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  • How to Make a Picot Edge
  • How to Make a Picot Edge
  • How to Make a Beaded Picot Edge - Bead Embroidery 101

How to Make a Picot Edge

Finish Edges of Seed Bead Designs
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time1-3 Hours
Use seed beads in groups of threes to create a scalloped edge around your design. author signature

A picot edge makes for a perfect embellishment to beaded focals. This type of beaded edge uses three beads in each flourish to create a unique fringe for your designs. This simple technique will add flair to your finished piece, catching the eye and drawing it toward that perfect cabochon or bead.

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Nymo D Bobbin Turquoise
Code NYD-TQ
$2.13
$2.89
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The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code NEED-11
$2.25
$3.19
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The BeadSmith 8.5x11-Inch White Bead Backing (4 Pc)
Code EMB-0025
$11.68
$14.09
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