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Freestanding Rose Cameo Earrings

These are instructions on how to embroider the Freestanding Rose Cameo Earrings.
By using the different colors and embellishments you can get unlimitted varieties of fashionable earrings.

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Stitches: 9267
Size: 86 x 44.6 mm
Colors: 3/6

Stabilizers: We recommend to use water-soluble mesh, such as Vilene. Vilene D0102 is a non-woven dissolvable stabilizer which is imported into the US, is sold in large rolls and is sometimes packaged under different brand names. Some of these brand names are Fabri-Solvy by Sulky, Avalon Plus by Madeira, Wash-Away, and Aqua Magic.

You can also use film-like water soluble stabilizers, such as Solvy by Sulky, Avalon by Madeira and Badge Master. However, be very careful when hooping, and use several layers of film stabilizer.

Threads: For this project we recommend to use embroidery threads made of rayon or polyester.

To get two-sided embroidery, use threads of the same color in the needle and in the bobbin.

Needles: We used size 80/12 embroidery needles and 80/12 metallic needles for metallic thread.

Most Importantly: ALWAYS make a test stitch-out and wash away the stabilizer. This helps you to select the threads, needles, stabilizers and settings of your machine correctly. It's very important to select the correct thread tension!

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Washing out the Stabilizer:

Rinsing away the stabilizer is an important step, because the stitch-outs can be stretched or distorted if this is done incorrectly. We recommend to use a foam board and stainless pins.

Cut away the excess organza and stabilizer close to the stitches. Take your time and carefully pin the outer edges of the stitch-outs to the board.

Now place the board into a bowl with luke-warm water.

Take the board out of the water and leave to air dry. While the stitch-outs are semi-dry, unpin and, with your fingers, give them the shape you need. Leave them to dry completely.

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Making Earrings

Besides embroidery threads and watersoluble stabilizer, you will need earring wire.
You also have an option to use oval shaped cabouchons and all kinds of beads for embellishment.

Here is only one idea on how to use the designs.

Embroider the base design. Do not embroider the rose. Let the stitch-outs dry. We adhered 2 cabouchons in the center and sew on a row of seed beads around them.

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We hope that you liked our ideas and will come up with many of your own. Enjoy!

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