I’ve been crafting again, this time with velvet and pearls. These wonderful silverplate pieces were found in a thrift store, and I have been busy making them over into luxury pin cushions. While cleaning out, I found my stash of velvet bits, and used them to turn ordinary items into handmade, unique treasures. Some readers may remember this little beauty, that I have been informed was a salt cellar.
With the addition of a velvet pin cushion, filled with cotton and poly fiberfill, and a vintage clip back earring, it became a fabulous treasure. All the elements are glued on. These lovely creations will be sold in my Etsy store.
This small, tarnished silverplate urn became a shabby chic treasure.
I added the red velvet pincushion filled with poly fiberfill, and added off-white color roses around the edge. It stands about 3 inches high with the pincushion.
I was really excited to find this gorgeous sewing basket. It is ceramic/plaster with lovely painted details. It is huge, 5 inches across and a smidgen over 5 inches high. It is also heavy!
It had one chip on one of the sewing machines, that I was able to disguise with the careful application of some black paint. The inside was filled with fiberfill, covered in dark red velvet and a corded trim was added to finish off the piece.
This small porcelain vase became a pincushion using deep blue velvet. It is about 3 inches across.
I thought a pearl accent looked good to finish off the top edge.
I have a few more little things like these to turn into pin cushions next, if the ones I have listed so far do well.
I have decided to refocus my Etsy store away from supplies like fabrics, threads and buttons as they don’t really sell well. My new focus will be on handmade creations and I hope that the store will do a bit better. All the items shown on this post are available as of this writing plus a few more. I hope they will all be gone shortly. I did do some research on this kind of item to begin pricing. Know that I am trying to find the sweet spot, not too high, but not short-changing my time either.
If you have any suggestions for what you would like to have available in the store, please let me know. There are also some neat vintage items for sale now too. Visit Craftnut’s Studio to see all the goodies.
Are you crafting now?