Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace

Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace

Hello, my readers, today I will guide you on how to make an Embroidered Necklace as a unique gift for your loved ones and friends. An Embroidered Necklace is a type of necklace with an embroidered pendant, and you can choose meaningful images for it (such as pictures of loved ones, pets, or fingerprints). Alternatively, you can simply choose images that you find beautiful and would like to wear around your neck. This type of necklace is quite challenging to find and not easily available, so if you learn how to make an Embroidered Necklace, who knows, you might discover a new business opportunity? Now, let’s enjoy the demonstration of the Embroidered Necklace – please follow along.

Here’s Somethings You’ll Need:

  • A base fabric (I used felt)
  • Iron-on interfacing
  • Embroidery thread in your desired colours
  • A bezel pendant setting
  • An embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needles (or any needle with a big enough eye)
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Chain or cord
  • Jump rings
  • A clasp

Step 1: Prepare Your Design

Start by ironing two layers of felt together to prevent the embroidery from being too thin. Then, use an embroidery hoop to stretch the felt layers that you just ironed, making sure not to stretch it too much, as the fabric may distort when embroidered, making it challenging to work with. Next, sketch the pendant shape onto the fabric (in my case, since the pendant is square, I will sketch a square), ensuring precise measurements.

Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace
Use an embroidery hoop to stretch the felt layers

Come up with ideas for the image you want to embroider on the pendant (I chose “Starry Night” for my necklace). Sketch the images you’ve brainstormed earlier using a pencil or embroidery chalk to avoid smudging on the fabric background. When choosing embroidery thread colors, opt for bright or pastel hues to make the artwork more appealing and visually pleasing.

Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace
Smudging on the fabric background

When you begin embroidering your artwork onto the fabric, I recommend carefully planning your time allocation as this process can be quite time-consuming. While embroidering, you can listen to music, watch over children, or listen to podcasts to make the experience more enjoyable and prevent boredom.

A tip for you when embroidering your artwork on the fabric is: Don’t leave any gaps or spaces on the fabric. Ensure that all spaces are filled in because when viewed up close, others will “judging” your work more closely.

Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace
Don’t leave any gaps or spaces on the fabric

Step 2: Making The Pendant

Complete your embroidered piece, remove it from the embroidery hoop, and trim the excess fabric around the artwork (leave 0.2 to 0.4cm of extra fabric). Use an iron to press the piece, making it look softer and neater. Also, trim any excess thread on your work to make it cleaner.

Fold the extra fabric mentioned earlier to the back of the piece and use glue to secure it. Apply glue to the entire back of the piece and wait for 10 seconds for the glue to partially dry. During these 10 seconds, apply glue to the inner part of the bezel pendant setting. Be cautious not to use too much glue, as it can overflow and create a mess on your product.

Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace
Apply glue to the entire back of the piece

Attach the back of your piece to the bezel pendant setting, ensuring that the glue is evenly distributed on both sides when they come into contact. Use a clothespin from your wardrobe to clip them together securely, and then wait. The waiting time is at least 3 hours (but for extra assurance, I waited for 6 hours).

Last Step: Complete The Necklace

After the glue has dried, take the pre-prepared chain and thread it through the hole on the bezel pendant setting. The length of the chain depends on personal preference. Then, take the jump ring prepared earlier and attach it to both ends of the chain. That’s it! You have completed your own Embroidered Necklace.

Guide To Make Your Own Embroidered Necklace
Perfect Embroidered Necklace

Congratulations on successfully crafting a necklace with such intricate details. It takes real skill to embroider a piece of art within such a small space. Thank you for reading our article. Feel free to leave comments below if you have any questions or would like to share your creations with us. We’ll respond as quickly as possible. Loveeee.

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