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« on: June 26, 2014 11:32:35 AM »

I was lucky enough to be partnered with jillybeans in the recent Altered Spool Swap.  One of her themes was "Spooky", and while it wasn't what I initially planned on going with, the spool seemed to take me in that direction on it's own.  Cheesy

It was stained black with wood stain markers, highlighted with silver Sharpie, covered in striped scrapbook paper and a beautiful jeweled spider that I received from pinkleo.  The back has a lucky/unlucky 13.  I added a metal clock face and a stone skull bead wearing a crown on top, and a tassel of crazy yarn, ric-rac, embroidery floss and ribbon hanging from the bottom.  In the tassel I hid a skeleton key and several heart shaped black Hamsa beads.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014 11:43:21 AM »

It's just gorgeous!  One of my favorites from the whole swap!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014 11:53:58 AM »

It's a beauty, for sure!  I need to make a hanging spool now.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014 02:35:49 PM »

Thanks ladies!  I had found a bunch of spools in my stash a few years ago, and brought them into work at my costume shop.  I asked each student to decorate one with ribbon, trim, buttons, flowers, etc, and we hung them all on the sewing themed Christmas tree.  (Trimmed with a tape measure as garland, and a star covered in thimbles.)  Now I wish I had pictures of those ones, as we made all of them hanging spools too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014 02:51:00 PM »

Such a great idea for an ornament, whether it be holiday themed or otherwise. I love all the baubles and details!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014 05:51:58 AM »

It's just gorgeous!  One of my favorites from the whole swap!

Mine too! Just fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014 08:31:28 AM »

I've always loved spool ornaments, and this one is one of the best! The Halloween theme is excellent, and it's beautifully executed. Nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014 10:40:14 AM »

Thanks ladies!
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