Sunday, April 10, 2011

Thimble--Sew Fun--Jewelry

As a young girl I remember my grandmother sitting at her quilt frame the silver flash of her thimble as she made her tiny neat stitches...
My recent treasure hunting trip to Des Moines netted me some thimbles....and ideas....
The gold rose is from an earring from my other grandma....she was the city grandma and taught us to shop!! She was the fashion grandma... I had this completely made and started on the earrings ...looking for beadcaps I found my vintaj ones....so I tore it all apart and remade it with the brass beadcaps instead of the copper....kept me occupied!! I am linking to Kim at Wow us Wednesday


10 comments:

  1. Hi Kimmy,
    That is a gorgeous necklace!! It is very unique and creative. I love it! You are very talented!!
    Jane

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  2. I love it! What a way to remember your grandmother! Special piece!

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  3. Absolutely, sentimentally lovely. I so wish I had some of my mom or grandma's thimbles! Your jewelry is such a wonderfully artful tribute :)

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  4. Hi Kim....I absolutely LOVE your new necklace. It is right up my alley. Would wear it in a heartbeat! I'm amazed at how quickly you completed a project with one of your treasure hunt finds! There isn't a thing you can't do....from painting to jewelry, you have incredible talent!

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  5. Hey Kim....
    I am SOOO SORRY I MISSED YA!!!
    Michael and I were loading his trailer...and getting last minute shopping done....{he is going back to Texas, in the morning...{sigh...} Call anytime, and I'll open, just for YOU!!!!
    Love to Ya...Sweet Pea!
    {Wow!!! Love What You Are Doin'!!!}
    Barb C.

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  6. love the little thimble trinket. do you have any made up to sell? if so what and how much?

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  7. Hello Kim and Everyone, I'm Dawn, and I'm very new to blogging, but I had to tell you how much I love this necklace. Thimbles are also important to me because of the memories they invoke of my mom and my grandma; she made every grandchild a quilt at birth and my mom made my wedding dress (and many proms and dances dresses with three girls..lol). I treasure the quilt, which I still have even though it's a bit threadbare because it went with me through my life and then through my daughter's life. (She wasn't able to sew and quilt for her great grandchildren in her later years). Thank you for sharing the project with us, Kim. It's gorgeous! ~ Dawn ~

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    1. Dawn, thank you so much for a lovely comment, my Grandmother passed away before she could finish her quilts to us thankfully my step grandmother taught me and helped me finish my quilt.

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    2. I am not much for jewelry but this necklace is beautiful, this is jewelry with a soul, pieces like yours I could have a new outlook on jewelry..

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  8. What a cool idea! I am always looking for large bead caps for my tassel necklaces, Thanks for sharing :)

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