Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Embellishing with Beads

Beads are another great way to embellish your work. See how they've been added to a decorator pillow below. I'm also showing a 3-D angel made from beads but you can easily draw a figure onto fabric and sew on the beads to fill in the drawn area to use as a spectacular finishing touch. Using beads on cross stitch and hand embroidery is also very popular. Decorate a blouse, jean pockets, totes, dolls and more! Once again, don't stop at sewing projects. Beads can be glued onto papier mache, wood and other similar materials as well.

As you can see in the top picture, beads come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials as well - plastic, metal, glass, and wood. My personal favorites in the picture are the seashell beads and the hand-painted glass beads.

Visit to find a fun project to use your new beads on.

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