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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ornamentification Part 3

Over the weekend I did the finishing on two more Lizzie*Kate ornaments.




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!

27 comments:

Dee said...

That beaded edge is awesome! But, the little lion is cute too. I think the finish on that one is nice. The heart bead is the perfect "topper".

Vickie said...

Cool. Cool. Very cool.

Barb said...

Thanks for the directions, very cute ornaments!

sharine said...

You clever woman. It looks great!

Justine said...

I love the simple finish of the sheep. The beaded edge would be too clever for me! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made the beaded edge.

Christine said...

That beaded edge is gorgeous Dani!

Annette-California said...

2 lovely ornaments. And the beading for the trim is amazing and a work of art. Congrats! love Annette

Julie said...

Be Merry is stunning, I love the beaded edge, well done you on such a fabulous idea - thanks for the pics too, might have to try this one myself.

Chris said...

The beaded edging is wonderful.

Catherine said...

I have done a single bead edge ~ but wow, love this look!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the beaded edge!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Love the beaded edge! I think the Sunflower Seed had some ornaments done like this too..and I always wondered how exactly it was done. Beautifully done!

Sara said...

Nice finishing. Love the beaded edge!

marygracescrossstitch said...

I love the beaded trim. I am always taking notes on finishing since it is my crafty weakness. Great job!
Mary

Giovanna said...

They both look great, well done!

Karen said...

So cute and I love the beaded trim. Thanks for sharing too!

happy stitching...

Carol said...

Wow, what a neat edge treatment, Dani! That must have taken a long time, but the final result is wonderful... Love them both :)

Karen said...

I think both of your ornaments turned out great. The little sheep is adorable and the beaded trim on Be Merry is so classy.

Excellent tutorial too by the way! Thanks for taking the time and posting it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I wondered how you did it! Now I'm just wondering how you made it look so easy!

Two great finishes here.

Sally said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous Dani! Love how you've beaded the second one.

Brigitte said...

You're on a roll, aren't you. Two great new ornaments. And thank you for that interesting tutorial. I will absolutely try these beaded edges as well.

Anne said...

Wonderful finishes Dani! I love that beaded trim. It adds a great dimension to the finished ornament. Great tutorial too!

Lillie said...

Thank you for sharing the beaded finishing with a tutorial. It's so pretty.

Denise said...

Awesome finishes and I love the beads on both of them!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Bekca said...

Wow Dani, you have been busy! I think both ornaments look fab :)
Best wishes.

Shebafudge said...

That beaded edge looks amazing! I'm glad you posted how to do it otherwise I would have been asking. Absolutely love it!