When the "red thread bobbin goes bob, bob, bobbin' along" , you will remember the whir your grandmother's or (EEK! Great-grandmother's) old-fashioned sewing machine. Made in gorgeous sterling silver, ours is a Sterling Silver actual-size replica of the original stainless steel version. Wear it singly or "thread" them on a chain or cord. 1" x 1/2" and comes with a black ribbon, or you can imagine it to be VERY thick thread! This brings to mind wooden spools of thread, vintage sewing machines, bolts of retro fabrics, milliners, old "Piece Goods" stores with their wooden drawers full of McCalls, Simplicity, Butterick and VOGUE(!) patterns, before Project Runway--when home economics was a REQUIRED course for girls.(Really?) It comes with a little kit of colored thread, so you can change it up to suit your own creativity. Not just for seamstresses...but you might want to pick up a few for your friends who are budding fashion designers! Chain sold separately. Hand signed under the thread.:) As always, Made in America.