I've been gluing my fingers together again! A while back, I posted pictures of some needle minders I made out of old costume jewelry. I was pretty happy with how they turned out, so I decided to make some more. Because I need a needle minder to match every project. I couldn't care less about shoes for every outfit, but needle minders are another story.
This time I raided the jewelry-making section of Michael's and picked up a few charms. This first one is my favorite, even though I was hoping to find something more like a tiny picture frame with flat glass. I'm pretty sure Hobby Lobby has them, but I'll have to wait until later in the week to check. I can always make more... especially of the Stitchy Supervisor!
A Tiger Lily needle minder!
Here's what they look like unassembled. I used a tiny amount of super glue on the tip of a toothpick and dotted it around the edges to assemble the pieces. I also used pliers to remove the loop.
Sometimes you can't remove the loop without damaging the charm, and in that case you can just glue on a little bead or a flat-backed crystal, as I did with these next two, a Celtic knot and a bird's nest.
This last one was an experiment, just to see if it would work. I found this tiny teacup in the miniature section and hot-glued magnets to the bottom (the super glue wouldn't bond to the ceramic). I think it's charming!
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