Thursday, February 16, 2012

pendant project + giveaway (closed)

(image provided by AesaLina)

I am excited to be a part of the Pendant Project, a month-long event with the goal to inspire others to create their own handmade accessories. Each week in February one muse will reveal her own transformed pendant and I am the second of four. AesaLina Compton of LoveLovely invited me to participate and provided me with a stitchery wooden pendant as a blank canvas to design my own necklace. It was a fun challenge to take on, and this is what I came up with:


After a trip to the craft store I came home with a pile of leather laces, a rainbow of embroidery floss, and no clear vision of what I was going to do. Except, I did know I wanted to keep the natural wood color of the pendant, and keep the design simple so I could wear it more often.

Initially, I thought I would use the leather as the chain and the thread for the pendant design, but when inspiration hit it was in completely the opposite direction. I realized I could snip the ends of the deerskin leather lace into points and pull them through the holes - perfect. I added the gold thread for a bit of sparkle and then secured it all in place with craft glue and a leather backing. I am happy with how it turned out and have already proudly worn it out and about!



I am curious to know, what would you do? Start thinking about the endless possibilities because one of you will get the chance to win a stitchery wooden pendant of your very own - thank you, AesaLina! 

There are three chances to enter and win... 
1 - Simply leave a comment!
2 - Tweet about this giveaway: Win a stitchery wooden pendant from @HartandSew and create your own amazing handmade accessory! http://hartandsew.blogspot.com/2012/02/pendant-project-giveaway.html
3-  Follow this blog and leave a comment letting me know.

I'll announce a winner next Friday, good luck!


Also, be sure to follow the Pendant Project for the rest of the month, and get even more chances to win - Brittni of Papernstitch has already revealed hers, Amy of Amy Tangerine is up next week, and then Caitlin of Hue and Hum will wrap it all up the last week. I already love what's been done and can't wait to see the rest!

18 comments:

  1. So cool! I would have to take a trip to the craft store for ideas on how I'd transform my pendant. But I think it's safe to say it would involve grey (because I'm obsessed) and aqua or yellow like yours, my favorite colors! And I love diagonal stripes and chevrons! We must be related.

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  2. this is so pretty stace! i am impressed at how you made the leather stitch though the back. you are so crafty!

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  3. i, like shelly, would need some inspiration, but i'd probably use a pale gold and tangerine, and some orangy hue. i'm sure there would be a rosette in there somewhere too :)

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  4. oh wow, that's so pretty stacy! i have a mini cross stitch pattern book my sister gave me that i've never tried, but i'd give it a go if i won one of these! thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  5. Where do you get wooden heart pendant? So fun.

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  6. I want to win this, it is adorable!!! Great job Stacy!

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  7. love the one you designed & it would be so much fun to create one myself!

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  8. Also follow you via Bloglovin' :)

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  9. I thought I had already commented on this, but I guess I didn't! I would love to try and come up with some way to customize this pendant, it looks like fun. I've got lots of embroidery thread colors :) I love how you cut the leather so it would fit, clever!

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  10. This is adorable. I love your blog and have recommended it to many people. Thank you!

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  11. I really hope I win that! It's gorgeous Stace, great job!!

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  12. Love the cute pendant! Hope I win :)

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  13. and I do follow your cute blog! :)

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  14. these pendants are too adorable! oh how my mind is spinning with ideas...

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  15. and i follow your blog and adore each post you share :)

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  16. OoOOoooh! Love the colors you chose. I didn't even know these pendant dealies with the holes existed, so that's a good tip.

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  17. This art looking excellent i really very impressed by that. You have done great project. I am excited to be a part of the pendant project. I appreciated for your work.

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  18. Oh this is so cool! I love it! :-)

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