Cross-Stitch Monogrammed Necklace

I love this vintage-looking cross-stitch monogrammed necklace I just finished making.  It was such a quirky little project but the final result is really fun.

I started with a wooden pendant {with the holes already drilled} that I bought through The Plaid Barn.

I drew a quick little sketch of my initial and filled in the background with three strands of white embroidery floss …
… then filled in the monogram with brown thread.
I left the edges bare because I like the texture and look of the wooden border.

I added a jump ring, strung it on some brown leather, and I have a fun little monogrammed pendant.

Wouldn’t a vintage-y floral design be fun?  I might have to experiment with that next.


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I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. I wondered if that was wood and it is! How cool! I’ve done a few cross-stitched pieces in my day – this is very cute! :D

  2. Randi, this is really clever and such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  3. How clever is this?? I can do this:)) Just pinned;))

  4. Very pretty Randi!
    I used to do cross-stitch a long time ago and you are inspiring me to pick it up again!

  5. It’s lovely. A flower pendant would be beautiful too.

  6. What a wonderful idea for those little pendants! I use to love cross stitich..might have to pick it up again!

  7. So cute! My daughter would love this, going to show it to her!


  8. Anonymous says:

    I love it. I went to The Plaid Barn and I couldn’t find the pendant. Could you post a link to the site please.

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