Wow. Really. Wow. Look closely at that pendant. The stitched image is worked entirely in couched goldwork. The maker, Charlotte Bailey of Hanging by a Thread, says,
Simple, really: work an oval of couching, chop it up (!) and mount it into a charity-shop-scavenged find with Superglue.
She has a number of contemporary Or nue experiments on her blog. Go over there and scroll around for a while.