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How to Embellish with Beads the Mirabilia Way by pinkythepink How to Embellish with Beads the Mirabilia Way by pinkythepink
Since early this year (2014) I have been on a hunt for how Mirabilia (Nora Corbett) wants all the beautiful beadwork she designs to be attached to the fabric. Many websites, and even forums, give basic instructions for how to add beads, but none were satisfactorily "official" for how it should be done. My efforts were rewarded with a randomly scanned page from The World of Cross Stitching magazine, showing me exactly what I must do for Mirabilia patterns! The image was blurry, the instructions were short, but I preserved and will now share my knowledge with you.

The original pin I found the instructions on is here: www.pinterest.com/pin/40715362…

I consider this method the "official" way for Mirabilia styling since it was published in a magazine with her pattern. There are many other methods for attaching beads out there so don't limit yourself!

Mattsma helped with quality control on this by making sure all my photos accurately told how to do it. :)

How to bead flowers, snowflakes, and other shapes:
How to Embellish with Bead Shapes by pinkythepink
Other tutorials and related piece:
How to Undo the Common Loop Knot by pinkythepinkStarting Your Linen Stitches by pinkythepinkHow to Embellish with Bead Lines by pinkythepink
Mirabilia's Dressmaker's Daughter (No Beads) by pinkythepinkMirabilia's Dressmaker's Daughter by pinkythepink
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yarngirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tut with great pictures and very clear instructions, thanks very much for sharing it!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you so very much, you're quite welcome!
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MonikaKryza Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
good idea!
Hug thanks
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :hug:
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MonikaKryza Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
hug x2! First emoticon X3 
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pakstadi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Wow! It's a very cunning idea, thank you for sharing! :-)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :D
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FlareineNinetails Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very well done :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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FlareineNinetails Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome. :D
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the tutorial, this will definatly come in handy eventually.

I giggled a bit at the part with needles not fitting through beads and attaching the bead to the thread seperatly, I had to do exactly this when doing my spring rabbits...for my TW patterns I have now bought a pack of embroidery beading needles, I hope those will work <3
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! I have needles that'll fit through the beads but not with eyes large enough to let me stick the DMC through the hole without a fit. :P I decided to just take the extra seconds to put on the beads manually instead of an hour of frustration threading the needle.
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Katjakay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:CameraGlomp: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is wonderful, I have beads on Cindy and this is just perfect, now I can't wait to try it, and I'm nowhere near that point. 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconsupertighthugplz: You're welcome and yayyyyyyy I can't wait to see! :happybounce:
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SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Huh that's neat.  I will have to try that on my next project that I bead.  I'm using my old way of doing it for my current project so I don't want to change halfway through.  But this is nice ^_^
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Isn't it? :D I was so pleased to learn it!

I understand consistency. :nod: I can't wait to see it allllll though :la:
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nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Writer
That's really interesting to know and, I think, can be applied to basically any cross-stitching pattern... thank you for sharing this. Glad you found out how to add the beads, those dresses are beautiful but I imagine they will be even grander with the beads ^^
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome and thank you so much! :iconrubcheeksplz:
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