Here's another easy way to make the popular initial pendant. This one is made with JOY Iron-On letters, which is the manufacturer that we are promoting this month in our Designer Crafts Connection challenge.
This is a quick and easy project that you can personalize with any fabric and beads that you like. You can even change the color of the letter with a permanent pen or fabric dye.
|Initial Pendant with JOY Iron-on letters|
Here's how I made this one:
l. Gather your materials. You'll need fabric, a JOY Iron-on letter (the 1/2" size), a bezel, a scrap of cardboard, a scrap of quilt batting, tacky glue, seed beads, thread and a chain or ribbon. You'll also need scissors, a needle and an iron and ironing board.
3. Iron the letter to the fabric following the instructions. See here for an online instructional video.
|Iron letter to fabric|
|Clip fabric and wrap to back|
6. Glue assembly into the bezel.
6. String seed beads on thread to fit edge of bezel. Make a ring and go through beads again. Tie ends in a square knot, run thread ends through beads and trim. Glue ring around edge of bezel and hang bezel on a chain or ribbon.
|Circle of seed beads|
Wasn't that easy? You can see what other designers created by using the Designer Crafts Connection button to see those participating in this manufacturer's challenge. And, visit the manufacturer's website to see more of the fabulous letters and other appliques available.
Happy crafting with JOY!