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Re-making a bead embroidered pendant

Several years ago in the Spring, I made a bead embroidered pendant with ribbons as the background.  Once Spring was over, I started thinking that the Easter egg shape wasn't as versatile as I wanted for long term wearing.  I put a lot of thought, work, and time into the original design, so I was kind of hesitant to change it and possible "ruin" it.

But, as it turns out, change can be a very good thing!

I cut the binding off (edging brick stitch and stack stitches) first, and then I snipped away at it until I liked the shape.  I realize that this can be a risky method, but this time it worked out very well for me.  I wear it much more now.

Instructions for edging brick stitch and stack stitch can be found in the first free chapter of my e-book, Every Bead Has a Story.

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Robbie said…
WOW! I can't believe this is the same piece! I can see how you would wear this often now! Really nice!!!
Cyndi L said…
LOL! Yeah...that Easter egg shape just never did it for me :-)
Ann Schroeder said…
Impressive change! I liked the first piece, but the remade pendant does look much more versatile.
Cyndi L said…
Thank you, Ann! It's always scary to cut something apart... :-)