I love this little "Cup of Posies" digital image from Designed 2 Delight
, for my embellishment tutorial, and as a special treat each design member of D2D has created a beautiful handmade embellishment along with a tutorial to share.
My tutorial is "Hand Stitching with Beads"
I've previously colored my image with copic markers, then used the following tools to create my stitching embellishment.
**Piercing mat, piercing tool, needle and thread, small seed beads**
When choosing your beads make sure that your needle is small enough that the beads will slide all the way past the needles eye and onto the thread.
I pierced 10 holes around the heart image on the mug, I've numbered each hole, to help with the tutorial directions.
Using the needle and thread I pushed up through hole #1 (I kept my thread doubled for thickness) I did not tie a knot, instead I place a piece of tape to hold my threads in place.
I place my first bead onto my needle then went down hole #2, thread up through #3, add my second bead, down #4, up hole #5. I continued around the heard until I came up through hole #1. Then continued adding beads in the same manner as I went around the heart in reverse direction.
When I came back up hole #1 I added one more bead to the bottom of the heart, and took my thread back through the same hole (#1) as shown in the photo below.
For the flowers, I poked holes in the center of each. I came up one hole with my needle, added a white bead then went back down the same hole. I continued until I had added beads to all flower centers.
And just to show you the back of my project... it doesn't have to look pretty, see how messy mine is :)
I also added beads to patterned paper for a fun corner embellishment. I used a Stampin Up piercing template to make my holes, you also could use a ruler.
I Then used the same method as above to add red beads to my punched design.
My finished card
I used my computer and printed out the "Thinking of You" saying, then added two beads for more embellishment.
Join us for the embellishment challenge and get this free digital stamp designed by Faith, the Designed 2 Delight artist.
**Make-Your-Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza**
The Designed2Delight Lead Designers have been busy!!
Follow all the links below to view 9 different tutorials for 9 different embellishments (on 8 different blogs) that YOU can make YOURSELF!!