I haven't blogged in quite awhile. Always seemed to be something else to do, but recently I have been interested in making jewelry. I used to do a lot of seed beading, but since my vision isn't what it used to be, now I am enjoy making fiber jewelry. This necklace was inspired by an article in one of my magazines and used empty thread spools and bobbins. The original jewelry didn't really appeal to me but it gave me this idea. Besides what could be better than recycling and using an item that most sewers/quilters have plenty of.
I measured the felt and wrapped it tightly around the spool and hand stitched it in place.
This is the finished piece before the fringe and necklace strap were done. The skewer is in the top hole of the thread spool where the necklace strap will be. You can see that the hole lines up so the embellished area is what you see.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The second side. I did paint the black and white checks on the top side of the chest and on the very top of the chest. This piece is finished with several coats of water based varnish.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
First I started with a trip to the store and my husband and I bought two of the bike helmet above, which is certainly not very fashion forward. I know, I know, safety first, but why not have both? My husband used sandpaper and scratched up the surface. Then I used a cotton ball and alcohol and cleaned the surface of the helmet. Actually this is my husband's helmet.
Monday, March 24, 2014
This year as with last year, I started with a premade hat. This hat I found at a thrift store about 4 years ago when I was attending the Houston Quilt Festival. Below is the front view.