9.8.11

Loving this! From this recycled into that........

Today I was inspired to get back downstairs into my craft room where it was cool and make a few things....I saw this on Pinterest...(addictive browsing!) and knew I could make something similar but different!
From this Etsy shop here! LavenderField






Mine started out a a crocheted square that had a big hole in it but lots of little flowers sewn on..I cut them off...


tried to bleach the color out. (didn't work for me)...then I got the idea to dye them...



Went thru my stash and found Coral as well as Perrywinkle....




Left them in the dye bath for about 20 minutes...rinsed them off and dried them in the sunshine!






Loved how they took the dye...the coral was absorbed well into the cotton crochet and the blue is lovely.







Threaded together on fishing line with pearls....they will make an amazing necklace..I think I might string pearls together and make it big enough to slip over my head...I have submitted my idea to Green Craft Magazine...let's hope they like my recycled doiley into a necklace!









5 comments:

Christa said...

Great idea ... I'm sure Green Craft Magazine will be thrilled to have this submission ... those tiny flowers and pearls make a wonderful necklace ... love how you featured the process ... easy for anyone to make one ...
well done ... xoxo

Faye said...

I agree....what a great idea!! I'm sure the necklace is one you'll wear often and because it's cotton, a lovely summer accessory!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's just gorgeous Dagmar - you are so creative.
I lOve pearls with anything!
I agree - submit it to Green Craft!

sarah said...

What a wonderful idea! I especially like how the coral flowers turned out. Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think this is a great craft! The flowers with the pearls are so pretty! I think yours is better than the inspiration photo.