Tag Archive | beaded stitches

A Heart a Day: 27

Heart Felt Wishes to you all! I love hearts, I love the shape, I love to decorate the house at Valentine’s Day, and I have a lot of hearts… so I decided to post A Heart a Day for the entire month of February.

Work with the colors that you LOVE! That’s what I tell my students when they ask me about color, and which colors to work with, I tell them to work with the colors that you love. Color always has the ability to make me smile! And when you are content, you can enjoy the process, and then the creativity will flow.

Happiest of heartfelt wishes for a wondrous day! ~Christen

Slow Stitchin’ on Sunday Morning

In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces, enjoy!

5″ x 5 1/2″

Sweet Caroline

This little purse was created for my book, Beaded Embroidery Stitching, by C&T Publishing. The base was created using my Scrumptious Scraps technique, along with a piece of silk habotai fabric, that I pleated and then dyed. The embroidery was worked in vignettes, vines, and border row sections, with couched cord finishing details. I used glass seed beads in sizes 6°, 8°, 11°, and 15°, and three sizes of flower rondelles.

Embroidery Stitches Used

  • Vignette stitches: French rose stitch, chain stitch continuous loops, stacked bead stitch (large and medium rondelles)
  • Decorative stitches: flower with petite petals, lazy daisy stitch with loop, lazy daisy stitch
  • Detail stitches: hippie flower stitch, floret stitch, stacked bead stitch (small rondelles and stacked seed beads)
  • Border rows: Spine vine stitch, even peyote stitch row curved, continuous bead stitch curved

Happy Stitching to You! Christen

PS: If you wish to see more of my work, check out the Gallery section.




This is an excellent beginning class to learn about beads, free-form stitched bead embroidery, with a step-by-step illustration of the design process. In Beadoodlery you will stitch beads onto to a fabric base to create a “doodled” bead pattern. I will provide 4 different heart shapes, though you can chose any design you like for the base.


Class Fee: $30.00/4 hour class

*Please note that this class does not include any of the materials, supplies or tools; these must be purchased by the student.

Class Requirements: Hand sewing skills, and some beading knowledge helpful.

Date and time: This class is not currently scheduled.


This class fee is paid directly to Christen. This can be paid by a PayPal invoice, or by check and sent to Christen. Please email Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com with your inquiries. Once the class is paid for the handout will be sent to the customer’s email address. The customer must print a copy of the handout to bring to the day of class.

Happy Stitching ~Christen