7/16/07

Needle Case and Pin Cushion


I've been using some tiny plastic tubes with small red stoppers as needlecases for the past few years. They were just supposed to be temporary until I could find a vintage one I liked....then I realized last week that they're not very temporary and I'd better just bead one because I don't know if I'll ever find a vintage one that I both like and can afford! So this is all done with charlottes and a small six-sided nailhead on the bottom and I replaced the red top with a cork one that goes better with the colors of the charlottes. And, of course, then I had to make a new little bottle cap pin cushion to match...LOL! These guys are really fun to make and the instruction are here, if anyone wants to give them a try.

3 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

I like your needle case. I want to bead a pair of drumsticks like that... :)

beadbabe49 said...

If you decide to do that diana, I'd suggest using size 11 true cuts instead of size 13 charlottes....obviously you're capable of long term projects, but drumsticks would take a realllly long time!

beadbabe49 said...

p.s. the needlecase, which has a 3/8 inch diameter and is 2 & 5/8 inches long, took me about 5 hours to bead in charlottes....