The Delights of Gold Thread
I remember perfectly the day I bought that first cone of gold thread. I kept it in my lap and would not put it down for hours. I was enthralled. I sat in meditation wondering about all the creations I could squeeze from this new fiber.
I was not to be disappointed.
From bracelets to wall hangings to purse straps, this gold thread has seen me through a lot of enterprises. And best of all, after many years of playing with this gold thread I have discovered that it lasts. The gold plating that essentially surrounds a silk core stays plated. I have made and worn (and sold) numerous bracelets made in part from this gold thread and they are as shiny and intact now as the day they were made.
I am not usually a hoarder. I tend to be a bit of the opposite. When too much stuff starts to gather in my studio/office I do go into purge mode. Or sometimes I set the challenge of using something I haven’t in a long time. But with the gold all bets were off. I systematically bought up every cone I could find so I could pass on this gorgeous thread to all of you!
You can use it to make stunning jewelry or as lovely bling in a tapestry. I can always find a place for gold thread and maybe you will too.