Wonder Girl Cross Stitch Necklace

Once upon a time, I was going to dress up as Wonder Woman for Halloween. Once upon a time, I was also engaged to a man who strongly discouraged me from dressing up as Wonder Woman. According to him, the length of my hair (a dark pixie crop verging on a Beatle cut) disqualified me from dressing as Diana Troy — but that I could, generously, dress up as her younger sister, Donna Troy, aka Wonder Girl. I’m not sure which comics he was reading that displayed Donna with hair as short as mine was at the time, but it piqued my interest in the character.

Bottle cap
Pringles lid
Quarter
Plastic push pin
Birch coffee stirrer
7mm aluminum jump ring
16-count cross stitch cloth
Red cotton embroidery floss
Yellow embroidery floss
Black embroidery floss
Ecru embroidery floss
Royal blue embroidery floss
Sewing needles
Jewelry pliers
Waxed cotton cord
Craft Glue
Scissors

Because I worked on the two designs together, I accidentally shortened Donna’s legs by one row of stitches. I don’t mind too much — since it adds a nice compliment to Diana’s design. For her hair, I opted to go with an asymmetrical design to illustrate Donna’s side-parting (in contrast to Diana’s more symmetrical hair style).

The bottle cap I picked for her is a Lone Star beer cap generously donated by Tracy Henry (thanks again, Tracy!), picked specifically because of the red background with the white and gold star.

The color scheme for Donna’s design (black arm bracers, full red jumpsuit, black army style boots) when miniaturized is quite interesting — when I posted the initial design to my Facebook account with a challenge for my readers to guess the character, one person guessed Violet from The Incredibles.

Like her sister, Donna turned out beautifully and the friend I gifted her to was very pleased! What do you guys think?

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~ by blackmoodcraft on May 30, 2014.

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