One of my favorite emoji’s is the crystal ball. Naturally I decided to do an embroidery of it!
It is done in a 6″ wooden embroidery hoop painted white. It is on black cotton using two different purples, gold, and silver embroidery floss.
I liked this one so much I also made a necklace out of it!
It is done in a 1.5″ wooden embroidery hoop.
Both of these are available in the shop for sale.
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!
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!).
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.
I have another piece of embroidered jewelry to share today, and this time it is a ring! I haven’t made any rings yet, so I’m pretty stoked about it.
This was so easy to make. Earlier this year I made a tutorial on how to make embroidered necklaces, however this ring takes out half of the steps. I embroidered on felt versus fabric, and because of this I was able to eliminate the use of cardboard. Normally the fabric isn’t thick enough to just glue right onto the bezel, however with felt that is not an issue. So if you are interested in making one, you can follow these steps making the said adjustments.
You can pick up the empty bezels (both ring and pendants) at any craft store, I think I got these ones at either Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. Hobby Lobby is always a bit cheaper though!
Now hopefully I can remember to take it off when I wash my hands…