Saturday, March 25, 2017

SCALAMANDRE SILK THREADS ~stitch with history

I have about 15 colors of Historic SCALAMANDRE SILK THREAD from the historic fabric house in New York. SCALAMANDRE has created carpeting, fabrics, wall-paper coverings for most of the famous historical  mansions in the US. The White House is designed with reproduction pieces from SCALAMANDRE. The silks are selling quickly. Grab a couple of skeins while I have them. Each one yard skein has approximately 130 one-yard silk strands. I do hand-embroidery with 3 silk strands in my embroidery needle, to create beautiful satin stitch work. Currently stitching a denim jacket with large silk flowers, using these threads.  The silk is from Brazil and dyed at the Queens plant.  The luster is amazing. $4 a skein.

Vintage Charm and Tape Measure Statement Necklace

I created this piece using Rollo chain and a vintage measuring tape, with glass beads and turquoise accents. This has a series of small metal "measurement" charms.  Fabulous!

Amethyst rock and Silver Beads Necklace

This is a gorgeous necklace using polished Amethyst stones and silver Native American inspired beads. This is a great statement piece. 32" in length.  All are vintage elements purchased from a jewelry warehouse in New York. They sell vintage stock collected since the 1960's and are currently in the process of closing. Can't resist the finds!

Santa Fe Necklace with rosary beads

Using vintage elements,  this is a new necklace I've designed, using rosary chains, leather cord, rocks and silver beads. This looks fabulous with denim. Jewelry pieces can be purchased at

New Floral Shell Buttons at our Etsy Site

These shell buttons are beautiful in person! 1 1/4" in diameter, each has a floral design. These have always been popular for crazy quilts, fabric books, purse accessories and wearable arts.
And Only $3  at