I first came across Canadian designer, Sophie's work when she kindly uploaded a photograph her hand embroidered pendants to the review section of my Etsy supply store. I was so taken by what she had done with my laser cut wood bezels.  This eventually led me to her wonderful shop, maidenwood

Sophie uses both metal and wood bezels to great effect for her nature inspired designs. I particularly love her mushrooms!
Sophie explained : 
I fell in love with hand embroidery at about age 7 or 8, watching my grandmother work on one of her many petit point projects. Through the years, hand embroidery has remained an ever-present hobby of mine. 

My focus is on creating original and evocative modern hand embroidery designs, patterns, DIY kits, and finished pieces that delight the creative senses and charm the spirit. I draw my inspiration primarily from the natural world, with an added blend of Victorian d├ęcor, Cottagecore essence, and Gothic sensibilities. ​

 For me, "Maidenwood" isn't just a name or a brand; it is also a space in which to embrace the enchanting properties of “slow work”. I have always believed in the power of hand embroidery to create meaning in people's lives, foster connections to places, establish memories, and strengthen rituals.
Sophie also teaches the craft through her DIY kits and "stick and stitch" patterns. These can also be purchased through her Etsy, MaidenwoodEmbroidery


Sophie recently used some of my latest bezel wood cuts for her craft show outing such as these tiny geometric ones available from my store, beadinggem


Also unique are these picture wood bezels, available in two sizes. Inserts are not provided just yet.  What Sophie does is to use cardboard layers to fit the inside space. She then wraps her completed work around it and glues it in. 


The reason why I have not provided the inserts for such use is because there is not much space for the fabric which could vary in thickness depending on what people use. So more experiments will have to be conducted to determine an optimal size for the inserts.













Before You Go :

jewelry making supplies

Disclosure 

This blog may contain affiliate links. I do receive a small fee for any products purchased through affiliate links. This goes towards the support of this blog and to provide resource information to readers. The opinions expressed are solely my own. They would be the same whether or not I receive any compensation. 
 ______________________________ 
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM