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 Responses to Cross stitch pendant

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

  2. Wendy

    Love the idea of a cross stitch pendant! You live and learn, don’t you? x
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  3. I have never seen them before. My word, you must have super eyesight to do them. So effective too.

  4. Mythillogical

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

  5. highland monkeys

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

  6. The pendants are a fab idea, might give them a go myself :) x

  7. lisa

    What an original idea, looks brilliant

  8. knitnrun4sanity

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

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

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

  11. Handbags by Helen

    nice idea

  12. Stephen @ Soy of the North

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

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

    Thanks for linking into Made with Love.. :)
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  14. Very unusual, it looks very pretty.

    Jan x
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  15. 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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