Hardware,  Quick Inspiration

Colorful Earrings and Bracelet Made From Bobbins and Beads

Check out my easy-peasy earrings and bracelet that I made out of bobbins.  I don’t remember where I tripped over this idea but as soon as I saw it I said, “OMG!  How Cute!  And why the heck didn’t I think of that?!”

These earrings and the bracelet were ‘sew’ easy to make.  First I picked up a box of Dritz metal bobbins.  There are 12 in a box and I think they were $5.99.  There are also smaller packages available but I used 2 for the earrings and 7 for the bracelet.  I suppose you could also use plastic bobbins but I like the look of the metal.  It makes for a shinier bracelet and you know me, I’m all about the glitz.

For the earrings I just used some findings I already had on hand:  a couple of earring wires with rhinestones, a couple of silver jump rings, and a couple of silver heart-shaped connectors.  So these earrings cost me basically just a couple of dollars to make.

For the bracelet I used some black, pink, and green beads from my stash, about 8 inches of .7mm stretch cording I had on hand and a dab of E6000 glue to fix the knot.  Again, the biggest investment was the bobbins.

And the thread.  I almost forgot the thread!  LOL  I already had all of these colors in my sewing box and you probably have quite a stash, too.  Fill up those bobbins with any color you like.  NOTE:  For the earrings, be careful to fill your bobbin only about half full.  You’ll need enough room to put a jump ring through one of the holes.

Since I first tripped over this idea I’ve found several examples on Pinterest (of course!) so the idea isn’t new, but when you let your imagination wander like I did you’ll come up with your own original creation.

I’ll be wearing my earrings and bracelet made from bobbins to work today so stop by the cutting counter and have a peek 🙂

Donna Anderson

I loved my time working behind the cutting counter at Joann Fabrics but I love shopping at Joann Fabrics even more! What are you making today?

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