Monday, July 2, 2012

Indian Head Nickel & Turquoise Wrap Bracelet

Ah, a lovely vacation day spent hiding in the studio on a sweltering 90+ degree Minnesota day!  Went into the studio to just see what could be made with some of the stash and came out with a wrap bracelet.  I love it.  The hubby thinks I should have added more silver beads.  Hmmm.  We'll have to see how I feel about it after I wear it a few times.

The Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel coins were minted in the US from 1913 to 1938.  This particular one is actually a button that I purchased in Rapid City, South Dakota.  It's been waiting a few years for me to do something with it.  I think it'll be happy around my wrist.

Vintage Linen Tote

Once again, I've dipped into my vintage linen stores and used a piece to make this nice tote from a table runner.  I made the size custom to the linen I was using and added some new fabric and handles to complete it.

I encased heavy cardboard in cloth and placed it in the bottom to give it some structure.
 I also added a pocket on the inside and one on the outside.

I played a bit with some stitch variations on the inside and the top of the pocket on the inside.