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Embroidered Roses on Linen Necklace with Vintage Rhinestones | by Sylvia Windhurst
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Embroidered Roses on Linen Necklace with Vintage Rhinestones

Beautiful and subtle shades of plum, burgundy, olive and moss combine in this mixed media necklace with a wonderful retro quality.


I started with moss green linen which I backed with stiff fabric interfacing. Using both bead embroidery techniques and tapestry embroidery techniques I created a tiny scene of a fantasy garden. The flowers have vintage rhinestones as the centers, surrounded by bead embroidery using nymo thread and size 11 and size 15 seed beads. The leaves and stems are made of split stitch using cotton embroidery floss and more bead embroidery.


I backed the pendant with soft pale green ultra suede and framed it in brick stitch with a decorative beaded loop edging. Brass wire loops were anchored in the fabric layers to provide a sturdy base for the brass chain side pieces.


I finished the necklace with wire wrapped loops in vintaj brass with shiny olive czech glass beads and two 8.5 inch lengths of vintaj brass chain. The closure is a vintaj brass lobster claw.

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Taken on May 18, 2011