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.............



  1. Very pretty crystals!! So, I'm guessing your tub fix part worked? YAY! We're getting a sprinkle of snow here, supposed to be freezing MIX later, ugh. Pretty chilly, too, at 23F. I'm not ready for this cold weather yet, LOL. Hope you make it to the flea market and have fun, don't get frozen!

  2. Oh, gosh. I just turned on the air conditioner. I forget what winter feels like. (Not that I ever really knew since I was California born and raised.)

    Except for that one business trip to New Jersey. First snow. White rental car. (Didn't matter, everything was white anyway. Sliding to the car. I still don't know how I got the rental car stopped at O'Hare.)

    OK, now I remember why I can't live in the snow and ice. I'd be wrapped around a tree my first day.

    Hugs and more hugs.

    Back to work for me.


  3. What a great deal! I still love the prisms I bought from you a few years back. So pretty! Enjoy the weeks leading up to Christmas. :) Kit


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