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.