Learn how to make a Cross Stitch time turner necklace using mini embroidery hoops. Grab the free cross stitch pattern to make one for yourself or a fellow Harry Potter fan!
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m excited to share how I created a time tuner necklace using cross stitch and mini embroidery hoops! This necklace is created using two mini hoops found in Cross Stitch Style Kits. You can also make these using mini embroidery hoops you can purchase on Etsy. Placing one mini hoop inside the other, and adding a few cute beads, we can create the look of a time turner! Download the free pattern and follow the tutorial below to create your own.
How to Make a Time Turner Necklace
- Mini Cross Stitch Hoops:
- I used a Cross Stitch Style 1″ Mini Embroidery Hoop Kit and Cross Stitch Style Mini Hoop Necklace Kit. These kids came with the Aida cloth and gold chain necklace.
- If you do not use the Cross Stitch Style kits, look for a 1″ hoop necklace kit which will include a backing piece. Next, find a mini hoop that is larger around 2″. This Etsy shop has a selection of different sized mini hoops.
- Aida cloth and gold chain if not using a necklace kit.
- Gold beads – I found mine at Joann Fabrics. The tube says “Beader’s Paradise: 2/0 Czech Glass E-Beads Topaz Luster Mix 22 GR.”. They were the perfect size!
- Embroidery Floss in the following colors:
- DMC 680
- DMC 3820
- Light Effects DMC E3821
- Gorilla Super Glue – the kind with the little brush was really nice to use
- Tapestry Needle and sewing scissors for cross stitching
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire cutter combination pliers – something to cut one of the tiny screws
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Download the free printable pattern and cross stitch the time turner design onto Aida cloth. The cross stitch design will be going in the small 1″ hoop. I used two Cross Stitch Style kits from Joann Fabrics. * Update: These don’t seem to be available at Joann Fabrics anymore. You may be able to find them online, otherwise I recommend purchasing mini embroidery hoops from Etsy and using separate Aida cloth.
Step Two: Once you have stitched the design, it is time to frame it in the smallest mini hoop. You will need to trim the mini screw that comes in the hoop. I used a combination pliers that had a wire cutter and carefully trimmed it. Make sure you don’t trim it too short, just enough that the mini hoop will fit inside the larger mini hoop!
Place the time turner design in the small hoop. I used my needle nose pliers to help turn the screw. After stretching the Aida cloth, I trimmed it on the back and used Gorilla Glue to secure it down. Then I glued the backing piece that came with the kit on.
You may be able to tell in the picture below, while trying to figure out how I wanted to make my necklace, I broke the top of my mini hoop and had to glue it back together!! Try not to do that! ;)
Below you can see the back of my mini hoop.
Step Three: Prepare the larger mini hoop that came in the Necklace Kit. Use the small jump ring and place it on the screw.
Glue two gold beads inside the large mini hoop on each side. I used Gorilla Glue again for this.
Glue the small mini hoop inside the large mini hoop upside down as shown below. It should fit in-between the two beads. Glue the hoop in so that the tops of both hoops are flush.
Add two small gold beads on the outside of the large mini hoop. The beads I purchased came with different colors of gold, so I placed two darker gold beads on the outside. Match them up with the other beads you already glued into place.
The cross stitch time turner necklace is finished!!
This was a fun little craft to put together and would make a really sweet gift for a fellow Harry Potter fan. Check out these two DIY Harry Potter treat boxes that would make the perfect gift box for this time turner!
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