Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sewing Bobbin Necklace

I love vintage sewing notions. Recently I found an assortment of metal sewing bobbins at an estate sale. I already had a bag of thrifted thread spools that weren't vintage enough to be collectable but I didn't want to waste good thread.

I combined the bobbins and thread to create jewelry.

I added the bobbins between some beads on my Pandora necklace. This idea would work with most beaded necklaces.

That's my thrifted mini-dress form modeling for me.

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  1. That's brilliant, I love how you can adapt the colours for different outfits. Brilliant idea.

  2. love love the colors you used, who would of thought sewing bobbins.. So creative!


  3. This is so cute! Very creative and clever! :)

  4. It looks very cute and I really impressed with your selection of colours. It is very creative and cool idea.

  5. genius! very creative and unique!

  6. That is such a clever idea! Love it!

  7. This is so pretty and so unique! I love it!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  8. This is very pretty. I love the color scheme you used. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh wow, I absolutely love the kitschy feel of this necklace! And it's so pretty! If you don't mind, I might try something like this my self!

    I'm a new follower from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop. Would love if you'd follow back!

    Have a great day,

  10. This is brilliant. I just love it.

  11. Beautiful! I love this! A feature next week, for sure. Grab your Trendy Blog award over at Trendy Treehouse!

    So quick question....did you glue the end of the thread in place so it won't unravel? How?

    Thanks again for linking up!

  12. I like the way your creative mind works. Very clever!

  13. Love it!

    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  14. Aw, "sew" cute!! I love the vintage sewing items I have been seeing in blogland. This is a great piece!! :-)

  15. I love the way the bobbins look so elegant with the silver beads, and the way the thread provides a great pop of color! So wonderfully creative!

    Thank you for always bringing your A-game to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  16. I am going to feature this on Friday morning. Thanks for linking up with Bacon Time hope to see you this week too!

  17. I am in love with this necklace! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!

  18. I gathered up my bobbins, but how do you keep them from unwinding as you wear? Any tips?

  19. Hi! Stopping by to invite you to link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!


  20. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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