If you have been around here for any amount of time you've probably picked up on the fact that I love felt. I have made just about everything from felt: finger puppets, mug cozies, children' books, electronics cases and ornaments. But, I had never made jewelry...until now!
Last week I made three felt, embroidered pendants. Aren't they pretty? These are easy, they just take a little time. Here's the how to:
Felt (the good wool stuff is best)
Needle Nosed Pillars
1. Cut out three different sized circles from different colors of felt. I used a pattern for this step just because I don't naturally cut perfect circles.
2. Embroider the top. For one pendant I used a back stitch with a cross stich over it. From another I used various pedal stitched on top of each other. And for the red pendant I did various backstitches around the circle. I worked from the center out while embroidering.
3. Once the front is done, stitch a washer to the back. This will give it weight so it will hang like a necklace should.
4. Then cut out a back piece, the same size was your biggest circle. Attach to the back (so the washer is sandwiched inside) with a back stitch, or whatever you choose.
5. Finally, using the end of a needle nosed pillars, poke a hole through the top of the completed pendant. Insert a ring finding and close with the pillars.
I'm really excited about these. They are statement jewelry...without being too much of a statement! Which one do you like best?
This might actually get me to start wearing jewelry!
As always, I'm so touched you stopped by!