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Subject: I often use small accent stones around the outside of the embroidery, usually 20ss spaced about 1/2 to 3/4" apart, depending on the embroidery. I've also used various sizes within or on the embroidery, scaling sizes to match the scale of the embroidery. And sometimes different colors, too - e.g., a color to match the dress as an outline along the embroidery, to give sparkle without a polka dot look.

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Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 06:12:07am
In reply to: Thanks for your help! OP 's message, "Where did you put all those small accent stones? I have no stones on the satin stiching itself, just big ones inside on the applique fabric, plus big ones on the belt and around the neckline. Did you put the small ones right on the embroidery, or along it, or scattered on the base fabric, or all of the above? *grin*" on Wednesday, March 13, 02:27:18pm

I lay out various arrangements, then my dd decides what she likes best. I've scattered stones on a ruffle skirt, but not on the bodice - too random for me, but that's personal taste.

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