I am pleased with how this seam treatment turned out. Done on a darker fabric with the lighter beads it is a stand out. These bugle beads are some of my favorite. I have them in two colors the light greenish blue seen here and also a blueish green. They were purchased at the Sioux Trading Post in Rapid City, SD.
This branch and leaf seam treatment turned out so well, that it has expanded to a few other areas of this block and on to the next block. I think it needs some berry or flower details added with some pink or red beads.
Here is a variation on a Cretan stitch.
This is one of my favorite beaded stitches, the feather. I usually starts on a seam and then spreads out and grows. Not sure if I like the lighter green beads I was just getting started on here. They seem to stand out on the block. I think the problem is there are not enough of them, so I am sure I will add a few more. This seam treatment now has a green silk ribbon added, weaving around the flowers. But I thought I would show how it started.