This first finish is pretty simple, a little meh in my opinion. I used a heart shaped bead to echo the heart on the piece. At least I've used up some more beads. I think I should of actually finished this one with cord instead.
This one I'm soooo pleased with how it turned out! It took some experimentation. To get the beaded edge just right. Yes I beaded this myself, it's not a purchased trim!
I know some of you are dyyyying to figure out how I did this. Sooo I took pictures as I went.
I am just toooooo nice!
First make a back stitched outline on your ornament and backing piece of fabric, it has to be the same number of stitches all around. Thread a bead embroidery needle with Nymo. Secure it to the back and bring it up at a corner where your back stitch meets.
Thread beads onto needle, in this case I used six beads
Catch the back stitch on both halfs by running your needle under the stitch
Pull needle and Nymo through until your beads form a loop
Repeat until you're all the way around. Half way across the top for a hanger I strung a lot of beads onto the Nymo then continued the smaller loops/whip stitch all the way around.
- thanks for reading!