Don't make promises you know you cannot keep... yes yes, I should have known that it is always a bad idea to say that I wouldn't try a certain technique if in that certain technique beads are involved...
I have been admiring bead embroidery for a long time. You all make wonderful jewelry with this technique and so far I have been just saying that it's something I would never ever try. Never say never, that is more than true in my case, it looks like.
So, let me show you the first ever attempt at bead embroidery. A pendant made with a beautiful magenta cabochon that I have got from Julia, surrounded by Toho seed beads sizes 8, 11, 15 and Preciosa seed beads size 15. It isn't a small piece though. It measures 7,5 x 4,5 cm (3 x 1,77"). And it still needs a proper cord, I know. Only I haven't decided yet if it's going to be a crochet rope or a leather cord.
All I can say though is that I am quite proud of it. ;) Sure, it could have been looking better, but as for the first trial it's not that bad, I hope. I'm even more proud of myself, as I haven't checked any tutorial... just made it as I thought it should have been made, so all of you who have tried this technique already can tell me now what I did wrong. ;)
And now it's time for me to go, so see you next time. :)