I made the cords via a lucet with cotton DMC thread (wasnt using silk on medallions for two small boys)
This one I did cross stitch on. it was hard to do the stitching with such tight weave fabric, but I managed.
With this one, I did period tent stitching.
Inside the medallions are heavy stainless steel rings and i self stuffed the medallions when i stitched the fabric around them. There is a piece of red fabric on the back to hide the stitching.
They liked them alot! :D