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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fabric Scrap Gems

Okay, we had our gift swap yesterday.  So fun.  Boy, do we know each other.  And we didn't take any pictures either!   We just started this officially last year, exchanging something hand-made and/or thrifted.

I was on a fabric jewelry making binge.  Still am actually.  I didn't know who should get what, so I wrapped them up in Modern Painter pages glued onto round cheese boxes.  They were left to pick whichever package they liked best.  Oh, too bad there's no photos of that either.

But I did take pix of the stuff before it went on its merry way...


See what came after, after the break...

S's Necklace and Bracelet Set

using strips of striped knit tied in knots...

or rolled over and over.

V's Necklace and Bracelet Set

using fabric cut into long, narrow triangles, rolled around chopsticks to create beads

beads threaded on black knit strip and wound with gold metallic thread

plus some gold plastic glitter beads added that I had on hand.

E's Necklace and Bracelet Set

Same knit fabric, just cut narrower, made with smaller knots and

cut in different direction to get horizontal stripes for a whole 'nother look.

As you can see, 
Easy as Pie. 

I have oodles more to show ya, but that's it for today. heehee.  Stay tuned for the most amazing lady things from my gal pals, yeah.


  1. Your jewellery is beautiful. I never thought of fabric being used in this way. The possibilities are endless...

    1. Yes, yes they are. How will I ever threw anything away now?!

  2. What gorgeous jewellery! V's necklace is so wonderful that if I thought I'd be able to do it I would try to make one. I think I'll just admire yours. xxx

    1. It's so easy, I'll show you how in another post or you could just google paper beads.

  3. Those are awesome! I don't think I'll ever throw away another scarp of fabric again! xxx

    1. Oh my, can't you just see baubles made from psychedelic fabric scraps!