Enameling Trade!



While I was at the Art Bliss Inaugural Event, I had the pleasure of meeting Jean Van Brederode. She is a fellow enameler although she tends to kiln fire while I torch fire. She was also part of the leaf charm swap (and I promise I will show the other charms this coming week!). Here is a photo of the leaf charm she made, and the bird pin that I traded some beads for!

Vintage Buttons


While in Virginia, we stopped by another antiques store and I spotted some vintage buttons in a bin. Again, they weren’t displayed all too well but I dug through and found three packets for $2 each that I purchased! I picked out a few, and sent the rest to Lorelei, who really knows what to do with vintage buttons! These are the ones I picked out. I know the red ones want to be earrings, but don’t know what I will do with the others. Probably put them in my stash!

On A Whim Finds



While in Lucketts, we went into this cute store called On a Whim. It was cool, but they had these bins of jewelry that really needed to be displayed better! I picked through some of them and found these items. I have no idea why I needed the scottie dog earrings, but I just did. The pin I thought I could make into a focal piece for a necklace. We’ll see – maybe they’ll just sit in my beadroom forever!