Bead embroidery adds spark to your fiber art’s surface design as well as taking center stage in bead embroidered jewelry. No matter the end game for your bead embroidery, you want to keep the beads in place. After all, you want your work to last a long time. Starting with the best bead embroidery tools means a beautiful and lasting result, as well as a fun beading experience!
Native American bead embroidery is also called appliqué beadwork, a traditional craft found in clothing and accessories.
What do you need for bead embroidery?
We’ve rounded up our favorite tools below, and of course, you’ll need beads! To start, use size 10 or 12 beads, when you get comfortable with the techniques, you can go smaller! Here is our tutorial on how to bead embroider.
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