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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rose Quartz and Pearl Necklace (link to picture!) on: August 15, 2012 01:59:17 PM
Hello! Here is a necklace I made for a friend's mom... Hope you like it!

C&C always welcome!

Thanks for looking Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Marge Simpson Portrait - Punchneedle Embroidery et cetera on: August 14, 2012 10:54:37 PM
This is a portrait of Marge Simpson I did for a friend's birthday present. It took about 10-15 hours... I didn't count. There is about 30 yards of embroidery floss in the hair alone. The hair is about 90% punchneedle embroidery, 7% bullion stitch, and 3% French knots. At first I wanted to do all French knots... ambitious, right? Then I decided to do bullion stitch and out of desperation scoured the internet to find PUNCHNEEDLE EMBROIDERY. Which I now love!

The necklace is made with coral beads. This wasn't my first time to embroider, but it was the first time to do anything other than what I would call "doodle" embroidery. I learned a lot about the satin stitch... like don't use all six threads.

The outline is done in backstitching.

I bought the frame/mat board at a local thrift store for about 25 cents. I spray painted the frame and painted the mat board with acrylic paint.

And a picture of the back for good measure Smiley

Thanks for looking at my first post EVER! Comments and Critiques/Advice is very much welcome!
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