Jun 122018
 

In part one of this series I showed how to design and create cute little scenes using silk ribbon, beads and simple embroidery stitches.

This is such a relaxing and fun pastime, I hope you give it a try.

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In today’s video I will show how to take your embroidered scene and fit it into a bezel so you can wear it as a necklace or other jewelry.

We’ll cover:

  • How to deal with round forms
  • How to create an easy miter for a clean finish on square or rectangular shapes
  • How I dealt with an usual style bezel frame.
  • **As a bonus I’ll show you my very first piece of silk ribbon embroidery! (Be prepared to wince.)

In case you missed it, you’ll find part one here: 

Silk Ribbon Jewelry-It’s Easier Than You Think! Simple Embroidery, Pretty Pendants, Tutorial Pt 1 of 2

Tools and Materials:

Those of you who are patrons, don’t forget that I have the sketches available to you for download at https://www.patreon.com/sandysewin/posts.

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Silk Ribbon Jewelry-How To Create Darling Embroidery Pendants, Tutorial Pt 2 of 2 video at YouTube.

Watch part 1:  Silk Ribbon Jewelry-It’s Easier Than You Think! Simple Embroidery, Pretty Pendants, Tutorial Pt 1 of 2

May 292018
 

I’ve enjoyed hand embroidery since I was a little girl of around eight or nine years old.

So when I first encountered the concept of doing those same stitches I had made with wool and floss, but instead using silk ribbon, I was intrigued

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This was about 20 years ago and I wasn’t into jewelry making then, but I sure did have fun embellishing lots of garments and home dec!

Then the kind folks at Thread Nanny contacted me and wanted to know if I would like to use some of their ribbons in my videos.

And so I took another look at the possibilities for silk ribbon, especially in jewelry as that is where my focus is these days. It was a lot of fun finding cute bezels and sketching out charming little scenes.

I especially delighted in adding beaded and embroidery floss embellishments.

Harlow hoop

By the way, here’s a secret I didn’t think to mention in the video: that blue oval hoop I use for embroidery? It’s the same one I used as a little girl!

In fact, it even has my maiden name engraved on it, lol.

I hope you give designing and creating your own little silk ribbon scenes a try, it’s fun, relaxing and very satisfying.

Be sure to watch for Part 2 of the tutorial, where I’ll show how to finish your embroidered pieces.

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Silk Ribbon Jewelry-It’s Easier Than You Think! Simple Embroidery, Pretty Pendants, Tutorial Pt 1 of 2 video at YouTube.

Part 2 is up now: Watch the Silk Ribbon Jewelry-How To Create Darling Embroidery Pendants, Tutorial Pt 2 of 2 video at YouTube.

Jan 252012
 

Nothing too exciting on my desk today.  What you see is me in between projects.

On the left are leftovers from the purple coat.  Don’t know that this style will even need shoulder pads, and if so they probably won’t be as huge as these. I’m just about done, there’s only the lower hems, a little bit of inner finishing and choosing some cool new buttons.

The wooden tailor’s clapper is invaluable for dealing with this thick wool.  Slap it on to the seams right after pressing and it instantly cools and flattens them, giving you a beautiful finish.

(Click on the photo for a larger view.)

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The Spellbinders set is the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Dies.  They should be great for cards as well as scrapbooks.  This purchase was an absolute necessity, as I only needed a few more points before the end of the month to get my $10 certificate from A.C. Moore.  It would have been a waste not to have bought them.  Haha.  (How’s that for rationalization?)

The stuff on the right is my next project, a Valentine’s challenge from May Arts ribbon.  You can probably tell it will involve silk ribbon embroidery, but other than that I can’t say more now.   I will give directions, maybe even make a video when it’s all done.

In the middle is my trusty MP3 player.  I LOVE this thing!  It’s fantastic to be able to listen to books whilst doing boring, mindless stuff like dishes, housework, gardening, or hand hemming coats.

Speaking of which, I’m off to finish that coat.  I’ll post pics when it’s all done.

Happy Creating and Happy WOYWW!

P.S.  To take a peek at the workdesks of creative people from all over the world, go here.  We do this every Wednesday, and it’s kinda fun!