I took a vintage spool with some lovely wood coloring and Mod Podged layers of pattern pieces to it.
I tried to pick the pieces with text and sewing instructions on them. Then I added a vintage pic of a Victorian lady that I printed onto typewriter paper. The first one smeared terribly, so I slowly built up the layers on the second pic.
I like how the pic is a bit distressed which kind of fits the spool and the “feel” of the design. I also used Mod Podge to glue town the ric rac. The ric rac I used is from an estate sale that had some water damage to it so tea stained it a bit.
On the top of the spool, I affixed a tissue sheet that I stamped using a Tim Holtz stamp. As I was coating the stamped image it smeared, so I wiped it off and then re-stamped it onto the top of the spool. I also stamped it on the bottom of the spool.
I am now thinking on how to finish it. I know I will hang it from some vintage seam binding, but I also want to hang some danglies from it. Maybe some sewing items, maybe some beads, I am not sure. It will be a necklace when I am finished, but for now I need to think it through a bit more.
What do you think?