Making jewelry can be extra fun when you use the unexpected. Making a mixed media pendant does not have to cost a lot of money either. A die cut is used to make an adorable heart pendant from fabric. Embellish as desired and add a large link chain for a great gift for Grandma.
Materials and supplies for a mixed media pendant:
- Cotton fabric, scraps: light pink, hot pink print, white, turquoise
- Fairfield Poly-fil Fiberfill Stuffing, Stick Fusible Webbing
- Black embroidery floss
- Silver chain, 16” length
- Silver findings: jump rings, 12mm, three; lobster claw clasp
- Toner Plastics Icy Silver Fun Wire, 18-gauge
- Buttons Galore and More Orange Fabric Brad
- Gold vintage button
- Silver pebble beads, 6/0, four
- Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Bigz Primitive Hearts Die
- Sewing machine and black thread
- Needles: sewing, embroidery
- Tiny alphabet rubber stamps
- Round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters
- Gold glitter
- Black pigment ink
- Beacon AdhesivesFabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive
- Misc.: scissors, iron and pressing surface, straight pins
1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse webbing to light pink, hot pink print, and white fabric scraps. Die cut one medium heart from fused hot pink fabric. Die cut one large heart from hot pink print and one from light pink fabric. Peel paper backing away; fuse smaller heart on center of light pink larger heart. Cut white fused-fabric to 1/2”x1-1/2” and fuse across center of hearts.
2. Machine-sew edges of fused rectangle to heart. Use alphabet stamps and pigment ink to stamp sentiment on strip; heat set with iron.