While I was visiting Missouri, I dragged took Joe “antiquing.” My cool finds were a jar full of antique buttons and one very large quart size jar of antique beads! Here is a picture of some of the beads:
Here is a bag full of glass or real pearls:
And metal beads, large beads, charms and chains:
Then here is the best find of them all; my mothers pile of costume jewelry:
I plan to make something for my sister and I with some of the costume jewelry. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so I will keep mum!
I also picked up 3 new books on beading for inspiration:
Last night, I started a new project to showcase the silver leaf with small crystals embedded. I am playing with the idea of hanging the pendant off from a thin spiral peyote bead necklace:
Not sure how this will pan out, but this is how I design… just start and change directions if need be. The spiral beaded chain may be too heavy for the silver leaf. If so, I will change the beaded necklace design.
What are you creating or working on?