How To: Spice up your cross stitching with beads and charms

Spice up your cross stitching with beads and charms

This video shows ways to spice up your stitching using beads and charms. It's a great way to add 3D aspects without having to do complicated techniques. Examples of good places to add beads are eyes, punctuation marks, and similar things. They can be used instead of stitches such as French knots. Sometimes using embroidery needles can make it easier to add beads to the stitching. Since the beads don't wash well, wash your design after the stitching but before adding the beads. You can also stitch on charms and sequins, or use metallic thread to add a little glitter to the stitching.

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