Mizpah



My first completed embroidery project in what seems like years coincidentally ties in nicely with the approach of Valentine’s Day. I’m not really a Valentine’s Day kind of person but I do like sentimental Victorian jewelry, particularly Mizpah jewelry which was worn by couples separated by geography or death. There are lots of examples on eBay, along with my other favourite vintage jewelry, charms in the shape of US states. Maybe some inspiration there for my next project?
If you’re interested, the stitches I used are satin, split, stem and backstitch.

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