Vintage Spools

My Momma gave me a few of her vintage wooden thread spools last week when I went to visit her. She had seen some jewelry on Facebook that someone posted of spools that were decoupaged with print and she thought I could do something fun with the ones she has.  So I started a little Spool collection....

The trip to see her also resulted in a trip to the fabric store so that Mom could spend her gift certificate that I gave her for Mother's Day. I ended up getting some pretty Batiks for myself and ripped some strips of it.

I wrapped the fabric strips onto the spools for these 3 pieces, and really love how they turned out.

 I did the first one and threw on some nickel bead caps, and dangled a SwoonDimples pendant beneath it that was a perfect color match to the batik fabric.

I used a grey/blue fabric on this spool and found some coordinating Wooly wire to wrap onto some thick 5mm leather cording for this bracelet design.  To secure the wooly wire, I just wrapped the ends with some darkened steel wire.

Am absolutely SMITTEN with this last necklace. I used the coral/orang batik and the same natural colored 5mm leather cord but also added these awesome porcelain cube beads from Round Rabbit Extra.  To add a little extra space between the beads, I twisted some copper washers with my pliers to give a more 3-d effect.

These are all available for sale in my webstore.


  1. These are so unique! They all turned out great!

  2. You've got a smart momma! I love things with spools, and have some waiting to be used in creations.

  3. I adore them! I"m also wondering how it would look if you 'painted' the edges of the fabric and the very edge of the spool in a coordinating color? Just to highlight, you know? Or tea stain the, the possibilities!

  4. lovely ! and very unique :)

  5. Great minds think alike...I have a similar idea! Now what.....hmm.


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