Well, it was about time my embroidery crush collided with my wood jewelry crush. The laser engraver has been broken for weeks and I have some really fabulous sticks cut and ready to go. I came up with this idea in the shower this morning (not a giant leap but I was excited).
They're not quite as polished/formal looking as the laser engraved pieces but I love them anyway.
And I can make them at home with tools I own which is a bonus. Heck, I can stitch them in bed while watching Glee on my computer. Double bonus.
So I just signed up for a Dec 5 craft fair (at Cowan Elementary school on Becerra in Sacto for you local folk) and I need some stuff to sell. Assuming the laser engraver stays broken, I want to do some more of these pendants/pins.
Here's where you come in. I'm drawing a blank on what to embroider on these. Keeping in mind:
1. I can't draw to save my life
2. straight lines are MUCH easier than curves (but curves are not impossible)
3. These little guys are about 1.5 inches across and I have to drill each 1/16 inch hole
4. abstract is fine. I'm thinking concentric circles (like tree rings) or even a simple square.
What would you put on there? Let me know and if I pick your answer to produce I'll send you a pendant/pin with your suggested design. (keep in mind I am the SLOWEST EVER when it comes to making good on blog contest prizes but I do eventually come through. And I am trying to turn over a new leaf in promptness). If you know me in real life you're doubly encouraged to enter--I know you guys are out there.
Just because I am eternally curious to see the back of objects I admire online.