I am a very much design as I go when it comes to seam embellishment.
Right now I am getting some basic stitches in place, then I will go back and add details. Most of the embellishment will be beaded, but I have added some thread and silk ribbon stitches.
This is the center of the block, I am not thrilled with the stitching so far, but will leave it for now until I figure out how to fix it. I like the fact that is goes on and off the seam line, but when looking at the block from a distance, the detail get lost. I think it is because the embellishment around it are so strong and it is rather subtle.
This seam is done with some silk ribbon that I dyed. I see it surrounded by leaves and other floral details. But I am holding of as I dont know what I want to add to the curvy beaded line. I think I made it too much of a curve back and forth but again it will stay for now. If I ripped out everything I was dissatisfied with, I would never get anywhere.