Other than giving gifts to the kids in my family (until their love no longer needs to be bought - when does that happen?) I do exchange gifts with one friend (shhhh, don't tell my other friends).
I made this friend a pair of earrings awhile ago but I also bought her this gorgeous necklace, at an art gallery in my hometown:
My friend and I exchanged our gifties over the weekend and she loved both gifts. She has already worn the necklace (whew - success). I picked it because it is such a modern spin on a time-honoured craft (you already know how much I love funny embroidery). But it turns out there are so many modern interpretations of embroidery, and even needlepoint, jewellery:
|Aqua Gradient Necklace - B Studio|
|Chevron Needlepoint Necklace - NeedleYou|
A silhouette. Squeeal!
|Needlepoint Silhouette Belt Buckle - NeedleYou|
|The Rory - Embroidered Pendant - The Hollie Rogue Shop|
|Embroidered Necklace - Chocolate Sushi HM|
This one is a bit different: it's hand dyed silk, but it is too gorgeous not to include!
|Chartreuse Necklace - BStudio|