Embroidered ornaments for your ear or your Christmas tree

Embroidered ornaments for your ear or your tree!

Enter the Christmas season with sparkle with these adorable embroidered ornaments, it’s time to sparkle! Although it is 10 cm long and beaded, the decorations are still light. Perfect for earrings, but if that’s not your thing, hang them on your tree 😉

Embroidered ornaments – what do you need?

For the embellishment, you need a machine with an embroidery unit, embroidery thread, water-soluble embroidery stabilizer and an embroidery pattern. The BERNINA I’m using for this is the BERNINA 590 Crystal Edition. For the thread, I use different colors of PolySheen from Mettler. I bought the embroidery pattern on embroiderydesigns.com. You can have different designs of earrings, I chose these designs.

embroidery

Download the embroidery pattern and transfer it to your device via a USB drive. Spread one or two layers of embroidery stabilizer over the embroidery hoop and embroider the pattern.

After embroidering, remove the stabilizer from the hoop, snip some of the stabilizer away around the edges, and melt it down by dipping it under water. When it melts, let it dry on a towel. As some of the dissolved embroidery fixing remains on the embroidery, it becomes stiffer and the embroidery keeps its shape better.

Clip some apart around the stabilizer

ready? just dip

melted

it’s magic!

Dry it with a towel

The embroidery is really cool, just put a hook in it and you’re done. Or you can make it more beautiful with beads and other decorations. To tie the beads I am using metallic embroidery floss here. This thing adds a little extra.

add beads

Ready for …

We want more…

And so my project was blog-ready…but I was so excited about the earrings I made that I wanted to make more. On another embroidery project (the embroidered buttonhole on Meghan’s blouse, which is also shared here on the blog) I left a lot of empty embroidery stabilizer space and thought that was a real shame. After puzzling about her boutonniere style with an earring pattern and some loose flowers, she filled the space and made another pair of earrings.

Fill in an empty space. (Tightly fold the blouse away!)

Megan buttonhole in the middle

Patterns in different colors

It’s a great moment to try different colors. These are the colors in the capsule wardrobe pallet that I create on the Time to Shine theme! So I embroidered different colors of flowers. On one earring, I changed colors halfway through and it had a great effect. Since the reverse side of the earring is also visible, I chose to match the color of the bobbin thread to the color of the embroidery thread. I usually use white special bobbin thread (Mettler Bobbinette), but this time regular sewing thread. I was a little worried, but it went well!

After embroidering, remove the embroidery stabilizer from the embroidery hoop again, cut some of it and dissolve it in water.

Buttonhole

After thawing, I dried it again and before the embroidery was completely dry, I pressed it flat. This was to prevent curling, especially flowers. I laid it out on a smooth surface with baking paper on top (to prevent sticking) and a stack of newspapers for pressing.

flatten

embroidered ornaments trim

When the necessary beads are ready, the design process can begin. It is great to put different options and choose the most beautiful one. I take pictures of the options so that I don’t forget them and to make the choice easier.

Recycled beads, medals and amulets

Design by doing

Choose

The trims are sewn together by hand again. This time with the same thread that was used for embroidery.

I bought earring hooks online and they can be attached simply by pressing the loop open and, after pulling it through the earring hole, carefully close it.

Press to open and close

second pair

The two-tone earring is made of loose flowers in the same colors. By tying these flowers together and beading them in the same color scheme as the entire beaded earring, pair number three was created.

Earring pair with loose flowers

We hang flowers together

This set matches well with the wristband I made last year for the Encore blog, which is very special to me. Another example of subconscious design. In that blog, I made accessories for my sisters and brother from leftover fabric from my father’s passed away clothes. I kept the beaded hand strap myself and could wear it again this year for Christmas, and now with these adorable earrings.

Or should I choose one of the other options?

Lots of options


Enjoy the little things and each other in the days ahead… and all the other days of the year!

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful 2022!

the love,

Marlis

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