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Cross stitch pendant

I’ve seen a couple of cross stitch pendants and thought they looked fun to stitch. The only place I could find them was from the workroom, a Canadian sewing shop, so I duly ordered a couple and waited for them to arrive.

I was really pleased with the laser cut cross stitch pendants, both wooden, one with a scalloped edge and one circular, which measure just over 2″.

Cross stitch pendant

 

I wanted to stitch something to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee so I found some free Jubilee motifs from CrossStitcher. The motifs included a union flag (which I stitched for the God Save the Queen swap I recently took part in), a red phone box, red London bus, black London cab and a colourful crown which I thought would be fun.

It was really easy and quick to stitch and I like the finished result. The only thing I didn’t like was that the yellow thread quickly dulled as it picked up dirt whilst threading through the pendant. This must be a side effect of the fact the pendant is laser cut so next time I will stitch something using stronger colours.

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16 Comments

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    Caroline
    June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I love the look of those pendants, different. Sorry about the yellow thread

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    Wendy
    June 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Love the idea of a cross stitch pendant! You live and learn, don’t you? x
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    Carol
    June 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I have never seen them before. My word, you must have super eyesight to do them. So effective too.

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    Mythillogical
    June 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I’d not seen cross stitch pendants before- they’re a great idea.

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    highland monkeys
    June 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Could you give it a swish in some warm, soapy water before sewing to get rid of any odd bits of dust?

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    Tilly Mint Boutique
    June 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    The pendants are a fab idea, might give them a go myself πŸ™‚ x

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    lisa
    June 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    What an original idea, looks brilliant

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    knitnrun4sanity
    June 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    These are a really great idea. I really like the crown – I quite like the subtle effect.

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    knitnrun4sanity
    June 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    These are a really great idea. I like the way it is quite subtle although bright colours would also work.

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    mcrafts
    June 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

    These are really nice – its a shame you have to order from so far away. Love that you did a crown! Mich x

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    Handbags by Helen
    June 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

    nice idea

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    Stephen @ Soy of the North
    June 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Those pendants look like a good find. Love the regal cross stitch design.

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    Patricia Torres
    June 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    That is gorgeous… Looks awesome!! Love the design too..

    Thanks for linking into Made with Love.. πŸ™‚
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    Jan @ Handcrafted by Picto
    June 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Very unusual, it looks very pretty.

    Jan x
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    creativejewishmom/sara
    June 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Love it and thanks so much for the inspirational idea for a cross stitch pendant, wow so many possibilities! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
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