Friday, 6 January 2012

vintage map pendant tutorial.

: vintage map pendant tutorial :




materials:



one memory frame





vintage lace - if using modern lace you could age it by tea dying it.





needle and thread



instructions:



step one: using one of the glass slides as a guide choose
an interesting section of map
and cut out using a sharp knife.



step two: choose some lace and sew to map section - i used a ruby red cotton
and added cross-stitches to the inside edge.


step three: using dry transfer lettering add a message



{excuse the rubbish photo - it was night time!}






step four: i then added a stitched heart




step five: sandwich collage between glass slides and insert into frame




step six: choose lace,ribbon,cord or chain for your pendant
or alternatively attach a ribbon and pin to wear it like a medal.





optional step:
i really liked seeing the back of the stitching so i didn't hide this part but you could cover the back of your work or add an extra message.








notes: make sure your collage is not getting too thick - it needs to fit between the glass sides and into the memory frame!


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This tutorial was previously published in


Issue One of the Crafter...oo Magazine


it is still available to buy here




as is the new and exciting Issue Two for just £1.50




2 comments:

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is stunning! Thanks so much for showing how you made it. Now to find some maps... :-)

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