I’ve been feeling a little crafty lately so when I saw the stitched pendant project at papernstitch I knew I had to put my own spin on it. Armed with a pile of neon floss, I …sat there for an hour and struggle with my design – random? stripes? chevron? The possibilities are endless! Then I told myself to chill the hell out and stop stressing about a tiny little DIY project. In the end, I went with a design that appealed to my orderly sensibilities.
Fair warning: It’s a super easy project (especially if you’re familiar with cross-stitching) but it’s super tedious. I worked on one pendant on and off all weekend.
What you’ll need:
- wooden pendant (you can find them in a bunch of different shapes and sizes)
- embroidery floss
- beading needle (I had a heck of a time using an embroidery needle so I think this will save you a ton of swear words)
- chord or chain
- Paint the pendant with a Sharpie or paint pen (I think it gives it a more finished look and helps the colors pop but if au naturel is your thing, them skip straight to #2).
- Stitch your chosen pattern, securing the ends tightly (I like to weave the end of the thread though the back of the piece so that the ends are tucked in)
- Thread the chord or chain through the pendant
- Look fabulous