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How to Make a Picot Edge

Finish Edges of Seed Bead Designs
designed by Artbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time1-3 hours
Use seed beads in groups of threes to create a scalloped edge around your design.
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A picot edge makes for a perfect embellishment to beaded focals. This type of beaded edge uses three beads in each flourish to create a unique fringe for your designs. This simple technique will add flair to your finished piece, catching the eye and drawing it toward that perfect cabochon or bead.

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The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code NEED-11
Brand BeadSmith
Nymo D Bobbin Turquoise
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
3 $1.63 $1.28
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Azore
Code 5000-AZLT4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.8mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
20 $0.31 $0.25
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold, 8g bag
Code TBRD11-22F
Material Glass Brand TOHO Hole Size 0.7mm Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
6 $0.86 $0.64
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Porcelain Round Dragonfly Cabochon by Raven's Journey
Code CAB-0127
Material Ceramic or Porcelain Brand Raven's Journey Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
The BeadSmith 8.5x11-Inch White Bead Backing (4 pc)
Code EMB-0025
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
3 $10.77 $9.36
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch White Bead Backing
Code EMB-0022
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
3 $1.94 $1.49
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