2017 Ltd. Edition Ornament Kit

2017 Limited Edition Ornament Kit~ Winter Queen
2nd in the DKFA Annual Heirloom Ornament Series

      I designed this year's ornament kit after one of my favorite 16th c pieces of embroidery~ the gloves of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia. Real gold threads and semi precious real cultured pearls and silks are embroidered on a rich sapphire blue dutchess silk satin ground.  Everything about this ornament is luxurious and refined, just as a Queen should be.  Each ornament will be sold as a kit for this year only, due to the nature and scarcity of the materials in the kitthis ornament will be extremely limited 

   Each kit is 365.00 plus shipping~ and here is what you will get~

  Included in each kit will be nearly everything needed to complete one ornament(the silks are full spools and will last for many many projects!) A full set of printed instructions with photos, patterns, background fabric, needles, threads, ornament hanger and tinsel. You will work with nothing but the best materials to stitch and assemble your ornament~ a beautiful color palette of Trame Filament Silks, silk couching threads for your real gold metal threads & gilt spangles from Benton & Johnson, sapphire silk dutchess satin ground fabric and very special and hard to find real gilt tinsel hand made in Germany for the trim. You will also get real cultured seed pearls, gilt bright check, gilt rough purl and gilt smooth passing #4 to work a beautiful or nue flaming heart.  Also included, are a stylus and transfer paper to make transferring your design from my pattern to background fabric a cinch.

   I left pictures large so you may click and see the pretty details~  All three sides of the three dimensional diamond ornament are different.

 The heart panel can be personalized with makers initial, the other two sides have the date worked in pearls.

 Just as Queen's have secrets, so does this years ornament~ if you so desire, it can be made into an opening treasure box, using a lining silk of your own choice, not included in the kit(I used a bit of an old silk necktie for mine!)

As with all of my kits, there are full step by step written instructions, with photographs to walk you thru this super fun project~ full assemble instructions, and  embroidery techniques included are:
Goldwork Padding
Laid Purls
Or Nue
Silk Thread Painting

*All metals threads and tinsel included in the kit are real gold gilt, and will tarnish over time.

If you would like to order a kit you can do so below~  you will receive a shipping notice from me when they are on their way to you~  if you do not see your area in the drop down menu, just drop me a line and I can invoice you directly. 

**Kits will begin shipping October 20th.**

To order a kit, select your delivery destination from the drop down menu below~ 

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Any customs or VAT taxes on international shipments are responsibility of the purchaser and are NOT included in the purchase price. Full purchase value will be listed on all customs forms.

Here is a little video to show how pretty she sparkles in dim light~

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