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Stitched Round Floral Focal Necklace

About this design:

designed by Marie

There are so many ways I imagined adding yarn to this focal, but I had to start somewhere. I had a wonderful crochet thread leftover from a previous project. Its soft lovely color, combined with the darker walnut wood of the stitchable piece, gave me an earthy, neutral vibe. Next time I have some leftover yarn in a brighter color, I’ll make myself some statement earrings that really pop!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Lace Weight Silk Yarn
  • Irish Waxed Linen
  • Walnut Wood Stitchable Focal
  • 18"-30" chain
  • matching jump rings
  • clasp if you necklace is too short to go over your head

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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.
  Step 2:
Thread a beading needle with your yarn and begin stitching around the woven circle. Starting at any hole, thread the needle upwards from back to front.
Step 3:
Next choose a hole less than half way around the circle to thread the yarn back through to the back. Be sure to choose a far enough away from the first hole so that your thread doesn’t cross the large hole in the middle. I chose the 9th hole from my starting hole.
Step 4:
Now, continuing in a clockwise fashion, continue weaving lines that are 9 holes apart, moving one hole for each diagonal line. I ended up threading my yarn through several holes more than once. Soon you’ll create a beautiful, moving diagonal line, like a parabola forming around the middle of your wood piece.
  Step 5:
Continue weaving around until you are satisfied with the shape you’ve made. I stopped once I’d made a symmetrical ‘U’ shape.
  Step 6:
Tie the ends together at the back, add a dab of glue to the knot, and trim and weave in the ends. Or simply glue the ends in place onto the back of the piece.
  Step 7:
Attach a jump ring and your favorite chain and you’re ready! I chose my favorite shimmery crochet thread, added some toho seed beads, and crocheted myself a quick necklace cord.
  Step 8:
You can wear it as so, or even further embellish the focal with a few tassels at the bottom! I even added a funky crocheted piece I made to one of my necklaces.

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Clear Crystal & Brass Rounds Brass Bead Chain

Measurements: 4mm crystal, 3mm brass round

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Turquoise Crystal & Brass Rounds Brass Bead Chain

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Measurements: This specific waxed linen measures closer to 6ply in thickness. Approx. 1mm thick

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Another group of great ideas!

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Pretty designs.

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