Hi! I’ve been awful at updating (it’s been 9 months, awful is an understatement). I’m still embroidering, though! Instagram (follow me @toocrewel) makes it easy to not update, because I can post what I’m working on as it is happening. I remember when blogging was the main wait for me to show my work, and I miss it! So, here I am. Today I’m sharing with you a little embroidered necklace I recently made!
This little guy is probably one of my favorite necklaces I’ve made to date. The embroidery hoop itself is made by Dandelyne (Sonia has created such a community with her little hoops, seriously check her out!).
I did the embroidery on a medium weight white linen, and used mustard yellow, black, a silvery purple, and gold embroidery floss.
I have this necklaces listed in my shop, and since I updated last my necklaces are actually cheaper! They are now available for $15 +shipping.
I have another necklace design in a mini hoop to share today. This one is in an oval hoop, though! I’m obsessed with these little ovals and I can’t wait to buy some more.
This embroidery is done on a white linen, that I had dyed with blue and gold acrylic paint.
You can see more on this necklace in the shop, because it is for sale!
Remember how I said that I was now obsessed with these mini embroidery hoops from Dandelyne? Well, I am, and here is another necklace in one to prove it.
If you know the band the Descendents, you’ll know what this one is. But if you don’t, it is of Milo.
I’m planning on restocking this piece as soon as I get more mini hoops, because this piece is sold (and was my fastest selling piece yet, thanks Descendents fans!).
Lately I’ve been really getting into doing mini embroideries, and Sonia over at Dandelyne on Etsy makes the perfect little hoops for these! I’m obsessed.
For this piece I wanted to do something abstract, where I could focus mostly on the color and texture. Texture is my favorite part of embroidery and crewel.
Initially I was going to do an ombre effect in the hoop, but then it just kind of morphed into this. But I love it. You can read more about this piece in the shop, where it is for sale.
All week I have been sharing my pieces in my new tiny embroidery hoops, and today I’m sharing a giveaway! The Creative Muster has kindly given me one pack of three one inch embroidery hoops to giveaway to one of you! Yay!
Interested? Here is what you could win!
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That is a total of 8 way to enter to win! Just make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry you do on this post- otherwise they won’t count!
Giveaway ends on Friday, November 22nd!
Awhile back I ordered a few empty bezel sets to make some new jewelry pieces, one of which being this diamond shaped bezel. When I first made it I fully intended to sell it in my shop, however I honestly liked it too much to sell. Now you can spot me wearing this necklace around.
I used grey linen as the fabric for the base, and mint, light pink, copper, and purple as the floss for the embroidery.
One of my favorite things about embroidery is that there are so many different mediums you can use it with. Wearable items are absolutely my favorite thing to embroider on right now.
A while back I ordered a few empty bezels to make some more embroidered jewelry pieces. One of the bezel’s was this cute little brooch…
I did the geometric embroidery on grey linen using white, teal, orange, pea green, and purple embroidery floss. I wanted to keep the design long an lean to go with the shape of the bezel.
This brooch was the first piece I sold at my booth last weekend for the block party I was at, so I am thinking that I’m going to have to make a few more pieces like this.
What would you guys like to see embroidered on a brooch? Something abstract or something literal?
Remember how I mentioned getting a few empty bezels in the mail a little while back? So far I had made a brooch with them, and this past week I added a necklace to the list.
I used blue linen for the fabric, and colors of floss that reminded me of fall. I’m so excited for fall, and all the colors I’ve been using lately definitely show that. (The floss colors are all DMC and numbers 900, 166, 3848, 3852, 563, and 154 going from left to right if you see some you like!)
I love the chain as much as I love the embroidery aspect. I always have liked longer chains, and this one is no exception, it sits at 30″.
You can check out more photos, and more info on this piece on Etsy, where it is up for sale!
Recently I ordered quite a few empty bezel sets to make a brooch, earrings, and a couple of necklaces. The style of bezel is different than the ones I normally use, but different in a better way. The back has two layers, so with one you can wrap the fabric around, and the second is used to hide it all.
My first try was on the brooch, and I really dig it.
First I traced the shape of the brooch with white color pencil onto the fabric I chose, so I could embroider “in the lines.”
After I chose the colors I was ready to go. I started with the outline of the design. I did it with a back stitch, and then covered it with an overcast stitch to give it more of a finished look.
Next I filled the space between the lines with triangles using satin stitch.