Mirror Mirror

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:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • White
  • Black
  • Wooden
  • 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.



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