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If you know me or have followed the blog or Facebook page for a while you know that I like to sew (even though I don’t very often) and come from a long line of seamstresses and quilters. A few years ago I started creating jewelry especially for women who like needlework.
I’ve photographed them for my Etsy shop and Facebook page before but always just on lace or barn wood. But now that I’m getting ready to do more local shows I started thinking of unique ways to display them.
Then, a few months ago at Room With a Past, a fellow “Roomie” had this vintage Singer sewing machine for sale. This one isn’t in very good condition but I have a soft spot for old Singers. We grew up with an old pedal machine in our home and I loved peddling it when I was little. So I bought it anyway.
This machine was well used and worn. Now it’s all rusted up but still beautiful! I wanted to buy it just for this embossed end piece. I’ve seen a lot of jewelry projects made pieces from vintage machines like this but I had something else in mind.
So here’s my idea to display the thimble necklaces.
And while I had good light I thought I’d take some photos of the scissors necklaces.
And, did you know that you can tell how old your Singer machine is by the serial number? I logged onto Singer.com and found out that my machine was made in 1904. It’s celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year!
The Music Man said he thought we should turn it into a candle holder. So I added a few candles to it for now and we’ll enjoy it until the Roses and Rust Vintage Market in April. 🙂