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How to Make a Two-Seed-Bead Backstitch

A Basic Bead Embroidery Tutorial
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time1-3 hours
Learn how to make a two-seed- bead backstitch around cabochons to create handmade bezels.
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Want to create a dazzling display of seed beads around your favorite cabochon for a remarkable hand-made bezel? This simple two-bead backstitch is perfect for beginners. We'll show you how to create a border around a large pendant, and then how to embellish it with floral accents. Just choose your favorite cabochon or pendant to work with and thread in a complementing color. We are using red in order for you to better see it. The first thing you will need to do is glue your component to one piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff using Gem-Tac permanent adhesive. Allow the adhesive to dry completely.

Cut a long piece of thread for your project. A good rule of thumb when making seed bead designs is to use no longer than an arm's length. Thread one beading needle and tie a knot at the end to secure. Condition the thread with beeswax or Thread Heaven.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
Code GEMTAC
Place Of Origin USA
1 $14.99
Natural Beeswax
Code WAX-01
Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.89
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code STRNG-0116
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-04
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1 $2.79
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
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
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