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« on: February 22, 2013 05:07:32 PM »

when my grandma died back in 1992 (wow.  it'll be 21 years in November), I was given her sewing box because I was showing an interest in sewing and other crafts.  needless to say, I suck at sewing.  lol.  but I still use it to hold my pins, needles, zippers, scissors, etc. for those rare occasions when I do sew.  the box included a LOT of vintage thread on wooden spools and even a thimble.  I had seen a LOT of thimble necklaces online and I was really inspired to make one.  so I found the thimble, drilled a little hole in it, and added some dangles.



I love it!  I used a mix of quartz (both the point and die-shaped beads), pearls, clear seed beads, and silver lined bugle beads to give it a kind of vintage feel.  I love it, I love it, I love it!!!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013 05:52:58 PM »

I really love it too! You have inspired me! Thank you! It's wonderful!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013 07:00:51 PM »

thank you!!!  Grin  and I'm glad I have inspired you!  I'd be interested to see what you come up with if you make something like this!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013 07:32:12 PM »

I love it too!  it's so pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013 07:49:41 PM »

thank you!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013 08:50:53 PM »

Love it ... what a great gift idea for someone that sews!
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013 09:08:53 PM »

This is very inspiring.....and pinned Smiley  What a great way to remember your grandma.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013 10:05:42 PM »

Love it ... what a great gift idea for someone that sews!

why yes!  that's a great idea!  and thank you!

This is very inspiring.....and pinned Smiley  What a great way to remember your grandma.

glad I could inspire you too.  Smiley  and yay!  I've been pinned!  Grin  yeah, Thanksgiving is kinda hard since even though the actual date for Thanksgiving changes, the holiday doesn't, and that's the exact holiday she passed away on.  but now I can wear this necklace and have her close to my heart all the time.  Smiley  I also plan on making a wooden spool necklace from one of her old spools of thread.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013 12:47:52 AM »

Love the necklace and love the sentiment behind it. I wish I had gotten my grandmother's sewing stuff - I don't sew either, but I would love to have something like this of hers to wear!
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013 01:03:44 AM »

thank you!

I only wish that I could have got a hold of some of my dad's mother's jewelry (this is my mom's mom's sewing stuff), even if it was just costume jewelry.  I don't care about the expensive stuff.  I'd just love to have something like that of hers.  she is still with us, but she's not actually with us.  she has dementia.  she may not have long.  and I would love to have something to remember her by, especially if it was German.  she was there during World War II.  maybe I can talk to my aunt.  my uncle is giving me one of my grandpa's steins, so maybe I can get some costume jewelry.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013 02:12:37 AM »

Oh that is wonderful! I inherited Grandmas sewing supplies to and her thimbles were much too tiny for my fingers,this would be a great way to use them.
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Yep, it's official, I LOVE IT!
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013 02:37:42 AM »

lovely. I have an old silver thimble of my grandmother's. It is too small for me and also hsi holes in the top where the needles have worn through with use - so really no longer usable as a thimble but it would make a lovely Necklace. Thanks you so much for the idea  - although yours is so beautiful with the little dangles hanging from inside that I will  never match it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013 03:30:26 AM »

Oh that is wonderful! I inherited Grandmas sewing supplies to and her thimbles were much too tiny for my fingers,this would be a great way to use them.

this was too tiny for my fingers too!  lol.  so yes, this is a great way to use them!

Yep, it's official, I LOVE IT!

thank you!!  Grin

lovely. I have an old silver thimble of my grandmother's. It is too small for me and also hsi holes in the top where the needles have worn through with use - so really no longer usable as a thimble but it would make a lovely Necklace. Thanks you so much for the idea  - although yours is so beautiful with the little dangles hanging from inside that I will  never match it.

thanks!  and you're welcome!  but why not give it a try?  you may just surprise yourself.  I wasn't sure about it when I had the idea, but as I worked on it, it started turning into something beautiful!  go on and make something pretty with those worn out thimbles!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013 06:30:50 AM »

I love this so much. It is just wonderful.
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2013 07:34:15 AM »

What a touching way to remember your grandmother! Much more personal than stashing it away somewhere or putting it in a shadow box.
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2013 08:59:44 AM »

A very lovely remembrance of you grandmother. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013 04:22:44 PM »

it's like a little jellyfish and it's lovely.
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2013 12:34:26 AM »

thank you SO much kittykill, kbrison, SiFi Mom, and jexxican.  Smiley  I especially like the idea of it looking like a little jellyfish.  they can be so pretty!

note for myself and anyone who makes jewelry; make sure your jumprings are sturdy.  if they aren't, use a pre-soldered ring and attach chains with smaller, sturdy jumprings or solder your flimsy jumprings yourself.  you don't want your jewelry falling apart like this necklace did today.  don't worry, I fixed it with a bit of soldering.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2013 12:54:48 AM »

So beautiful!  The cascade of quartz on the chains hanging out make it look like a gorgeous graceful jellyfish, or a bell with multiple clappers! 

What an amazing memory piece.  Smiley  I bet your grandmother would be proud! 
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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2013 01:08:25 AM »

lol!  you saw a jellyfish too!  that's so cool!  it had to be pointed out to me.  Roll Eyes

and thanks.  *^_^*
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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2013 08:10:38 PM »

It looks very good,really elegant
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2013 06:25:59 PM »

LOVE THIS! Pinned and hit rocked. You've done a great job! I'm going to try this.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013 08:59:59 PM »

yay!  I love it when my things get pinned!!!  Grin Grin Grin

and yes!  do give it a try!  when you complete one, make sure to share it!!!  Grin
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This is so lovely, I really love how sweet it looks! Great use for a meaningful item
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2013 03:08:38 AM »

What a fab way to take an everyday object & make it an elegant work of art to wear! I really love it!
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2013 10:29:01 AM »

I love the use of the thimble, and what a wondrous remembrance


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I love the use of the thimble, and what a wondrous remembrance


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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2014 08:59:59 PM »

yay!!!!!!!!!!!  thank you thank you!!!!    Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2014 09:01:01 PM »

Thank you!!

I love this project and the history of it, too!
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I made one of these too and get tons of compliments on it. Smiley Congrats on Best of 2013!
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2014 09:56:08 PM »

oh neat!  did you post any pictures of yours?

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Yes  Smiley

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I'm totally loving this! and Darn, I just sent in my questionnaire for a pendant swap and missed putting this link down for inspiration ideas! 
This is wonderful on so many levels! Awesome.....
 
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2014 11:34:54 PM »

well, when you get your partner you can let them know I'm sure.  I did that all the time when I swapped.  "shoot!  I forgot to list that!" and then tell my partner "I was too excited and I forgot this".  Cheesy

but thank you for the compliment!  I've recently pinned some new thimbles on Pinterest that I want to try out.
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