Sometimes the simplest thing can trigger my creativity.
I had bought a handful of black and red beads recently and dumped them on my sewing table beside my pile of threads and bobbins.
A couple of days later when I returned, the shiny silver bobbins caught my eye and my brain started ticking.
What if I decorated a silver metal bobbin – which I’ve been told by the sewing machine repair guy I really shouldn’t be using in my sewing machine anyway! – with beads and turned it into a necklace?
I simply grabbed some wire and threaded a mixture of square and small round beads until I had enough to wrap around the bobbin and sit snuggly into the area where there is normally thread. After wrapping it into place I simply wrapped the ends of the wire around a couple of extra times to secure it then tucked the ends in under the beads.
The chain is actually one that is for making name badges and when I slip the bobbin over the two strands it creates a loop at the bottom that stops the bobbin slipping off. Easy!
A couple of wires with loops and a few more beads attached under the bobbin adds some length and that’s it!
I may have to go and find some more metal bobbins just so I can play a little more.