Name that beading stitch

Posted by Jane Cruz
on Monday, July 22, 2013

technique #1
technique #2
technique #3
technique #4
technique #5
technique #6

Mondays are staff meeting days at Bead&Button, and one of the highlights of these meetings is reviewing new project submissions. If you've ever wanted to see one of your original designs published in the magazine, be sure to read Associate Editor Stacy Werkheiser's article on p. 11 of the August issue of Bead&Button about submitting your projects for publication.

One of the things I enjoy most about the new proposals is the many different beading techniques represented. We're always on the lookout for new techniques or an old favorite used in an innovative way. We also make sure there is a wide variety of techniques in every issue, so it's important for us to be able to recognize the beading technique(s) used in each project at a glance.

Have you ever counted just how many beading techniques you know? Can you tell peyote stitch from herringbone stitch just by looking at a project? Here's a fun exercise to see how well you know your beading stitches. The photos on the right are numbered 1–6. Each is an example of a different beading stitch. Can you match the photo with the correct name of the stitch it represents? Post your answers as a comment to this blog and let’s see how well you know your stitches! Ready, set, go!

Match the photo on the right with the correct name of a beading technique on the left.

A. St. Petersburg Chain

B. Peyote stitch

C. Right-angle weave

D. Netting

E. Daisy chain

F. Herringbone stitch

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