Brooch with Glass Beads and Seed BeadsD17G
Make a full size diagram of the brooch or photocopy picture 1, enlarging it to the desired size. Trace the diagram on to the fabric. Embroider along the perimeter in A, using Fig. 1 as a guide or working as you'd love to. Once you have finished with one side, come back through all the beads, pulling the thread taut. This will force the beads to line up straight with each other. Embroider the inner lines in B (see the photo or the diagram). Fill in the free space in C, D.
Adding the outer backing and beading the basic edge. Put the brooch back side down on a piece of leather and trace its outline. Cut out the pattern. Fix a bar pin finding to the back side of the brooch, sewing it in the middle. Go through each bar pin hole to fix it taut.
Lay the leather flat over the finding and the brooch to mark the points where the pin stems are. Cut small holes at the marks. Spread some glue over the back side of the brooch; slip the pin and the pin stems through the holes in the leather and press it down flat. A tip: Be careful not to apply the glue all the way to the edge because later on you will need to stitch through the backings near the edge to add more beads. You do not want glue in that area. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Bead the basic edge in B, A (Fig. 2). Attach G fringe at the bottom.