This weekend I had plans to go see Susan Beal at Powell’s and pick up her most recent book, Modern Log Cabin Quilting. On Friday night I got the idea for this necklace, and thanks to my nearly clean sewing/craft room I was able to make it on Saturday and wear on Sunday to showoff to Susan – I’d have never come up with this if it weren’t for her books (Bead Simple helped me figure out how to use jewelry pliers, of Bead Simple also keeps me from swearing off jewelry making as a hobby altogether, and that just means one more section of the craft store that has a siren call to me).


This particular piece is a bit unintentionally wonky and getting it attached to the chain was much more difficult than I anticipated. I’m hoping to make some improvements on the next one that I make.

April 3, 2011. Tags: , . quilting, Sewing.


  1. AmyW replied:

    Regardless of how you feel about it (I don’t see the wonky), I think it’s amazing. Very nice. 🙂

  2. Sarah replied:

    This is gorgeous! I would love to know how you made it.

  3. Christina replied:

    1) I just figured out that you have a blog!
    2) this is great

  4. Angie replied:

    I think it’s adorable!

  5. Gai replied:

    I love it! What a neat idea ~ and totally cute to boot!

  6. Penny replied:

    that’s really cute, Michelle! I would totally wear this. Please let me know if you will make and sell one, and how much. Pretty please?

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