Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 14

I've been drooling over the jewelry from spinthread on Etsy for quite some time now. Her work combines two of my loves: embroidery and geometric shapes.
While I would love to own one of her pieces (hint hint! someone has a birthday coming up), I also thought it would be fun to try out the technique.
So far I've put together two necklaces. To make them I used embroidery floss on fabric, craft glued felt to the back, used embroidery thread around the edges, and added the hardware. It took quite a bit of time and work, but it was relaxing and I like how it turned out.

This chevron striped one was my second attempt. I think it's considerably better because I remembered to use some proper embroidery techniques like tucking in my ends (duh, way neater).

And here's my first one. It's still nice, but a little rough around the edges.

In other news, I went to Thrift Town the other day to buy a leather belt to use as a strap for a bag I'm working on, but I also happened across a real treasure in the jewelry case... a giant locket. I love old lockets and this find definitely made my day. I'm not so sure it would be all that comfortable to wear around my neck as it's rather heavy, but it sure is nice to look at.

My photo shoot was overseen by a little doggy with a little shadow. And now I'm blogging and listening to Joanna Newsom in the sun on the back balcony, so delightful. Warm weather in November? Wacky global warming.

By the way, I joined The Crafty Christmas Club blog created by Tilly. Check it out if you're interested, maybe you should even join! Oh and don't check it out if you don't want to spoil the surprise of your holiday gift from me.


  1. Gorgeous jewellery. Love the designs. I have to try that myself!

  2. Lovely idea! My favorite one is the second. Love the color combination you went for.