Tag Archives: velvet

Black Velvet & Lace Cuffs

26 Oct

I made these cuffs from velvet ribbon, scalloped lace with a pair of extra large hook & eyes. I like the results and of course using contrasting coloured materials will create a totally different effect.

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DIY Ring Display Box

12 Oct

I’ve spent the last few weeks making all kinds of jewellery and in the process of it started to puzzle over how it could all be displayed. There are some suggestions online which I interpreted to get the results I wanted. My first display case is one to showcase the rings I’ve been having fun creating. It’s easy to put together just follow my instructions.

What I Used:
1/2 inch Pipe Insulation
12 X 24 cm Box Frame
1/4 metre Black Stretch Velvet (any stretch fabric will do)

Step 1:
Remove the glass, clips and backboard from your frame.

Step 2:
Measure the width at the back of the frame and cut the pipe insulation into 5 of these lenghts.

Step 3:
Wrap the velvet around the pipe to get an idea how wide you need to cut the strips that will cover each tube. Cut the strips.

Step 4:
Fold the strips in half lenghtways so that the velvet is on the inside. Sew a straight seam along the edge and turn inside out so that you have a tube of velvet.

Step 5:
Feed the pipe insulation lenghts you have cut into the sewn velvet tubes. Tidy up the velvet edges at the ends of the tube by sewing and trimming neatly.


Step 6:
Place the covered insulation tubes into the frame et voila.

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