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Bead Embroidery: Beyond the Basics

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Enhance any project with eye-catching beaded embroidery! Learn techniques for dimensional designs, elegant beaded fringe, embellished accessories and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Myra Wood
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Embroider fabulous focal points in jewelry, appliqué and beyond! Join designer and returning Craftsy instructor Myra Wood and explore new techniques to create stunning textures and radiant beaded designs. During class, you'll learn how to build dimension in your encrusted beadwork by surrounding focal elements such as cabochons. Then, you'll see how playing with your pattern, placement and bead size can add even more variety and texture to your work. Wondering how to create superb, beaded accessories? Myra will show you how to stabilize beaded fabric and embellish a brilliant beaded cuff. Plus, you'll discover how to make beaded fringe and embroider beads onto buttons, jewelry and more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
The sky's the limit with bead embroidery, and Myra Wood will show you where to start! Learn about the materials you'll need as Myra walks you through the items she uses and recommends, from beads and needles to base fabrics, stabilizers and threads. Now start your design!
2. Building Dimension With Simple Stitches
3. Creating a Focal Point
4. Creating Dimension With Pattern
5. Completing Stand-Alone Projects
6. Embellishments & Appliqués
7. Fringe & Beaded Accents

Recommended with this class

  • Assortment of different types and sizes of seed beads from size 15 (smallest) to size 6 (largest)
  • Focal elements, such as cabochons, semi-precious stones, buttons, etc.
  • Foundation fabrics and stabilizers

Taught by

Myra Wood
Myra Wood
Myra Wood teaches a wide range of classes on knitting, beading, embroidery and crochet. She is the author of Crazy Lace and Creative Crochet Lace, and has appeared as a guest instructor on Knit and Crochet Now, Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art, and enjoyed a career as a commercial artist before finding her true calling of inspiring people creatively.

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