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!


  1. Beautiful Charise, lovely finishing touches

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

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

  4. You create some amazing and beautiful things!

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


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