Thursday, June 10, 2010

ON A ROLL





I needed to come up with another way to transport some of my jewelry for presentation, so I made this fabric roll, and am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Last time I took my jewelry to show a client , if you remember, I took it in a vintage suitcase, and secured the pieces in fabric covered styrofoam with floral pins. It looked great, but the pins were difficult for my sometimes painful fingers to maneuver through the fabric covered foam. I also think the places on the jewery I put the pin through may have weakened some of my components (jump rings). So this is my new solution. Totally freeform, I stitched some pockets through muslin and batting, and stitched tabs at the top to tie the pieces in place, and the body of the piece can rest in the pocket and be protected. Then I stiched that to a piece of great toile I found for the outside. Then I can roll it up to carry, and it's easy peasy, or so I think! The test will be Sunday. It's gotta be better than plastic bags. I had fun with the stitching too! Now all I want is a new sewing machine with some nifty stitches on it!! My friend Lenna showed me one a few months ago, and it's still in the back of my mind!

20 comments:

Boot ~C said...

sorry to hear your suitcase idea didn't work out for you.I liked your idea so much I am thinking about trying it w/ one of my suitcases.Your roll looks great

stregata said...

Love the fabric roll - I am sure it will work wonderfully. Am just in love with the idea. Definitely easy to carry. Do you know - I saw something on Lenna's blog that she sewed and ever since, I have secretly been coveting a new sewing machine! LOL

Dorthe said...

A beautifull roll,it is, I love the toile fabric, and the jewelery layes so great in there.
A beautifull and great idea.
Hugs, Dorthe

Esther said...

great idea sharon!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Love the idea too, more beautiful than a box ! And your "toile de Jouy" has a lovely colour and pattern. That's very french Sharito !

Mari said...

Excellent idea and handmade!!!

romantic decay said...

Great idea a lovely bags. I hope it works for you.

steufel said...

Great idea and a pretty bag!

mairedodd said...

this is beautiful - and something i need to do myself... i had to bring things to a nicer show and had my pieces in plastic bags... keeps the tarnish away, but looks cheesy... you have inspired me to just do it... thanks - and good luck with the client!

druga szesnascie said...

dearest Sharon,
I've been trying to send you an e-mail about our June paper swap a couple of times already but it keeps bouncing back undelivered. :(
is there any other way to contact you?
Eliza

Cindy said...

Sharon, you know I happen to be a big fan of Toile. You'll have your clients eagerly waiting to see what's inside a pouch this lovely! Another great idea...and you're a wonder with the sewing machine!

Terri Kahrs said...

What a classy way to show your wares, Sharon! You can never go wrong with a jewelry roll made of that beautiful Toile. I know what you mean about a new sewing machine. Mine is 15 years old and only has a few stitches. **sign** It would be lovely to own a new one. Is it too soon to start a Santa list???? Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS Good luck with your show this weekend!!!

SummersStudio said...

What a good idea and it looks great too. Good luck with your show.

Judy said...

Such a great idea Sharon...I love Toile, it is so classic. Good luck with your presentation.

sharon said...

WOW...I woke up to such wonderful comments!! Thank you all so much!! If it weren't for all of you, I probably wouldn't be doing any of this! I am forever grateful for your support.

Janet said...

Lovely! What better iof a way to use...really nice!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

wonderful Sharon - good luck with the show!
Hugs,
Marie

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great idea. Pretty to look at too! Have a Wonderful show!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Pretty cool idea! I love toile...so pretty!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I love your new and creative bag!!Big Hugs-Cat

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