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Using Braid for Embroidered Jewelry

By December 17, 2012

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Soutache braid, a flat, braided cable-type galloon thread used for making passementerie, is making a comeback among embroidery enthusiasts, and can be used to make beautiful embroidered jewelry and accessories. The brooch shown above has been featured on the Older Rose site run by fiber artist Gerry Krueger, and uses soutache embroidery, pearls and crystals to delicately frame a beautiful hand-painted, vintage button.

Additional embroidered jewelry samples and a link to an excellent tutorial for using this fiber for embroidered jewelry can also be found on the site.

If you don't have access to soutache braid, or prefer a wired thread that can hold its shape as you create your jewelry, DMC's Memory Thread is a terrific option, is available in 28 colors and is one of my favorites!

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