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Friday, February 21, 2014

Simple and Bright

Some time ago I piddled around, covering little empty wooden spools with some reclaimed scraps of wool felt and random stitches. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, so I put them in a jar and they ended up on a shelf in my studio.
 I came across them recently while doing a little organizing.
 I paired them up with some large resin beads, some small bone beads and a couple of square ceramic ones. They are simply strung on a piece of turquoise leather.
I also came across some old memory wire, left over from my very first jewelry making attempt.
(I've been trying to use up some of the supplies that I've hoarded over the years.)
I wrapped sections of the memory wire with strips of old hippy textiles, also from my hoard of supplies.
I may add some beads and charms to these, but I kinda like them just the way they are, so maybe not.
Anyway, I hope I inspire someone out there in blog land to use up some of their hoarded supplies.
Have a great weekend!


  1. Omigosh, Karen! I was drawn in by the colorful beads up top, then completely blown away by the fabric-wrapped memory wire. Charms and beads in your hands would surely look great, but I absolutely love those bracelets just the way they are. You have a way of creating the most powerful out of the simplest. Good for you, Girl!

  2. Oh my goodness, so much cheerful color, love the banner too. I can't say I know anything about memory wire, I will look into it though. I'm pinning you again!

  3. I love both of those. I've done the spools but never thought about turning them into a necklace - what a great idea! And I love the bracelets!