see next stitch). Bugle beads are usually used for this stitch, but you can also use seed beads. You will need two beading needles for this stitch. First, thread each end of a length of thread with a beading needle. Then string one bead and position it in the middle of the thread. Pick up another bead and PNT one end of the bead. Then use the other needle and PN I the opposite end of the bead. See Photo 5. Pull light until the...

Bead Knitting

There are several types of knitting with beads pre-strung onto thread The projects in this book use bead knitting in plaited stockinette stitch, where each bead is pushed into the stitch as the stitch is made. There arc no beads on the wrong side of the fabric and the txads on the right side of the fabnc ss dose together to cover the r. gt c In plaited stoduneste sr cn. -_-e oeaas slant to the left oo the ngn sade of the knit row ar gt d siac so she right on the nght side of tSte pari row. This...

Sea Turtle Bookmark

10 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined crystal yellow luster. Delica 233 2 grams Japanese tubular beads, blue iris. Delica 002 7 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined crystal green aqua luster, Delica 238 7 grams Japanese tubular beads, semi-matte silver-lined medium blue, Delica 693 4 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined green lime, Delica 027 lined topaz AB. Delica 065 2 beads Japanese tubular beads, black. Delica 010 2 grams Japanese tubular beads, dyed opaque turquoise green, Delica 658 4...

Day and Night Clock

Delica 002 10 grams Japanese tubular beads, silver-lined sapphire, Delica 047 10 grams Japanese tubular beads, Ceylon light yellow. Delica 203 7 grams Japanese tubular beads, opaque yellow AB. Delica 160 4 grams Japanese tubular beads, semi-matte silver-lined squash. Delica 681 4 grams Japanese tubular beads, semi-matte silver-lined orange, Delica 682 4 grams Japanese tubular beads, semi-matte silver-lined dark ruby. Delica 683 4 grams Japanese tubular beads, transparent gray iris,...

Jane Davis Beading

Chamois Outline

Ihis piece tied for third place in the First Miyuki Delica Challenge, in 1997, and is on the cover of The Sea Selections from the First International Miyuki Delica Challenge edited by Barry Kahn of Caravan Beads . It was my transition piece from quilting to beading hence, the quilting supplies used in construction. The beads arc couched and backstitched on canvas. The finished piece measures 10 in diameter. Va gram Japanese tubular beads, green iris, Delica 03 2 grams Japanese tubular beads,...

Victorian Ivy Leaf Charm Bracelet

The petite, spnrkly charlotte beads used in this project take you back in time 100 years or so. I felt very Victorian as I made this delicate ivy leaf bracelet. The finished project has the look of a fragile antique. The body of the bracelet is done in peyote stitch and the leaves are made with the square stitch, which lends itself well to making free forms. The finished measurements of the piece are 7 x V '. 4 grams charlotte beads, translucent gray 2 grams charlotte beads, eggshell white 2...

Scissors Case Needle Book Side and Map with Iarge Oval Bead Closure

Follow Design Chart 1 and the instructions below to complete the needle book side and flap of the scissors case with size 8s seed beads. ROWS 1-3 Using a 12' length of size F beading thread and size 8s beads, string thirty-one beads, leaving a 3' tail to be used to complete the Hap in the opposite direction. Siring one bead. PNBT the 30th bead, and pull the beads tight. Siring one bead, skip the next bead, and PNT the next bead. Pull tight. Repeat across the ROWS 6-19 Continue as in Rows 4 and...

Neck Chain

Take a 9' length of size 00 beading thread. Double it and weave it into needle case body so that it comes out of the left side of the right top starred bead on Design Chart 1. String three size In0 beads, one cylinder, three size 15 beads. PNT the left side of the right bottom starred bead on Design Chart 1 and through three or four more beads away. Sec Fig. 2. PNBT several beads on the body of the needle case to help distribute the weight of the neck chain over more beads than just the starred...

