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 -
The gorgeous donut beads (in the middle one) in a lovely shade of silvery/grey come from Bead Spider -
Bead Emb exp 1

I have now been using the theme of "Strictly" for some inspiration and have now designed:-

Sizzling Salsa


Sparkly Tango


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



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


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.


Another pendant with texture.