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How to Make a Picot Edge

Finish Edges of Seed Bead Designs
designed byArtbeads
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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TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold
Code TBRD11-22F
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$1.47
$0.85
4 $1.29 $0.74
Nymo D Bobbin Turquoise
Code NYD-TQ
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Place Of Origin USA
1
$1.99
$1.43
3 $1.79 $1.28
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Trans-Rainbow Moss Green AB
Code TBRD8-180F
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$1.38
$0.70
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Porcelain Round Dragonfly Cabochon
Code CAB-0127
Material Ceramic or Porcelain Place Of Origin USA
1
$22.99
$19.77
The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code NEED-11
Brand BeadSmith
1
$2.49
$2.14
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Azore
Code 5000-AZLT4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.34
$0.28
20 $0.29 $0.24
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet
Code LSS-001
Brand Lacy's Stiff Stuff Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.69
$1.74
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
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