Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Thimble Necklace Tutorial

I've been thinking about this project for a very long time. Today it was sticky with heat and humidity and in the middle of  trying to get my house clean, I just dropped everything and did it. I absolutely love it. I love it so much, that I want to show you how to make it.

Supplies:
Sewing Pins in with the color heads you like
Metal Thimble
Coordinating threads. (my thread came from the edge of some fraying fabric I adore.)
Hot Glue Gun
Tiny Drill bit and Drill


Step One:
Drill a small whole directly below the lip of the thimble. Watch your fingers and go slow!


Step Two:
Fill the thimble 1/4 of the way with hot glue. Let the glue cool slightly and start placing your pins however you wish. I'm very much into pink right now, so most of my pink pins were towards the front. You need to work quickly to get them placed how you like them as the glue will cool quickly. Adding little bits of glue at a time, move your pins around until you are satisfied. Be careful not to hold onto the thimble as it will get very hot as you squeeze in more and more glue.

Step Three:
When your thimble is 3/4 of the way full, ball your threads and place them into the glue. You can use an extra pin to arrange the threads and make sure they are attached to the glue.

Step Four:
If you would like to attach your thimble charm to a chain you will need to place a ring in the hole you drilled. I opted to attach mine to a length of colored hemp with a simple loop through the hole.

Step Five:
Wear it with pride!

I hope you enjoyed making this charm as much as I did! I guess now I have to get back to cleaning. sigh.

P.S. If you don't want to make one yourself because of the heat and humidity at your house you can buy one here
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46867034/thimble-and-pin-charm

73 comments:

  1. I love love love this idea! It is so sweet. I'm so making one. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  2. Omgosh. It's so cute and lovely. Great tutorial. Stopped by from one pretty thing.

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  3. This is such a cute idea! I'm definitely going to try and make one of my own.

    Also, with your permission of course, I would like to feature your tutorial on my blog!
    If that's okay with you!
    :)

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  4. I love this idea! Thanks for the great tutorial!
    I´ ve linked your tut on my blog!

    Eleonora,an Italian girl in Sweden

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  5. You are brilliant!

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  6. so sweet! thank you for sharing~

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  7. Now this is just too sweet, and very inventive!

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  8. Beautiful! Now I know what I'm making my sister for her birthday!

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  9. I love this necklace. It's such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a cute idea! Very imaginative. I can't wait to try it.

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  11. Very cute! After looking at your flickr, have you ever considered selling your photos as prints? You should look into it. Your pics are great!

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  12. Came to visit from One Pretty Thing. What sewer could resist that sweet little thimble bouquet? It's going on my "craft to do" list!

    Jude from Cape Cod
    at www.dolcecapecod.blogspot.com

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  13. This is the cutest! I have a thimble collection from my early teen years (don't ask) and will rescue one of them from the basement for this project - love it!

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  14. That is adorable! I'll have to find a thimble as I don't have one but I definitely want to try this.
    Sophie

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  15. Thanks for tutorial sooo cute! Here's mine.
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  16. Allie: Feel free to post!

    Tam: It is SO CUTE!! Nice job!

    Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!

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  17. This is such a cute idea, great for little thumberlina :) adorable and great tutorial

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  18. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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  19. So pretty! Will you be posting more on etsy?

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  20. Great tutorial!! I've made one and posted pics on my blog as well as a link back to your tutorial. You can see it here:

    http://mytwobutterflies.blogspot.com/2011/03/jewelry-from-sewing-supplies.html

    Thanks so much for the great idea!! Jennifer

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  21. Adorable - I want one so this is on my list. I'll be back to your great little blog!

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  22. I just stumbled upon this tutorial and I love it! You have wonderful ideas, thanks so much for sharing.

    sue
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  23. I have made this the Tutorial of the Day on my blog, The Crafty Artisan. I have made a link so my followers will visit your blog. :)

    It is located at http://wiserunning.com/blog/?p=317

    Happy Crafting!

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  24. Really cute idea! Have a bunch of thimbles floating around somewhere--will definitely have to try this!

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing this great project! My mother and I made some together as a Mother's Day craft --> http://invisiblemandy.com/post/5311094000

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  26. I just love this use of a thimble. Terrific project. I'm off to your store as I'd rather not work with a drill

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  27. This solves the problem of what to make for a sewing friend! Thanks for the tutorial. Okay to feature and link in a future blog post?

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  28. Very cute, I love it. just found your blog through Molly Makes.

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  29. Hello from the Molly Makes blog
    I am totally smitten with your wonderful creation...
    absolutely precious and brilliant!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    oxo

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  30. You have really imparted useful tips/ knowledge and I am little curious to know more about it. drill bits

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  31. I love this and am going to make one and put a tiny magnet on the back for the refrigerator. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  32. Merci pour ce tuto, j'ai choisi d'en faire une broche sur une fleur de laine feutrée pour offrir à des amies, à découvrir sur mon blog le 10/02/2012 ;-)
    Bisous ♥

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  33. Oh how lovely! I'm going to try this very soon. Thank you for the nice tute.

    {love}
    Roudi from c-is-for-craft.blogspot.com

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  34. Muchas gracias por este tutorial tan original. Me parece una idea fantastica. Besos desde Espana......

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  36. LOVE this :) Shared ( and inked to you of course) on the FBs I oversee, Sew Beautiful & Martha Pullen Company!!

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  37. Hey! I just found this on Pinterest. It is so perfect. You know how many thimbles I've bought that were too big or too small. Now they have a purpose. Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

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  38. Thank you for this super cute necklace and tutorial. I found it on Pinterest and have added it to my To Do in 2013 board. And, I just wrote a blog post about it. http://www.geminiredcreations.com/oh-pinterest-how-i-heart-thee/

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  39. This is the sweetest necklace - absolutely love it! Hope you don't mind us creating a blog post about it on www.craftfoxes.com!

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  40. Lindo! Postei no meu blog, logo vou fazer.beijos.

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  41. I have 3 thimbles that I received after my grandfather, who was the Taylor in a very small town, passed away many, many years ago. I've just been holding onto them, not sure what to do with them until now!! I have two sisters and plan to make a necklace for each one of us. I'm nervous about messing up, so I'm going to buy a thimble to practice on. I do have a question. Do you have a suggestion on how I can get around drilling a hole in the thimbles, as I really don't want to do that. Thank you for sharing this lovely "thimble" idea.

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