Sometimes you want to do bead embroidery, but you don’t have a gemstone cabochon…or maybe, supplies didn’t come up in the financial lottery this month, LOL. With a little imagination, you can find things to use. Buttons of many types can be used…like a regular button, vintage button, fabric button and Czech glass buttons. I’ve been keeping in the back of my mind that stash of polymer clay that I have put up for a rainy day. You can make your own cabochons out of polymer clay. I’m sure that you can find other things to use.
I made this embroidered pendant (fabric button) and right angle weave necklace. I have a few really nice fabric buttons and this one got picked first. I decided to use shades of purple (my favorite color) and I had a few ideas to embellish it. I was able to get the needle through the material at the dome of the button to add pretty little #15’s (tiny gold seed beads). They add a little sparkle to the pendant. Then I used different shades of purple to embroider around the button. I also used pretty navy colored seed beads.
You can see more photos in my Amazon Handmade shop. http://www.amazon.com/Beadwork-Embroidery-Bohemian-Necklace-Pendant/dp/B016FHNXAA?ref=hnd_adp_ap_10