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Soutache Shine Brooch

Products used in project:

Soutache Shine Brooch

Items (6)
Qty
Price
Beadalon Supplemax Monofilament Illusion Cord 0.25mm Clear 50m
TC94
1
Out of stock
Black Rayon Soutache Cord Beadsmith 3yds
TC903
1
Out of stock
Silver Grey Rayon Soutache Cord Beadsmith 3yds
TC902
1
Out of stock
Beadsmith Black Sturdy Soutache Beading Foundation 4.25"x5.5" Pk4
ST1122
1
Out of stock
X- Toho Size 6 Round Seed Beads Silver-Lined Crystal 10g
6TR21
1
Out of stock
X-Silver Plated Small Brooch Back Bar Pin 7x28mm Pk5
F0317
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
£0.00

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Information about project:

Soutache Shine Brooch

Difficulty: Intermediate

Rating:

Make a shining soutache brooch using a brilliant acrylic cabochon and matching soutache cords.
 

Step 1

Glue or sew the large stone on to a piece of backing foundation. Trim to the shape of your stone but not too close. Leave around 2-3mm around the outside. Leave the glue to dry for about 20 minutes. Whilst your waiting, cut a workable length of the soutache cords you are going to use to fit around the stone.

Step 2

Wrap your first soutache braid around your stone. Cut your stitching thread into a comfortable length and tie a knot at one end. Sew close to the top of the stone starting from the back. Fold the soutache braid in half around the top of the cabochon and sew to the place where the soutache meets down in the middle of the braid.

Step 3

Sew back into the soutache cord and the felt keeping in the middle of the braid. This will help to hide the thread. Sew up from the back to the front close to the stone. Again, sew to the soutache in the middle of the braid. Sew back into the soutache cord in the middle of the braid and to the backing. Repeat the above all around the stone. Don't pull too tight or your soutache will curl. 

Step 4

At the joining point, sew two soutache cords together to connect them. Sew back into the soutache of the first layer and into the backing. Wrap the soutache around the first layer and stitch as in the previous steps are the way around. Repeat until you use all the strings up. Sew until all cords are connected together. 

Step 5

Decorate using the beads and different soutache techniques like catherine wheels and lollipop petals.