Jewelry Making Basics: Embroidered Accessories with P.S.- I Made This

Erica Domesek, Founder, P.S.- I Made This...

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3 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Inspiration + Ingredients

      1:43
    • 2. Embroidering the Pendants

      12:05
    • 3. Completing the Necklace + Other Accessory Ideas

      8:07

Project Description

Create your own embroidered statement jewelry

Inspiration and Ingredients

  1. Find inspiration! Look through magazines, blogs, and websites for images that give you ideas of fun

    Find inspiration! Look through magazines, blogs, and websites for images that give you ideas of fun embroidery uses and colors.

  2. Create a mood board with a collage of images to reference while you are planning out your design.

    Create a mood board with a collage of images to reference while you are planning out your design.

  3. Gather your ingredients! This is an  Amazon Store  list of the basic items I used to create my e

    Gather your ingredients! This is an Amazon Store list of the basic items I used to create my embroidered statement necklace, but feel free to go off on your own creative path!

  4. Share your moodboard or some inspirational images with the rest of the students within your "Project

    Share your moodboard or some inspirational images with the rest of the students within your "Project."  This way we can all inspire each other!

Embroider Like a Pro!

  1. If you are following along with our design, take your embroidery canvas and cut out five 10 hole x 1

    If you are following along with our design, take your embroidery canvas and cut out five 10 hole x 10 hole squares.

  2. Choose your embroidery colors.

    Choose your embroidery colors.

  3. Continue the embroidery around the edge... be careful when rounding the corners!

    Continue the embroidery around the edge... be careful when rounding the corners!

  4. Once you have made it around the entire perimeter, start the second color from the same corner that

    Once you have made it around the entire perimeter, start the second color from the same corner that you initially threaded through.  With the demonstration design, we have skipped two rows with a diagonal stitch.  

  5. Careul when turning the corner! Please reference the video for proper technique.

    Careul when turning the corner! Please reference the video for proper technique.

  6. When starting the final color, start in the center of the square with an "X" stitch.  Continue tw

    When starting the final color, start in the center of the square with an "X" stitch.  Continue twith the diagonal stitch in order to cover the whole area.

  7. Once you have covered the canvas square, knot the tails of the pendant.  Leave some room for the

    Once you have covered the canvas square, knot the tails of the pendant.  Leave some room for the jump rings to be inserted.

  8. Once you have the jump rings threaded through the knot, tighten the knot.  Cut off the extra embr

    Once you have the jump rings threaded through the knot, tighten the knot.  Cut off the extra embroidery thread. 

  9. Apply nail polish to the loose ends of the thread in order to keep them from fraying.

    Apply nail polish to the loose ends of the thread in order to keep them from fraying.

  10. Share a photo of your pendants in your "Project" tab! This way we will all get to see what we have b

    Share a photo of your pendants in your "Project" tab! This way we will all get to see what we have been working on and offer any feedback and high fives.

Completing the Necklace + Additional Ideas

  1. Cut your chain to approximately 16" using wire cutters.

    Cut your chain to approximately 16" using wire cutters.

  2. Choose 2 colors of embroidery thread; cut 7 strands each that measure four times the length  of yo

    Choose 2 colors of embroidery thread; cut 7 strands each that measure four times the length of your necklace chain.

  3. Place a bobby pin near the top of each set of thread then lay your thread on the left side of the ch

    Place a bobby pin near the top of each set of thread then lay your
    thread on the left side of the chain. Push the first color through the bottom of the first link then
    lay the second color over top and repeat to create a duo-colored braid alongside the chain.

  4. Remember: OVER, UNDER, THROUGH!

    Remember: OVER, UNDER, THROUGH!

  5. Once the chain is complete, fasten the pendants to the necklace using the junk rings.

    Once the chain is complete, fasten the pendants to the necklace using the junk rings.

  6. Share pictures of your embroidered statement necklaces in the classroom!  Can't wait to see what

    Share pictures of your embroidered statement necklaces in the classroom!  Can't wait to see what you all create!

Additional Resources

  • Find the list of project ingredients for this project in our Amazon Store.  You can also bring the list to your local arts and crafts store and purchase the items in person.

     

  • Check out this "Welcome to the Class" overview PDF for an idea of what you are getting yourself into!  

  • Here is an Additional Resources PDF that goes into some of the embroidery techniques you will be using to complete these projects.  This document goes into some other options that I don't cover in the videos, so hopefully it is a good reference for you!

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