Stop Stitch

Instructions by Sherry Serafini, Bead Embroidery Artist,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

When adding beads in bead embroidery or other beaded designs, a "stop stitch" gives you lots of options. It is basically a bead held into place using needle and thread as well as a second bead.
Pass Needle Through and String Two Beads Pass your needle up through the beading medium or a bead in your design. String on two beads.
Pass Needle Back Through First Bead to Secure Beads Pass the needle and thread back through the first bead string, bypassing the second bead, then through the bead in your design or the beading medium securing the new beads in place.

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