Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 25, 2012

First Foray Into Bead Embroidery

I finally got up the guts to try bead embroidery.  My first attempts at freehanding did not come out very well at all and I was frustrated.  Then I remembered that I had a small kit with iron-on designs, so I dug it out and transferred this flower design to the sample white fabric that came with the kit.  I decided to edge the flower petals in beads and then fill in the spaces with floss. 

There is definitely a learning curve to this project....

Finally finished it!!  And I'm really pleased with the results too.  I can't wait to do my next one.  Oh, and don't ask what I'm gonna do with the project because I have NO idea.  


  1. That's just what I WAS going to ask you! In these days of throws no one uses antimacassars or chair arm protectors, so I guess that rules one thing out.

    Whatever you use it for, it will look fab.

  2. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Well done you - I still haven't finished a skirt I started in needlework at school about 40 years ago ;0)

  3. Wow. This is lovely. I'd never have the patience! You did really well...

  4. Anonymous5:49 PM

    A nice shopping bag? A cushion cover? A bag for combs, hair brushes, pantyhose for travel? To cover the lid of a round box? In Victorian times they made an awful lot of small bags and boxes for everything. I love what you did with such a simple design. Now I know how to get started with bead embroidery!