I made this spool necklace from three mini-wooden spools (3/4" long) and two smaller spools (1/2" long) that I painted brown and slightly distressed with sand paper. I glued abstract printed fabric onto the spools. I created a tassel with some sock yarn that had the appearance of embroidery floss. I covered my gathering knot with a small piece of the fabric. The spools are strung on 20" of copper-tone chain. Take the spools with you to the craft store to buy some chain that will fit through the holes in the spool. The necklace is a useful way to use up some of those fabric scraps you have laying around. Hmmmm, I'm thinking the smaller spools alone would make a cute bracelet.

If you like this necklace, it is listed in my Etsy Shop.
Very cute! Where did you get your wooden spools?
I am lucky to live near a Joann's and an AC Moore Craft store. I think I bought them at AC Moore in the wood department. They come in bags of 20 something. You should be able to find them in a craft store near you.
Never seen spools for sale here in SA.Have some ordinary size wooden from Noa's ark!!! plan to cut them in slices--- decorate ( stacks of different ways possible) Punch a hole on the top front of the slice to take a jump ring then hang onto a chain.
Very cute, I like it!
thanks...hope you make one for yourself!

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