The Beading stitch is a loop or knot, formed over the principal thread.
The illustration below shows the exact mode of working the stitch, which is used sometimes where very light sprays are introduced into a design.
This stitch has the appearance of a wound stitch but its manner of working is not at all like that of the French Knot or Bullion Stitch. The knot or loop, which gives this outlining stitch its name, is made by taking a stitch across the outline, after bringing the needle and silk through at the point farthest from you, from the left side somewhat down and toward the right; throwing the silk around the point of the needle from left to right also. Repeat at regular intervals along the outline.