Update July 16, 2023.
Do you like the idea of embellished paperclips?
Brenda over at Brenda’s Needlepoint Studio was and made a bunch of them (pictured above).
What’s even better is that she has given us all a head start on making them by writing out her modifications of the instructions to make them work for needlepoint.
I have a bunch of odds and ends of threads that would be perfect for this and a bunch of interlock canvas in a very odd color. Now all I need is paperclips. I’m also thinking this idea could be adapted to be the tops of barrettes, laying tool cases, or pins.