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.
This mini embroidery hoop necklace is very similar to the purple and gold one I shared last week.
For this one I used burnt orange, mustard yellow, a sorbet style orange, and gold.
I think it has a 70’s feel, it kind of reminds me of shag carpet. You can see more of this piece in the shop!
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For this necklace I wanted something that reminded me of the moon, but was a little bit abstract.
I used three different variations of grey for the embroidery.
You can see more of this moon inspired piece in the shop.
Recently I ordered a new set of mini hoops from Dandelyne, this time I got some horizontal ovals, and they were really fun to work with.
For this one I used four different shades of purplse and maroons, and also a little be of gold embroidery floss.
To make this I just outlined the shape of the hoop with a water soluble pen, and then I just started randomly filling it in.
I am very much in love with these colors, and I want everything in them now. This necklace is up for sale in the shop.
Stay tuned for more this week!
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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!
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.
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!