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Stitched Diamonds Necklaces

About this design:

designed by Marie

I have so much yarn at home that it’s driving my husband crazy, so I had to find creative ways to use it up! When I saw these stitchable wood focals, my mind instantly conjured up visions of a bold yarn sewn onto the natural wood, the yarn and the wood complementing each other. Using yarn scraps from a sweater I’m knitting, I had something unique and personal in just a few minutes. The best thing is, just changing the yarn you use will produce an entirely different effect. Enjoy!

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Choose a thread or yarn color of your choice. It’s great to choose a color that will contrast and pop against the walnut wood of the stitchable. Thread a beading needle with your yarn and begin stitching two diamonds together by lining up two opposing sides of the diamonds. Make sure the diamonds are lined up so both of the larger holes (for jump rings) point outwards.
Step 2:
Starting where the diamond points meet, stitch upwards through one diamond’s hole, and through and down the exact opposite hole on the other diamond.
Step 3:
On the back, thread upwards in the hole next to the first hole you stitched through, creating a diagonal line. Continue stitching in the same fashion all the way up the joined sides. If you wish, you can finish by stitching back over the same stitches to where you first began.
Step 4:
Tie a knot (on what you wish to be the back of the focal), add a dab of glue to the knot, and trim the yarn. You can also trim the yarn with an extra 1-2 cm and then thread the ends under the cross-crossed stitches to keep them from fraying.
Step 5:
Alternatively, you can continue in back-stitch around first one diamond, and then the second, before tying off your ends. I did this to create create a solid border of color. Is it just me, or does it look like a cute fox head?
Step 6:
Add jump rings to the large holes at each tip, attach your favorite matching chain and clasp and start sporting your new stitched focal! Use jump rings to join two or more pieces to create a beautiful and one-of-a-kind chevron necklace!

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Package of 40
1-2$1.20
3-9$1.08
10+$0.96
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Hamilton Gold (plated) Flat Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 11x4mm Links

per foot
1-2$3.40
3-5$2.99
6+$2.82
Hamilton Gold (plated) Round Wire Cable Chain

Measurements: 2.5mm links

per foot
$1.45
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Hamilton Gold (plated) Small Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 4x2mm links

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$1.40
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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Marie, your stitched pieces have endless possibilities. I love to see how other people interpret designs using all the different elements Lima carries. Fun pieces :)

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    What fun. A necklace to match your sweater.

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