This pretty DIY Embroidered Snowflake Ornament is perfect for beginners, because you only need to know the back stitch.
From DMC: Uses are outlining, straight and curved lines.
- Work from right to left.
- Bring needle up at 1 and back down at 2.
- Move left and bring needle up at 3, then back down at 1. Continue stitching.
Each crystal is glued on to mesh individually to create these eye catching tattoo chokers. I mentioned in another post how much I love Allison’s photography of her jewelry creations, and this post is no exception. You can go to the link to see how the other chokers look on model Karlee Dewan – my favorite is the blue wave.
The locket or “wish box pendant” is what makes this necklace special. Allison has linked to her supplier and I was surprised at how many different “wish box pendants” they had (and how reasonable the cost). Also, Quiet Lion has some of the most beautiful and imaginative photographs of jewelry – so if you are interested in that, I’d check out her site.
My Favorite Supplier of the Unique and Quirky
One of my favorite suppliers is Ornamentea.com (and I am not sponsored or an affiliate of theirs). My jewelry instructor recommended Ornamentea to me years ago. They have a rotating stock of the most unique jewelry supplies I’ve seen. I posted about them here – see photo collage below (although because it is a rotating stock, not all item still available).
Other favorites from Ornamentea are their frame lockets from $2.00 – $3.50. Search for “frame lockets”. I also like their mini apothecary bottles (top to bottom): Fat Friar Bottles 12 for $4.00, Urchin Shape Round Bottles 12 for $7.50 and Miller’s Shape Vial Charm/Bottle 12 for $5.10.