If you look closely at the swirl you will be able to see this blinged-up stitch! It is very easy to do and will add that personal touch to your makes!
You will need:
A piercing tool
Needle (thin enough to take beads but thick enough to take your thread)
The object to be decorated!
Some sticky tape would be handy too
Step One -
If I'm doing some hand sewing on card or paper, I always prick out the stitch pattern with my piercing tool beforehand - if you try doing it with your needle you might end up with sore fingers!
Step Two -
Stick the end of your thread onto the back of the card and bring the thread through the first hole to the front of the card.
Step Three -
Work a back stitch or a close running stitch, whichever you prefer, along the pattern you have already pricked out in Step One.
Step Four -
When you have reached the end, bring the thread back through the last hole to the front of the work and pass the needle under the nearest stitch. Pull gently tight.
Step Five -
Pick up a bead with your needle and push it to the end of the thread, near the project.
Step Six -
Now thread the needle under the next stitch along and again pull gently tight. You can move where the bead lies by loosening or tightening the thread.
Step Seven -
Keep wrapping the thread around the stitching in this manner and adding beads as you go along. Remember that you don't have to add beads and you can space the beads out how you like. Also experiment with different numbers of beads to alter the look.
Step Eight -
Keep working this beaded whip stitch until you reach the end and take the thread through the last hole to the back of the work and stick the end down.
Thanks for looking and I hope you have fun with this stitch.