Do You Have a Favorite Beading Stitch?


I’ve worked primarily in Peyote stitch for the past few years because it lends itself so well to geometric beadwork.  The beads sit nicely stacked like little bricks and it creates a fairly stiff and supportive structure akin to the feeling of upholstery fabric opposed to the fluidity and drape of a lightweight gossamer.  But I enjoy other stitches as well. The Herringbone stitch is wonderful for creating tubes and ropes.  Right Angle Weave (a.k.a. RAW) can produce either a lace-like or densely woven stitch depending on the beads one chooses to use.  I’m presently in the experimental stage of a new project that will consist of large beaded links.  I’ve chosen size 11 and 8 seed beads,  fire polished and Swarovski crystals in a palette of blues, greens, bronze, and gunmetal that will go well with several garments in my wardrobe!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on October 21, 2017.

2 Responses to “Do You Have a Favorite Beading Stitch?”

  1. Yummy colors, same color scheme thats on my BOIB, My favorite is RAW and all its variations; herringbone runs a close second. For me, peyote is the hardest, so lately I’ve been focusing on it-lol, lots of frog stitching going on. Who knows, it might go on the list of stitches I like:)

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