Here are some new patterns to stitch that are versatile. They can be stitched over one thread on 28 count linen and made into jewelry, or on 14 count and mounted on tins, featured on a wooden box, on clothing or made into an ornament.
I used 28 count linen from Wichelt for the fabrics, and made cording out of one of the DMC colors I used in the stitched piece to frame it.
This week I got my hands on a new product from DMC, stitchable wire mesh. One side is gold and the other is silver. I used one strand of DMC floss and stitched over only one mesh so I could make bracelets. When I make larger jewelry my family accuses me of making Mr. T starter kits, so I kept it small so as not to weigh them down too much. The bezels and bracelets I found at Fire Mountain Gems.
I found glass tiles and these copper bezels at Collage Arts & Crafts Supply store in Sellwood which is in Portland, Oregon. After I stared them down for several months and dared them to inspire me, this is what happened.
I used my four sided knot pattern from the Celtic Series and stitched it on 40 count silk mesh so it would fit on a one inch square.
I decided to make something with my tangled ball of threads and my two inch square of green fabric I couldn’t throw out that kept haunting the bottom of my cross stitch bag. I stitched one of the shamrocks from the Trinity Prayer Chart on 28 count Morning Dew, one strand over one square. I used 002 Kreinik gold cording and DMC floss. Then I found a square black bezel from My Jewelry Shoppe. Now my cross stitch bag is slightly lighter and neater and I’m ready for St. Patrick’s Day.