Jewelry and other accessories make great gifts, especially when those items are handcrafted. Suddenly they become more special and often they carry a more personal touch, even when you purchase a handmade item that someone else created. If you are an embroiderer or you know someone who appreciates some stitching, these gift ideas are perfect for you!
You'll find a combination of jewelry pieces that are ready to gift, customizable, DIY, and even a few that you can give as a kit. There's no shortage of fun and beautiful embroidery to wear!
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Whether you want to make an embroidered bracelet or purchase a project for a stitching friend, DMC's Faux Leather Cuffs are a great way to wear some embroidery. They come in several colors and have free patterns designed for the cuffs. For a different look, RedGateStitchery sells thin stitchable leather bracelet kits.
Both styles are good for cross stitch and other simple embroidery stitches.
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This Happy Hours Embroidered Ring is just one of the many stunning jewelry pieces that Dutch artist Corina Rietveld makes. Each item starts with her handmade silver and ceramic bases, followed by hand embroidery in the form of cross stitch. She offers earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings, all in her distinct style. Some items can even be customized!
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Sami Teasdale shows how to make these embroidered button earrings over at Sew Hip. They're perfect for a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer, but you may want to make a few sets to keep on hand. The basic idea with these is to add embroidered embellishments to printed fabric, make covered buttons, and then turn them into earrings. If you're crafty, you'll surely find other ways to apply this to making other types of accessories too!
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Hand-Stitched Necklaces from ThursdayCraftLove
When you're looking for a classic in handcrafted jewelry, ThursdayCraftLove offers many embroidered necklaces in varying styles, but the Geometric Statement Necklace will certainly catch your eye. Handmade in the Philippines, these accessories will give you plenty of options friends and family member gifts.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Embroidered Metal Jewelry Tutorial
If you like thinking out of the box when stitching, you'll love how Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod shows how to use punched metal discs to make embroidered jewelry. The idea is simple and open-ended, which means you'll find ways to make items for so many people on your gift list.
If you're not up for making these, check out the stunning pieces that Etsy seller AncaPeelma creates.
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Baobap Hand Embroidered Collar Pins
The Spring Floral Collar Pins shown here are just one example of the tiny stitched accessories that Baobap offers. Her designs are always unique and they are sure to make you smile (especially if you give a kitty-loving friend a set of her cat paw pins). And for those who may not have seen collar pins before, the packaging even shows them in use so there's less explaining how to wear these adorable embroidered art pieces!
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Have you ever thought about embroidering on clay? This tutorial from Mimi Codd shows you how. The finished necklace is a bold statement piece, to be sure, but it's perfect for those who love sashiko or blackwork. Similar to other DIY embroidery blanks in this list, a polymer clay necklace base could easily hold other types of embroidered designs, too.
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Ribbon Embroidery Jewelry from bstudio
Ribbon embroidery is known for beautiful florals, so it's refreshing to see different designs created with this technique. The sophisticated beauty of this Birch Trees Brooch is hard to resist, but when you see all that bstudio has to offer, you'll find that it's difficult to choose. There are cards, sachets, jewelry, and more, both with traditional florals and fun takes on ribbon embroidery.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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VelvetMeadow's Embroidered Cuff Bracelets from
The Arrows Linen Cuff Bracelet from VelvetMeadow is both simple and bold, like all of the items from this shop. Simple because the lines and stitching are minimal, but bold because of the size and choice of materials. In addition to the linen and velvet bracelets (all with magnetic clasps), Lithuanian artist Ausra Mur also sells stunning stitched bookmarks.
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3-D Printed Stitchable Accessories
For those who like a bit of fun and whimsy in their accessories, HalfCraftStudio sells 3-D Printed Bow Tie Necklace Kits, along with stitchable bangle bracelets. Because they are stitchable on a grid, they work well for cross stitch designs, but as you can see, backstitch and other basic embroidery stitches are also possible when you choose a more geometric pattern. Stitch up a necklace for a friend or gift this kit to someone who loves to embroider!