Because this stitch is an edging stitch I made a heart with red perle 5 and 2,6 mm beads. On the inside I made backstitches with 2 threads of stranded DMC in the same color. It was easy to draw the heart, because the base is a cross stitch. I think there are more cross stitch patterns that can be adapted for the beaded Hedebo edge.
For my last experiment in perle 5 with 2,6 mm beads I made 5 rows of cross stitches (normal, wide, normal) from the top downward. Then I started the Hedebo from the bottom to the top. I like this variation very much, it reminds me of the dresses in the roaring twenties and an armadillo!
My zentangles where the inspiration for my next variation without beads. I made squares with 3 rows of the Hedebo edge and changed the direction for each square. I used orange variegated Sulky cotton 30.
This last experiment is a combination of a double herringbone stitch an 2 rows of beaded Hedebo stitches in DMC broder special and 2 mm beads.
If you want to see my complete sampler, just take a look at my Flickr-page.