Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Finding treasures

One of the vendors son's has taken a shine to me at the market:) He loves to come by and chat with me, and wants to learn how to make jewelry. He has been collecting jewelry to re purpose for his designs.

He brought a huge bag of his collection to share with me.

There is so much stuff to go thru. A lot of the beads are "pressed" onto the string and cannot be removed. I am wondering if i can incorporate them some how into a design as a full strand.

This was a fun find. They are all that orange color but some of them are painted pink. I know I do something really fun with this one.

Oh yess!!! Watches!!!! 5 of them in there :)

There were several of these, of which I doubt I do anything with, but they take me back :) anyone remember these?

I love this little one. Looks like a marjong tile :)

I am going to have some more fun and dig around and see what else I can find :)

Stay Tuned!!


  1. That's some stash.....I've also picked up some of those molded beads not realizing at the time. About the only thing I can think of is to some how attach them onto a piece as a kind of swag, if you get my meaning. But I know you'll think of something.

  2. We should put our heads together and come up with something :) Between the 2 of us it will be brilliant!

  3. Ooh, what a collection! I love going through big bunches of stuff like that - you never know what you will find!

  4. I remember those bracelets! In fact, I think I still have mine...lol... Don't know what you have in mind for the watches but I was in a shop that showed old watchbands with wire wrapped beads as the focal. They were really cool! And I've never seen the type of beads that are pressed on...very interesting. Have fun with your new goodies!