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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Taking time to play

It has been wonderful to step off the hamster wheel of my life and just breathe. After months of simultaneously going to school and running a home and business I have had a few days just to play.

My dear grandmother, who is in the midst of downsizing, regularly sends packages of the most interesting things such as vintage charms and old jewelry. I have just been tucking these things away in my closet.

As the apple did not fall far from the tree, I also tend to be drawn to similar treasures found at flea markets, estate sales, ebay and etsy. I decided to bring the entire collection out and start taking apart unsalvageable items and cleaning and rewiring beads. I should have taken a before picture of that pile, but I have a hard time photographing messes. (Smile)

I decided to combine the vintage beads and charms and voila! A happy springtime necklace. I made a few bracelets for little girls as well.

If you like what you see, click on the Etsy button on the right side of the page. I am sure a few more treasures will make their way onto the site within the week.


Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

Really cute jewelry!

I appreciate your asking to help stage the house. I'm on Rate My Space (hthrrue is my name on there)so you can get a feel of it or I can send you pictures too. Just let me know :) I think I just need to take a few pieces out and I already removed some things from the living room. My biggest selling point in my house is that people buy it because of the furniture, even though they can't have it, but I never know how much to leave in there. Anyway, go ahead and take a look if you would like.

Thank you,
rue :)

Kasey said...

lovely site.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Tell grams that if she really needs to toss of her old treasures, my address is... (just kidding) =) By the way, if you would like the funny can footstool, just let me know your address and you can have it. I've been urged to take it apart to come up with a pattern for the blog gals, but I don't have the time right now. You're welcome to have it if you would like. Just email me your address ( Blessings... Polly

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Laura,

What a fun, full post! Looks like you are having a great week, love the banner. Isn't making jewelry so much fun? How blessed you are to have loot from your Grandmother.:)
xo Lidy