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I decided to create a mixed media necklace using gold beads and cozy brads from Buttons Galore and More. I used the button shank remover to remove the flange from the brad. For the heart shape, I used a Sizzix Die cut machine and primitive hearts die to cut two shapes from scrap fabrics.
Fuse webbing to the scrap fabric before cutting and fuse the smaller heart to the larger one by layering. Cut an extra heart from the scrap fabric for the back of of the heart. You will need to completely embellish the front of the heart before sewing the pieces together.
I used my sewing machine and thread to sew around the edges of the small heart in order to keep it in place. I also added a stamped fabric sentiment to fused muslin and fused it to the center of the heart.
Continue sewing closed once it is stuffed. Because I had so many embellishments to the front of my heart, I hand sewed the pieces together using sewing thread and back stitch. I added a jump ring to the top with the hand sewing needle and thread.