Prickly Pear Cactus Embroidery Cameo Necklace | Handmade


About this Product

Prickly Pear Cactus Embroidery Cameo Necklace | Handmade

Handmade Prickly Pear Embroidery Necklace  
* Handmade with love by me in my home in Texas!
* This necklace features a prickly pear cactus in shades of green with delicate red flowers; hand stitched on white fabric using embroidery floss.
* The fabric is wrapped around a flat metal cabochon (30mmx40mm) and placed in an “antique bronze” metal alloy bezel (35mm x 50mm).  
* Comes with an 18” necklace. 

* Please avoid getting the necklace wet or exposing it to moisture.

Materials Used: white fabric, embroidery floss, metal cabochon, metal alloy bezel,  necklace

Key Terms: embroidery necklace, handmade jewelry, cameo necklace, embroidered cameo, applique stitch, needlework, handsewn, needlework, fiber arts, stitch work

Thanks for visiting my shop!  My name is Abby.  I am a Maker and Fiber Artist currently live in Dallas, TX with my family.  I love creating gifts that surprise and delight those who receive them.  In my shop you can find crochet patterns, decorative crochet plants, handmade jewelry and jewelry making supplies.  I am open to custom orders and bundles/combined shipping.  Check out my Social media:


Duncanville, TX
Thanks for visiting my shop!Crochet patterns and crochet plants coming soon!
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Meet the Maker

I’ve been a Maker since I was a young child.  I remember rushing to finish my worksheets in 1st grade so I could draw and color.  My parents engaged my creativity with origami books, watercolor sets, sketch pads, beads and yarn.  

I was, and am, surrounded by women who love fiber arts.  My Grandma gifted me a stamped cross-stitch square and embroidery floss.  My Granny crocheted dozens of Afghans of all sizes.  My Mom indulged my clumsy attempts at making my own clothing on a Singer Genie.   My best friend and I explored crochet and quilting.  My godmother showed me how to knit, but I could never get the hang of it!  During college I majored in Visual Art Education with a concentration in Fiber Arts.  

I continue to explore different mediums - watercolor paint, embroidery, jewelry making and polymer clay.  I’ve created original  and published original crochet patterns (a collection of crochet plant patterns and holiday gnomes).  

I sell my creations at Knick Knacks in Duncanville, TX and online through Abby Farmer Creations.  

I live in Duncanville, Texas with my husband, Phil and our fur-babies, Duncan & Cassie.  I’ve been a member of Wycliffe since 2005.  I currently work as the Canvas administrator for Dallas Int’l University.

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How it’s Made

How it’s Made:

Creating an embroidery necklace like this involves several steps.  Here’s a general overview of the process:

Design:  The first step is to design the embroidery pattern for the necklace.  This can be done by sketching the desired floral pattern directly on the fabric or onto water-soluble stabilizer.

Materials:  I use fabric, embroidery floss in different shades, and needles for sewing.  I secure the fabric in an embroidery hoop to keep it taut.

Stitching: I use a variety of stitches including satin stitch, back stitch, French knots, and lazy daisy.  I use 1-3 strands of floss, depending on how dense the stitch-work is.  I love creating different textures with stitch combinations.  

Finishing: Once I am done stitching, I remove the work from the embroidery hoop.  If needed, I place the fabric in water to dissolve the ink or stabilizer.  I add a running stitch outside the sitch work and I trim away any excess fabric and smooth it to remove wrinkles.

Assembly: I select a cabochon to fit the bezel.  I place it behind the fabric and tighten the running stitch

es to secure it.  Then, I securely glue the piece into the bezel and allow the glue to dry.

I add a necklace (chain or faux leather cord) to complete the necklace. 

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Shop Policies

I can create custom orders upon request.

If you have any questions or experience any problems, please send me a message.