Sunday, January 26, 2014

Needlepoint Bracelet

 I think I am becoming Queen of Small Finishes! Here is another very small project I made - a needlepoint bracelet.
 This started when I found this small kit at the thrift store.  For $1.50 what do you have to lose?  And the idea intrigued me.  When I got it home and opened it everything was there although it had been started.
 Granted, it was started with the wrong stitch and there were huge knots but the good news was it was not far along so I took that out and still had enough thread left to work the whole project.

The whole thing is worked up pretty quickly with stripes using continental stitch and six strands of floss.

The back is finished with a piece of satin ribbon stitched around with small tacking stitches, with the canvas edges turned inside.

 Beads are sewn all the way around where the ribbon and canvas join and then a button on one end and a loop of beads on the other end for a closure.

It's an odd project but it is finished and because I had it in my purse the three hours I spent waiting at a doctor's appointment this week weren't totally wasted.  It opens up a lot of possibilities too.  Imagine it in different threads and specialty stitches.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

how cool!! I never find that kind of great thing in thrift shops. But I keep looking!!!

Marilyn said...

Thrift shops are great places. We're off to Spruce Grove today so I'll get to stop in the one there :).

gocrazywithme said...

I can see it done in CQ. Fantastic!