But what I want to tell you about today is a great product called "Nicole's Bead Backing". If you have been a follower of my blog over the past year plus, you may have heard me tout the virtues of interleaving. Well let me tell you...this Bead Backing is a great product to have. It totally eliminates the need for fabric and other backings for stabilization. It is stiff but not hard, easy to bead through, and can be cut to any shape you want with no fraying of the edges...it stays exactly as you cut it. And I double checked...it is also acid-free so it won't eat up your threads. This is what her insert says:
"Use each piece as is or cut to size. Superior texture and thickness for flat beadwork, applique, or gluing on cabochons, glass beads, stones, shell and other natural materials. Bead Backing is also perfect for sewing or gluing on ribbon, lace, or floss to add to your beading designs. Use beading supplies and any beading technique you desire."
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And I couldn't say it better in my own words. This product is great for bead embroidery! It comes in 14 or 15 different colors...I think the original package came in 14 colors, but she now has a light camel color as well. You can buy a sample kit of all the colors that come in sizes of approximately 4"x4", and some are a little bigger. You can also buy half sheets of all the colors that are 9"x6". And now you can also order the newest color in 12"x9" sheets. I love the new color because it is so neutral and can go with so many colors and types of beads.
I would really recommend trying Nicole's Bead Backing. I think you will really love working with it! To see more about Nicole, her work and shops here are her links:
Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your Bead Backing with me! I will definitely be using it, and I hope you all give it a try, too!!!