Friday, February 15, 2008

textile jewelry

I've been finding myself drawn to jewelry made from textiles so I had an idea to make myself a necklace with ribbon and fabric yo- yo circles. I quite like the way it turned out. I have another idea involving yo-yo's but it requires a thrifting trip to find the right garment.

I purchased this beauty from Bitter Betty's Etsy shop recently (image from Bitter Betty) which reminded me of the days when I took a lace-making class.

I would love to pick that back up again. A college friend of mine and I took the class together at a historical society and we fashioned our own cushions and attached the patterns to a cylindrical cushion that sat in the bigger cushion that the bobbins would lay on. It was so much fun to sit and wind and chat with the older ladies and make lace. I may have to dig that cushion up from my Mother's attic and give lace making another try.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.



Marcia said...

I saw little, itty bitty, yoyos with some small beads sewn in the center. It was cute in the pic, but as a necklace it would be awesome!

amy said...

aren't yoyos great?! i saw that necklace on bitter betty's blog and loved it. lucky you!