Sunday, November 6, 2011

Featured in the Better Homes and Garden Holiday Crafts Magazine

I am so excited to share with you my vintage spool ornaments as featured in the 2011 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine.

Last December, Better Homes and Gardens discovered my ornaments (vintage spool jewel) in my Etsy shop and asked me to be a part of this year's issue – it was such a thrill to be asked!

The magazine is now available! I went to three different stores looking for the magazine. When I finally found the magazine sitting on the shelf, I was a bit nervous looking through it at first, not knowing what to expect. When I saw the image of the decorated silver tree with my spool ornaments, I did a quick happy dance (hopefully no one was watching).

These were created using vintage finds – including wood thread spools, sheet music, mother of pearl buttons and pearl-like beads from broken necklace strands. If you would like to learn how to make these spool jewels, complete directions are in the magazine (available at any retailer or book store). Many projects from other talented designers are also featured in this wonderful magazine!


  1. Fabulous, love it! Congratulations!

  2. I just found your etsy shop, then your blog, and am so excited to one of your first followers! I love your choices, both in handmade and vintage, and I know you will be succesful as a blogger, too!