Needle Cases

"Jeweled Ribbons" Needle Case

Square Stitch

Needlecase Variation Front Needlecase Enanced 1_50 Scissors Fob Enhanced 1


Needle Case


Scisssor case Enhance 1_50 Front Scissors Case Back Enhance 1_50

Scissors Fob


Scissors Case


"Beaded Butterfly" Needle Cases

Bead Embroidery

Butterfly Needlecase Blue Butterfly Needlecase Green Butterfly Needlecase Red

"Beaded Scissors Holder"

Bead Embroidery

Scissors Holder Red Scissors Holder Blue Scissors Case Grey

The perforated paper floral needle case is worked on 14 mesh perforated paper. It is stitched in cross-stitch and also uses size 11/0 seed beads for the flowers. The inside of the case is made from inter-laced satin ribbons. The needle case measure 3 x 3 inches.

"Perforated Paper Floral Needle Cases"

Perforated Paper Needlecase Floral Trio 1 Perforated Paper Needlecase Beaded Floral 2

Perforated Paper Needle Case "It's Magic"

The perforated paper "Its Magic" needle case is worked on 14 mesh perforated paper. The basket is worked in cross-stitch. The flowers are worked in size 11/0 seed beads. This design is based on the antique magic wallet. The ribbons inside the needle case magically flip an inserted item from under the straight ribbons to appear under the crossed ribbons. This needle case measures 2 ¼ x 3 ½ inches.

Magic Needle Case 02 Magic Needle Case 05 Magic Needle Case 03

The "Kitty" needle case is worked entirely out of 14 mesh perforated paper. It is stitched in cross-stitch with embroidery floss and uses size 11/0 seed beads for the "Kitty". This design has raised perforated paper borders. The needle case measures 2 ½ x 3 ¼ inches.

 Perforated Paper "Kitty" Needle Case

Kitty 4 Kitty 1 Kitty 2 Kitty 3

The mermaid and the geometric humbug needle grabbers are worked in Peyote stitch with Delica® beads. There is a magnet inside to grab the needle. The humbugs are 1 ¼ inches plus fringe.

Humbug Needle Grabbers

Humbug Mermaid 8 Humbug Triangles 8

The "English Cottage" needle case is worked in bead embroidery on Ultrasuede® using 11/0 seed beads and glass flowers. The needle case has a scissors holder on the back. The needle case measures 3 x 3 ½ inches.

"English Cottage" Needle Case

Cottage Needlecase 1 Cottage Needlecase 2

My latest bead embroidery design is a little chair needle case. The design is adapted from an antique needle case in my collection. It is 4" high and made out of Ultrasuede® with a bead embroidered design with rice pearls. The back of the chair opens and has a place to store needles.

"Chair Needle Case"

Two Chairs Chair blue Chair with back open Chair red

"Witch/Black Cat Etui"

The etui is worked in bead embroidery with size 11/0 seed beads, on an Ultrasuede backing. There is a witch face on one side and a black cat face on the other side. The features are raised and shaped with extra layers of felt under the Ultrasuede. The teeth are pearls. The etui measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/2". I hand made the sterling silver wire hinge. The etui is lined in black Ultrasuede with black silk ribbon rushing. The etui is filled with my collection of rare antique witch sewing tools.

Witch Black Cat Etui Inside Witch Black Cat Etui Face Witch Face Witch Cat Face

Bead Embroidered Etui Case - 4 ¾ x 2 inches.

Handmade metal hinge. Pearl closure.

Fish case holds antique sewing tools - scissors, bead scoop, fish shaped ribbon bodkins.

"Something Fishy"

Fish Etui box

Bead Embroidery

Fish Etui Right Side Fish Etui Left Side Fish Etui Open Fish Etui Open


Seahorse Etui box

Bead Embroidery

Bead Embroidered Etui Case - 5 ½ x 2 ¾ inches.

Holds seahorse shaped sewing tools -Seahorse scissors, thread winder and ribbon bodkins.

Seahorse Etui Front Right Seahorse Etui Front Left Seahorse Etui Inside Seahorse Etui Outside

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