I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, December 7, 2013

All That Glitters

Hello! Is it too cold for the flea market tomorrow? I rescued my down parka from the dry cleaner's storage safe; I finished my woolly new mittens....I am hoarding the dollars that the plumber didn't get. I am all ready to shop and hoping the day is not spoiled by---snow?!


 Last week the market was good. I picked up a bunch of chandelier crystals to make my ornaments I sell each year in my etsy shop.

I bought a baggie full of rare red crystal drops.

I made up a set of three. Not sure if they'll sell like the clear ones do, but they are so gorgeous.

This was a grubby shoebox-full, from the Staffordshire china guy. He was like, Oh take it, take it! All. Please. So I went home with the whole batch.

He also has the adorable brass or gold dore' cherubs. I threw two sets into my box (verrry gently) and he kindly added them into my bundle.

They're heavy. Maybe I will make linen or velvet hearts to sew them upon? Their plan needs more thought.

I did make up as many if the crystal drops as I had S loops on hand. I like to add the strong pretty loops for my buyers, so their ''diamonds'' are all ready for their tree or mantel swag.

Oh I also made a few glittery sand dollars. But I forgot to list them, oops. Back to work, come visit my shop here if you have a moment...



gone to the beach.............