A couple of years ago, I put an absentee auction bid on a lot of 8 plastic containers of beads and baubles. They were packed full:
- Clasps and findings
- Glass beads
- Pearly green, pink and cream beads
I was pretty surprised to get it. I bid “high” because I wanted those beads BADLY. So $32.50 later I had a treasure trove that was conservatively worth around $400.
My next attempt was more pleasing I started playing round with some of the cool beads from those treasure boxes. In combination with brooches and bits of thrift store jewelry, they started to take shape. It takes a lot of time though and more materials than you might imagine.
The next two I really went to town on. The first – a white wooden frame has a cluster of ceramic flowers on the top in the middle. I like to think of it as a bouquet.
I have done a few others since these. My favourite is this funny, skinny one which I’ve got in my upstairs powder room.