Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sewing necklace



Recently I stumbled on one of the loveliest vintage charms I've ever seen: minute, sterling, filligree scissors that are articulated so that they move. What's more they're around seventy years old. Vintage pixie scissors.

By chance I was commissioned to make a tiny silver cotton reel to be delivered today. They're tricky to make and can easily turn out rather ungainly but this morning, thank goodness, all worked out well.



I saw a tiny silver marriage made in heaven so I made an extra silver cotton reel and raided the vintage mother of pearl button stash.

The result is a sewing necklace and it's in my etsy shop.



Speaking of which, whilst the Mr and I were staying in our tiny cottage on Monday my little gumball necklace made it to the front page of etsy!



Dances were danced, let me tell you.

That's what's going on in my Creative Space. See more inspirational makes here.

Edited to add: I'm still quite new to making treasuries but I picked some beautiful making kit from the pages of etsy to make a treasury- do pop over to have a peep - all feedback is very welcome.

24 comments:

susan said...

I love your sewing necklace, so tiny & sweet!

Congratulations on your Etsy feature ; )

crafts@home said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! If only it was close to my birthday..... or if only I had some spare cash :(
Sue Xxx

Ali said...

Your necklace is beautiful, but I am really really jealous of your charming bolthole!
And I told you that necklace was special.

Helen said...

Very pretty necklacex

zephyr said...

Wonderful! i continue to marvel at your creations...this is so sweet

Colette said...

So sweet - a perfect gift for many of us I'm sure.
Great news on the Etsy front page - I made it too (so over excited!), how did you get the mini page on your blog? I tried to find out how and failed - would appreciate a few tips!

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations on your Etsy feature. And that sewing necklace -- {Swooooon} --- those little scissors are adorable!!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful Emma and the little cotton reel is so cute. :)
Vivienne x
P.S. Loved your treasury too!

Soili said...

Beautiful! Those scissors are so unique. Congrats on your etsy shop success!

Toffeeapple said...

Congratulations on the Etsy page. The necklace is so gorgeous! I love the way you made the cotton reel and added the button too, sublime.

Pomona said...

Such a beautiful necklace - you are so clever!

Pomona x

Jenny said...

Oh I love that necklace, what sweet little charms, they are gorgeous! Congrats on the etsy news too! x

Su said...

Utterly charming! Well done on the etsy page too.

Madelief said...

Hi Lynn,

You must be so proud! This new necklace is very pretty too!!

Happy evening,

Madelief x

Poshyarns said...

Oh it's so perfect, clever you and well done on the front page too. Looking forward to meeting up tomorrow.

French Knots said...

Your necklace is wonderful, a perfect combination of charms.

Pennyblossoms said...

Oh wow! That is such a pretty necklace-you are so talented, and it is such a joy to see your makes.
The Buttery looks a real bolthole. What a find.
I have not heard of 'treasuries', don't check out Etsy much. So now I've a whole new world to explore!
Z xx

mrspao said...

Such a beautiful necklace! Love the tiny cotton reel, button and scissors :)

The Coffee Lady said...

Those scissors were obviously made for some REALLY upmarket Sylvanians

potterjotter said...

Oh my, that is just so sweet and precious! I've not heard of treasuries before, but I kind of get what's happening there ... it all hangs together really well visually.

Rachel said...

Charming - well done!

Tara said...

As well dances should be danced. Congratulations! The sewing necklace is adorable and beautiful. Enjoy your weekend, filled with many happy dances.

Taylor Made said...

Such a sweet tiny necklace..very clever of you.

underatopazsky said...

The sewing necklace is charming - it's so exciting when lucky finds just fall right to create something special.