Friday, August 24, 2012

Crocheted Jewelry Frames




 Good morning and Happy Friday to you!  I'm so glad the weekend is here.  I finally will get to mail this crafty swap I've been working on.  The Very Blue Yarn Cosmetic Bags were one of my spots and the second spot are these sweet little Crocheted Jewelry Frames.
I love framed crochet fabric and would very much like to do something artful to hang on the wall.   For these little gems you simply crochet a piece of fabric just a bit larger than the frame size you want to fill.  Remove the glass from the frame for a different use or recycle it.  Lay your crochet flat  and spread just a bit of fiber fill over the back of your fabric to give it some dimension.  Wrap the top and bottom edges around the support insert (back of frame) and hot glue them in place.  Do the same with the sides.
***  Word of caution:  Do a test run to be sure the back of the frame will still fit inside the frame BEFORE you hot glue it all together! 
 I used a coping saw to remove at least 1/8th of an inch from the backs of the frames in order to get them to fit inside the frames.  I then chose to embellish my pieces by wrapping a ribbon around them.  Next I "stuffed" them into their frames.  Ta-da!
Of course, at that point I figured I would either have to write down what the purpose of this little gift was or even better - demonstrate the purpose by making some jewelry.
Out came the beading stash from previous years...  Quite a collection I have there, too.  I haven't done any beading in years and it was really fun - and frustrating at times - to make these little earrings.  Golly, I've got to practice my head pin turns!  Anyway, I think the recipients of these sweet frames will know what to do with them now. 
They would make great Christmas gifts and are really easy to make.  Do you remember this one I made for Sweet P's barrette's?  I can see one making a nice pin board, too.  Oh, so many ideas, so little time! 
Have a great weekend and hook up something nice!

1 comment:

  1. I have never seen these before. What a neat idea.


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