Ixop lor Closure

ROWS 1-4 Stitch the same as the front, starting with twenty-seven beads. ROW 5 Same as Row 19 on scissors case front. ROWS 6 30 Repeat the sequence of Rows 20-24, as for the scissors case front, ten times. There will be four beads in the last row completed. Repeat Rows 80 83. as for the scissors case front, strengthen the V, and make the side loops for the ' a ribbon, as for the scissors case front. Make a three-bead-wide loop of pey-ote stitch with Delica beads or sizes 8 seed beads using Fig....

Scissors Case Construction

Scissor Case Construction

Adjust Fig. 11. if necessary, so that it matches your finished beading. Then cut the front and back suede pieces from Fig. 11. Stitch together at the side seams with a running stitch about Vs from the edge of the suede. Stitch back the opposite way, filling in the open spaces of the first running stitch as you stitch in running stitch again. See Fig. 12. Stitch the edging of size 15 seed beads on the top of the front edge of the size 8 seed beads by following the steps in Detail of Monogrammed...

Needle Case

ROUND 1 Begin the needle case lid by stringing one of each of the three colors of purple beads. Tie into a circle with a square knot. See Fig. 1. ROUND 2 String two light purple beads and PNT the next bead in Round 1. Repeat twice more. PNT the first bead in Round 2. ROUND 3 String one cream bead and PNT the next bead in Round 2. Continue in this manner, following the color sequence in Design Chart 2. PNT the first bead in Round 3. ROUND 4 String one cream and one dark green bead and PNT the...

Saucer

The saucer is done in the flat circular peyote stitch. Be careful not to pull the thread too tight, and don't get discouraged. Sometimes the flat circular peyote stitch doesn't want to stay flat, especially after about the 5th round. Just keep at it and eventually you'll have a flat saucer. The saucer is done in the Ceylon light yellow off-white bead, except for the last two rounds. ROUND 1 Use doubled thread about 3' long. String three beads. PNBT first bead strung and pull tight to make a...

Rfflftfflflffl Needle Case Bo civ

Sparkle purple-lined crystal. 906 SilvcMncd wv gt e. 6ll Q Matte metallic sea-foam green. 374 Matte metallic teal iris, tt327 Matte opaque sky blue. 879 D Matte opaque light blue. 881 J first bead In round Start fringe here y Attach neck chain here Sparkle purple-lined crystal. 906 SilvcMncd wv gt e. 6ll Q Matte metallic sea-foam green. 374 Matte metallic teal iris, tt327 Matte opaque sky blue. 879 D Matte opaque light blue. 881 J first bead In round Start fringe here y Attach neck chain here...

Square Stitch

Beads worked in the square stitch have a very similar appearance to loomed work. It is sometimes called the false loom weave stitch. To do the square stitch, start by stringing the desired amount of beads on your thread. Do not make a knot at the end of your thread, because the tension of the thread may need to be adjusted. If the tension of the thread is too tight, your work might curl. For the second row. string two beads, then PNB'I second-to-last bead on the first row in the opposite...

Findings and Wire

Ear wires, clasps, barrettes, and handbag frames are used for some of the projects in this book You can also bead on wire. Wire is sized by its gauge ranging from 10-2H lt using even numbers . Ten-gauge is the thickest and heaviest wire, and 28-gauge is the thinnest. Wire comes in different shapes, such as triangular, square, and half-round, and in different pliabilities. The projects in this book use round wires that are 20-gauge and 24-gauge. to make your own loom. But don't worry Making a...

Thread

Nylon, kevlar, linen, silk, and cotton are some of the fibers used to make beading thread. Nymo thread is nylon thread that ranges in size from 000, 00. 0, A, B, C. D, H, F. FF to FFF. The smallest size is 000 and the largest size is FFF. The size of the thread to use will depend on the size of the bead you are using. Size I thread is a good size to start with, as it works well with size 11 beads. Nymo thread comes in different colors and looks a bit like dental lloss. It is good for loom...

Sizes and Types of Beads

Tubular Beading Types

Beads come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and finishes- 'Ihe possibilities lor more variety in beads has grown with each new technique in the manufacturing and finishing process. Although Ihere are generally accepted names of finishes, sizes, and types of beads, there are also subtle variations depending on which manufacturer, retailer, or header was consulted. I he following is a basic description of the sizes, types, and finishes of beads. Seed beads are round doughnut-shaped beads that...