Super Easy Spool Jewelry Tutorial

November 29, 2013Allison Murray
Cute necklace with spools of baker's twine on a chain!

Cute necklace with spools of baker's twine on a chain!

I was over in the scrapbooking section, not feeding my ridiculous scrapbooking paper addiction (I don’t even scrapbook!) but instead looking for cute little embellishments for my reindeer clothespin ornaments. Now this is normally an area of the craft store that I do NOT allow myself to go. Because, hello! I don’t even scrapbook but I just can’t say no to scrapbooking gear!

So color me surprised when I found these absolutely adorable tiny wooden spools. And half off! This was so totally fate telling me that I have been denying myself one of the best aisle in the whole durn craft store! So I tossed them in my cart and ran to the jewelry section (where I still allow myself to shop in spite of a ridiculous tub of beads and THREE boxes of findings) and grabbed the perfect chain to thread these little cuties onto.

The project could not be simpler. This is what you will need:

Cute necklace with spools of baker's twine on a chain!

Put a dab of hot glue onto the spool near the edge and tamp your thread down. Take care to not burn yourself!

Cute necklace with spools of baker's twine on a chain!

Wrap around the spool and once sufficiently covered, hot glue the string down at your stopping point. Trim closely and then apply the tiniest dab of glue to keep from fraying. Use a piece of scrap plastic or cardstock to smooth the glue down.

Cute necklace with spools of baker's twine on a chain!

String your spools on. I only applied thread to one at a time to make sure I was happy with the number I had on. This is for my grandmother who prefer things to be “not so *&^! gaudy” like I do so I decided three was a good number :)

These three are in fun Christmas colors and I’ll be giving it to her on her birthday, a week before Christmas. I also made some spools in blue and black so that she can mix and match the spools as she’d like or her outfit requires!

Cute necklace with spools of baker's twine on a chain!

And there she is all finished up and on my necklace display that I had to photoshop the dickesn out of. You see some cat who shall remain anonymous (only because I didn’t see it with my own two eyes though I have a sneaking suspicion) shredded the velvet flocking off of my form in places and I could NOT remove all of the very dark, almost black cat hair from it… MAX!!!

At any rate this baby is so easy to make, easy to customize colors and really cute!!

Comments (5)

  • RaChil

    November 29, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Cute idea Allison! I actually made similar charms with teal embroidery thread and use them in my packaging for my shop, to match my spool logo.
    I just added eye pins to them, but I like the idea of stringing them like you did. I may have to make a crafty garland for my Christmas tree using this technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Allison

      December 3, 2013 at 8:03 AM

      Oooh, that’s a great idea! I love the teal thread, too. Am sure they turned out gorgeous!

  • Marni @ Haberdashery Fun

    November 29, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Saw this on craft gawker. I love all things little.. So cute!!

  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    December 1, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Oh my gosh, if all the craft stores weren’t closed at this hour, I’d be hopping in the car and heading to the scrapbooking aisle RIGHT NOW! This project turned out beautifully, and I know your grandmother is going to love her birthday gift…especially with the interchangeable spools. (My grandma’s 90th is coming up this week, in fact. Wonder if I could pull together such a gift in time for our celebration…hmmmm….) Definitely pinning!

    1. Allison

      December 3, 2013 at 8:02 AM

      Happy birthday to Grandma!

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