Bead stitching encompasses so many different techniques it is impossible to show them all here. Bead stitching is done with a needle and thread – like sewing – and there are different stitches to accomplish different looks. There are flat stitches, tubular stitches, and many other different combinations using different sizes and types of beads.
Spiral rope, netting, and herringbone stitches are just a few of my favorites! Browse the Bead Stitching samples in my Portfolio to see just a few of the possibilities!
Off-loom techniques, or beadweaving, includes stitches such as square stitch, peyote stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone and others. While many people use a loom to accomplish these stitches, it is possible to create them without the use of a loom.
An advantage to working off-loom is that you can create a piece larger than a loom would accommodate. The project below measures approximately 4″ x 6″ and was done in 2-drop peyote stitch, with approximately 100 different colors of beads! The image next to it is a photo I took at a lovely place I visited in Sicily. Browse the Off-Loom samples in my Portfolio to see just a few of the possibilities!