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Assembling Hand Embroidered Jewelry

Assembling Hand Embroidered Jewelry

UPDATE APRIL 2020: My new jewelry kits are here! You can find the tropical plants kits here and the eucalyptus kit here. The favorite flowers kit (shown in the video below) is no longer stocked.

So you've stitched up some gorgeous embroidery art.  Now what? Let's turn it into jewelry!

I have been working with the lovely folks over at Nunn Design to come up with a super easy way to make your own hand embroidered jewelry.  I know close to nothing about jewelry design and...


How to Turn Your Hand Embroidered Art into a Wearable Patch

How to Turn Your Hand Embroidered Art into a Wearable Patch

Is there anything cooler than personalizing your clothes with your own needlework? Probably not.  When I first set out to start decorating my clothing I was very overwhelmed with all of the different options for making patches.  I got a little stuck trying to learn how to do it the "right way" before just diving in and seeing what worked for me.  So I encourage you to do the same!  See what you like, take it, and leave the rest.  Make it your own. 

 

So why go for a patch vs...


Stitch-Along Free Embroidery Sampler with Video Tutorial!

Stitch-Along Free Embroidery Sampler with Video Tutorial!

Find the updated (October 2017) beginner's pattern here

Did someone say free?!? Click HERE to "purchase" the downloadable pattern for $0.  

Got it? Now print it out!

What else will you need?

  • Some simple cotton fabric.  You can head to the quilting solids sections of the fabric store and grab something or just use that random pillowcase you have laying around.
  • An embroidery hoop.  I prefer wood but some like plastic.  This design will...


How to Stretch Your Embroidery Art on a Frame

How to Stretch Your Embroidery Art on a Frame

Embroidery art can look great framed in an embroidery hoop but if you want to go for a more sophisticated look you can frame your work in a rectangular or square format.  Making a trip to your local framers is an option or you can do it yourself at home using a wooden frame.  

You will need:

  • Completed embroidery art on a large enough piece of fabric to comfortably wrap around the frame.  I suggest having 2 - 3 inches extra on each edge but it will of course...