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Jul. 16th, 2008 @ 01:08 am [Help] Beading on Dress
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Hello! I've been sewing for seven years and have decided in the last couple of days to try my hand at beading.

I have this ankle-length black dress which is spaghetti-strapped, a v-neck cut and backless. I've had it for 8 years and have decided that I need to spice it up for a party I am attending on Thursday with some simple beading.

The beads I have bought are the small round kind in metallic colors of copper, silver, purple and blue. What kind of thread do I use? Will my sewing thread work? Does anyone have a link to any picture tutorials for beading on clothes (my dress is a heavy polyester blend) and patterns? I'm thinking a very simple fireworks theme would be nice right along the neckline.

Thank you!
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From:beejang
Date:July 16th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
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I never did bead embroidery myself but I own a blouse with bead on it. For what I know, they use Nymo or embroidery floss. In my country, they widely use Venus thread for embroidery.

I only have the links in Thai and there are not exactly picture tutorial. But the pictures are clear enough to understand. I hope it can helps.

http://topicstock.pantip.com/jatujak/topicstock/2007/05/J5376069/J5376069.html
http://topicstock.pantip.com/jatujak/topicstock/2007/10/J5973346/J5973346.html
http://topicstock.pantip.com/jatujak/topicstock/2006/11/J4893158/J4893158.html
http://topicstock.pantip.com/jatujak/topicstock/2006/07/J4580929/J4580929.html

Oh, if you need translation for any link, please let me know.

Edited at 2008-07-16 03:33 pm (UTC)
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From:ladygoddess
Date:July 16th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Haha, thank you! About half an hour after I posted, I realized the phrase I needed was "bead embrodiery." :-)

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From:beejang
Date:July 17th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
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It happens to me all the time that I can't think of the right vocabulary, haha.
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From:ladygoddess
Date:July 18th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
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Thanks to your help, I managed to do the bead embrodiery on my dress. Ignoring my lovely face there, here is the results! (the beads continue onto my back to all the straps)

http://a533.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/16/l_ddfe5f1e322fc9abff0420127841e26c.jpg
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From:beejang
Date:July 18th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, it is very lovely, both you and your dress ♥