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.