Follow the Crossword Sale for a new sale every day in January. The sale for January 26 is: Earring Findings!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


A necklace for the quilters in our lives

About this design:

This little pendant reminded me of my grandmother- who loved to quilt. Quilting is becoming a lost art. I also quilt as well as bead. I may keep this one- it takes me back to roots!


Quilt block pendant, fresh water and a few Swarovski pearls, Czech glass beads and assorted stash beads. A little sewing machine charm.

Additional Images:

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I love jewelry that has sentimental meaning, Robin. This is a wonderful reminder of your grandmother’s quilting legacy. So precious.

  2. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    Love the quilt pendant and the sewing machine charm as well as the color mix of beads (like a quilt’s multiple colors). This necklace tells a whole beautiful story. Good work!

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wonderful way to remember your grandmother. Lovely design – and the sewing machine charm – so cute. Delightful colors and bead choices also.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    My mom would absolutely love this beautiful necklace. She is a fantastic quilter and loves wearing jewelry. That little sewing machine charm is adorable. Quilters are special people and your necklace is special too.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Kye- you can get those quilt block pendants on Etsy and the sewing machine charms.
    There are multiple quilt block designs.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks Robin. I’ll check it out.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    How sweet is this?! Perfect for those who love to quilt. I agree, it is becoming a lost art. All you see anymore are knock-off styles out there. I really like the added sewing machine in the front, and I adore the peach(?) leather back. I’d definitely keep the piece–every time you put it on, fond memories will fill your mind.

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.