|Chocolate-box full of auction treasure.|
While tidying (yes really..) I opened the bottom drawer, which was empty many years ago and thus had become a perfect place to put interesting necklaces and beads into, which had come home because they looked useful. I decided to tip the drawer upside down on the empty table, just to see what had gathered there. And gave myself a fright.
Quite a bit of jewellery.
So I started cleaning, dismantling and sorting everything. Colours by colours, metals by metals, glass, pearls, semi-precious stones, brooches, I even kept the findings and closures.
A course at the local Arts Centre presented itself, how to repair and remake old jewellery.
|Some odd-ball bits as well.|
Very timely the Universe provided, yet again.
I had a great time and learned a lot.
I won a couple of Auctions from down the hill, just to add really odd and old stuff to the mix.
I can't wait to somehow use those fountain-pen nibs, or that sweet little spoon.
|Another auction lot...|
A veritable feast for a textile lover.
Now, how to incorporate fur....
Then I started playing. And combining, and trying stuff out.
|It looked like a jumble of scraps, however...|
Sterling silver, real pearls, moonstone, rose quartz, antique lace, a belt buckle, a tiny key, sparkly bracelet links, vintage porcelain forget-me-nots and a Madonna medallion to represent the Goddess in all her forms.
I love wearing it.
|Peony Roses in an old coffeepot.|
Luckily photos cheer me up too.