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

Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat!

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