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 🙂