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Topic: Cross stitch Jewelry - Ladybug Ring and Charlie Brown Pendant  (Read 3969 times)
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« on: June 20, 2011 09:10:57 AM »

I met this lady in Gatlinburg who made the most beautiful cross stitch jewelry, reminiscent of the dainty antique brooches with Victorian flowers and filigree. I loved them and since then I've been trying to find an original way to make cross stitch jewelry. I've tried decoupaging designs to scrabble tiles but didn't like that the aida looked wet.

I found at Michael's a Sterling plated bezel pendant from Jill MacKay Collection. The pendant is deep enough for cross stitch fabric and includes an adhesive cover. I had to file the edges slightly on the cover to get it to fit inside the pendant. Since I'm a huge Charlie Brown fan, I designed a simple pattern that looked like his shirt. I'm really happy with this necklace and it always gets lots of attention when I wear it.



Using button covers, I made this ladybug ring. The pattern is from 2001 cross stitch designs book.



There's are great button cover tutorial http://www.craftster.org/video/How-to-Make-Fabric-Covered-Buttons-222729862 on Craftster quickies. Instead of using fabric, use a finished cross stitch design. Since aida and evenweave is thicker than most fabric, leave more fabric around the edges.



I used the button to make a wire wrapped ring using nickel silver wire and a ring mandrel.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011 09:23:18 AM »

I saw the thumbnail photo of this on the Crafster main page and went OMG CHARLIE BROWN'S SHIRT!!  I love it, and the ladybug ring is also fantastic. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011 09:43:36 AM »

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011 05:29:41 AM »

Both are so cute, love them!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011 09:43:49 AM »

The charlie brown shirt is so great. Simple but so recognizable. Marvelous job on both of these! It's fun to see cross-stitch made into something other than a wall hanging or pillow. Way to think outside the box!
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011 05:35:50 PM »

I love the ring! My niece would love it
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011 08:42:25 AM »

Oh wow! Yeah the the stitching is well done and I am always a fan of cross-stitch jewelry but it's the Charlie Brown one that caught my eye. I would so wear that!

Also, thanks for the info on where you got it, the product line and filing/fitting. I'll be off to my local Michaels later today!   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011 02:34:30 PM »

LOVE the Charlie Brown Pendant! I'm so glad that you used the video for your ring. It looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011 02:35:50 PM »

Very cute!

So the pendant is just kind of a bezel type thing that you put a cross stitch into instead of a stone?
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011 02:53:48 PM »

Very cute!

So the pendant is just kind of a bezel type thing that you put a cross stitch into instead of a stone?

Pretty much, but it seemed deeper than most regular bezel pendants and it also included an adhesive cover.


Also, thanks for the info on where you got it, the product line and filing/fitting. I'll be off to my local Michaels later today!   Smiley

You're welcome. I'm more than happy to share because I've been searching for years for something that worked. Make sure you sand down the sides of the adhesive cover to fit inside before removing the backing. If not, the filings from the cover will stick to the adhesive and make the inside look dusty. I think that is my only compliant about the product. The cover doesn't seem to fit properly. And make sure you don't press too hard because the cover will break.

LOVE the Charlie Brown Pendant! I'm so glad that you used the video for your ring. It looks great!
Thanks and you're welcome. I've really enjoyed the quickies. I'm planning on experimenting with making coasters using porcelain paint pens soon.
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