Bead Embroidered Barrette

by Nancy Rocknich.
(United States)

Bead Embroidered Barrette by Nancy Rocknich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Finished barrette, easy peasy

I love beaded barrettes. I made this one from a beautiful Green Onyx cabochon and two agate cabs.

A simple design using seed beads, pearls.

Bead Embroidered Barrette by Nancy Rocknich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Glued and first round of beading

Glue down the cabs with E-6000 onto Nicole’s beadbacking.

Bead Embroidered Barrette by Nancy Rocknich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Beading Complete adding barrette and backing

Using back stitch, peyote stitch beads around cabs, fill in gaps with some pearls, attach barrette, cover with ultra suede, bead around the edges with brick stitch and a picot and voila barrette is complete.

Bead Embroidered Barrette by Nancy Rocknich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Cut around barrette and begin edging

Bead embroiderdry is such a versatile beading technique, simple or complex lots of fun.

Nancy Rocknich
Wildwood Beadworks
Etsy Wildwood Beadworks

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Gorgeous, Nancy! Your embroidered bead design takes the barrette from ordinary to extraordinary. The cabochon designs are really interesting, too. And thank you for showing how you created this piece.

  • Judith says:

    Stunning! What a unique and wonderful piece!

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