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Topic: Teach Me: Embroidered Pendant Necklace  (Read 4775 times)
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« on: December 20, 2012 02:47:09 PM »

I would love to know how to make one of those adorable embroidered pendants that are all over Etsy right now, and where you can get the best blank pendants/bezels for the job. I have searched the supplies section but I have no idea what type of pendants/bezels are best for this. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012 07:27:03 AM »

I haven't made one myself yet, but I have been thinking about it.  How I was thinking about doing it was to measure the inside of a pendant bezel or tray, do my design, and then cut a backing piece in cardboard that would fit inside the bezel.  Then wrap the cloth with the needlework onto the cardboard, with a bit of fill to plump it up, and sew or glue it tightly around the cardboard, and glue it to the base.  My worry about this would be if the profile of the edges of the bezel are too low and doesn't hide the edges of the piece well.

The next option is to get the frames that are used with memory glass, and to frame the backed piece in that, perhaps with a piece of wood, felt, leather, or whatever to back it with to finish the back.

I think there may be bezels made specific for this type of jewelry though, and maybe others can direct you to them.  These are just my thoughts as it has been on the back of my mind for awhile - on my mental to do/to try list.

« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012 12:16:05 PM »

Thank you Onyxnox!

I did find a tutorial (after a lot of searching) from So September that shows how she makes hers. It is very helpful and she even tells you where she buys the pendant settings.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012 07:43:37 AM »

I was thinking you could use the blanks for buttons and take off the backs. I've stitched up buttons before and the tutorial looks about the same. There is a craftster video on making and stitching them.

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