5.29.2013

Stitch with Style part 2

I was planning on writing this post last week but life got in the way.....
I've been on a Spring cleaning binge which is good....very good : )
 
I'm thrilled to have two more projects in the "Stitch with Style" issue from Stitch Magazine.
They are fun and easy projects that I hope will inspire you!

The first is an embellished cardigan sweater.  I have several vintage beaded sweaters I adore.  I thought it would be fun to take a new sweater and add bead embellishments!  The possibilities are endless -  you can personalize it in your favorite colors and beads.  Local bead stores have great selections and I also included resources for the beads and gems in the magazine.


The issue includes instructions to make the gem stone version as well!
 
The second project I designed is a Turquoise pendant necklace.  I love to make jewelry and have taken metalsmithing classes for the past 10 years.  I thought it would be a fun design challenge to make a necklace that  requires no torches or soldering and is made entirely with needle and thread!
 
 
I combined turquoise and mother of pearl beads but It would be stunning with other semiprecious beads!
 
xo
Charise

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful Charise, lovely finishing touches

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  2. is there anything you can't do? wonderful!

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  3. So, so very lovely! They are retro, yet totally "today" as well!

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  4. You create some amazing and beautiful things!

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  5. Those Diamonds on top of cardigan sweaterare the perfect place to put onto!

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