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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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