Posted by on August 4, 2008 in craft, stitch | 7 comments

Does this happen to you? You get an idea, and you can’t stop thinking about it, and you just have to try it out right then? That happened last weekend, when I was thinking about some vintage mother-of-pearl buckles I’ve been hoarding, and how pretty they are, and how I’m not quite ready for skinny belts just yet, but would like to wear one of those buckles anyway. So I dug around in my drawer of vintage lace and scraps and pulled out this bit of embroidered silk, and made a belt for my wrist.


Here’s a better view of some of the embroidery:


I stitched the silk to some linen and attached one end to the buckle, wrapped it around my wrist and slipped the other end through the buckle,tightened it up, and wore it! I think it’s kind of fun, and quite pretty.

Later today my sister and I are going to make a t-shirt, so come back soon for a step-by-step photo tutorial of the flower-y t-shirt!


  1. That’s super cute. I love it.

  2. Cute!

  3. So pretty!
    Found your site from dooce – just wanted to say hi.

  4. This is really cute and that buckle would look great as a headband too.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the wristlet! I’ve got some MOP buckles laying around and this looks like a great way to use them!

  6. this is fantastic!

  7. I’m so behind with blog reading so my comment is a bit late. I absolutely love this wristlet, what a clever and stylish idea. Must make one too.

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