Try This Easy Bead Embroidery Hack

Bead embroidery is gorgeous. I love picking up needle and thread and creating jewelry pieces encrusted with beads, crystals and mixed media.

But it is definitely NOT a fast project!

This technique gives you that same rich look, but without any sewing.

(Ok, maybe just a teeny-tiny bit of bead stringing.)

It’s also a great way to use odds and ends of beads.

Tips for choosing beads:

  • Shaped two-hole beads lend a lot of interest and ways to puzzle piece them together
  • Try orienting in different directions, like the super-duos
  • Small rounds look great as dots
  • Keep in mind the the background color will effect the appearance of translucent beads

It’s helpful to have enough beads to make two pieces, so you can leave your practice piece as reference while you make the other in epoxy clay.

Tools & Materials:

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Beads shown in this video: (Most can be found at either or

  • Superduos
  • Ginkgo beads
  • Irisduos
  • AVA beads
  • Discduos
  • Crescent beads
  • Quad-bows
  • Pieduos
  • Dropduos
  • Paisleyduos
  • 5mm round beads
  • 11/0 seed beads
  • 15/0 seed beads
  • 1 x 2mm crystals
  • 2mm round beads
  • 2mm ball chain

Enjoy the video, happy creating!

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