Monday, December 28, 2009

A year in review - Repurpose project

I have been blogging here since February 2009, not even a year yet. I have been welcomed with open arms, met some great people, joined three blogging groups, Rings & Things, Art Beads and Beadin Path, and grown so much with the support from all of you. I wanted to do a 're wind' and look back at some of my favorite posts. So that is what I am doing this week. Not only am I going to post some of my favorite entries, but will also include some from my list of favorites as well.

Hope your year was happy and the new one to come even more so.

From April, 20, 2009
While I was at my moms we went thru box after box of 'stuffs' she has collected over the years. I need a month to show you everything I brought home with me.

Back in the 70's my mom use to make costume jewelry Christmas tree wall hangings. She would push the twinkle lights thru holes in the cardboard and it would light up. The twinkle lights would reflect off of all the rhinestones and quite honestly could put someones eye out :)

Any one remember these? I found this pic on line - Glorious I tell you! I am so digg'n her hair too. Man, I miss the 70's

While we were diggn, we found a box of odds and ends. Costume jewelry left over from those christmas tree days. I squealed when I saw it.

This morning over coffee the idea hit me, I came up with this.

Paisley crazy

The purple coins are dyed crazy lace agate from Sedona Stones.

And yes, I am wearing it :)

Edit - I submitted this bracelet to Bead Trends for the Nov 2009 issue. It was chosen!!!
Here are pictures of the spread:

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