I have been sewing a lot lately and I mean a lot and I needed a little break from my sewing machine. Sometimes in order to get my sewing creativity back, I have to break away and create in a different medium and this project was just what I needed. I live in Chicago and we have very dark and cloudy winters. I wanted to create a piece of artwork for my studio that would bring a little summer rainbow in during those snowy, winter months. And so that’s how I came up with the Rainbow Thread Button and Bead Art.
Since I love sewing, I decided to use buttons and beads to create a rainbow thread spool, but you really can use this tutorial as a jumping off point to create any shape you would like. You could do an actual rainbow, butterfly or flower maybe for your child’s room or you could use all one color and do a family monogram………there are so many options and it’s up to you to get creative and create a one-of-kind piece of art that has meaning for you.