For as long as I can remember my hands have been busy making something. I have had many creative ventures most of which involve stitching, knitting and textiles. I love ideas and I crave a challenge. I am one of those (sometimes annoying) people that says "I can do that." Inspiration sits on my shoulder. My ventures are not always successful but they always lead me to another creative idea.
I spotted The Liberty of London fabric bead necklace in a fashion magazine. It was part of the Louis Vuitton Spring Collection for 2007 retailing for $600. The necklace appealed to me on so many levels. I am a quilter and love mixing prints. Liberty of London prints were already in my fabric stash. A quick trip to the craft store where I purchased a bag of wood beads and a spool of ribbon and I was in business.
The blog post where I introduced this necklace is the single most commented post on my blog that I have written even now 3 years later. Liberty of London fabric is expensive and not easy to find and because it takes only a small 2X3.5 inch piece to make a bead it would be a big investment to put together 11 different prints for one necklace. I mentioned that I might offer kits for sale in my etsy shop in one of my posts. When I got a positive response I decided to give it a go. The kit is now my best selling item, second only to the actual necklace that I also sell to those less crafty customers.
I must say, Liberty of London has been good to me!
What You Can Win
When I saw her fabric bead necklace, I was so inspired to make some for Christmas! They are just lovely! One reader will either win their choice of Liberty of London imported Tana Lawn fine cotton fabric packet featuring 5 fat eighths (5 different prints measuring 9X18" each) in various floral patterns perfect for small sewing projects, patchwork quilting, or crafts like the fabric covered bead necklace OR a DIY kit to make a lovely ribbon and floral print necklace using a special selection of Liberty of London fabrics, wood beads, and ribbon.
13 different Liberty of London fabrics pre-cut and ready for assembly
13 1" round wood beads
2 yards double face satin ribbon
1 stainless steel large eye needle for threading ribbon
complete easy to follow instructions/no skills required
How To Enter
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