Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beaded ropes: chenille stitch


I really like beaded ropes! They make great simple bracelets and necklaces on their own, or wonderful ways to show off a beaded or bead embroidered pendant.

It's a hybrid between herringbone and netting stitch, and it makes a lacy, fairly open rope.

I learned this stitch yesterday and worked up two examples of it.  The bottom version is worked in size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki colour Salmon  SB11-0553  for the main colour and black for the netting.

The top version is worked in size 8/0 beads: a brown mix for the main colour and copper metal for the netting.