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Gift A Beautiful Beaded Pendant

My project today is a sweet little pendant necklace that comes together pretty quickly and makes a great gift.

Don’t be daunted by the idea of sewing on the beads! It’s true that sewing beads can be a little fiddly because of their tiny size, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a great beginner project for jewelry making.

Here’s what you need to make this little beaded pendant necklace:

Put your scrap of fabric inside your embroidery hoop for sewing and outline the inside circle of the mini embroidery hoop with a pencil onto your fabric. Using the little cameo from the 28 Lilac Lane set, use craft glue to glue this to the center of the circle you just outlined. Let dry completely before moving on.

After your cameo is completely dry and securely attached to your beaded pendant, take a small plate (or use the lid of the Tea Time set) to pull out the beads. From your divisible embroidery floss, pull out one thread strand and thread your needle, making sure to leave a knot in the end. Sew a row of the larger green beads around the edge of the little cameo. Then repeat with the gold beads and then the blue beads.

To finish your beaded pendant, position the mini hoop on your design and draw a cutting line approximately 1/2 inch around the hoop. Cut it out. Place the cut design on the center plate. Then place the mini hoop on top and push it down to secure it. Flip it over and using a hot glue gun, place the glue around the inner edge. Push the fabric down in a circular motion. Add glue to the backing piece on the inner edge. Position it on the back of the hoop with the notch top and center.

You can either add a jump ring to your beaded pendant for your necklace chain to go through or thread the chain through the bolt in the center of the hoop.

Voila! You have a sweet little beaded pendant necklace ready to wear on a fun night out or to gift to a friend!

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I come from a long line of women makers. I sleep under quilts that my grandmother made, my head rests on pillowcases that my aunt embroidered, and my memories are full of time spent watching my mom and grandmother create. The majority of my sewing and embroidery skills are self-taught, and I’d like to think there is a little bit of genetic love seeping through.

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