This is some free form embroidery I did on my machine using very basic curves. Adding different beads and crystals to the stitching can really change and enhance the look. It is so much fun to create different possibilities for a truly unique garment. Before computerized embroidery machines were in use, embroidery was either done by home machines, as I've done here, or by hand. Either way is more slow going than the speedy machines that can be purchased today but if you let your imagination get moving and have a little patience - you can create incredible results!


Beadwork and Embroidery

Here's another option for embroidery, beadwork, and embellishment. This design could be used for a gown's bodice, or an allover design, or the trim on a hem...... maybe on velvet, or done with black thread and red crystals?


I had the pleasure of checking out a etsy blogger teamate today. Well, a little late, but I'm still figuring it all out. Anyway, for some very sweet little items, check out Nicodesigns.