Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vintage baubles and buttons: how exciting!

Last week I posted about several boxes of
junk jewelry my friend Mary Ann was going to trade me for some handmade greeting cards I made for her.

I ended up making 27 handmade greeting cards. I met with her at lunch this past Monday and we made our exchange. She told me to look through the boxes and pick out pieces I like (I guess I don't get to keep all the items, but that's okay).

Here are some pics of what I picked up from her:

Believe it or not, I ended up picking out a very small selection of items from all of these boxes. I'm trying to find pieces that I can reuse to make other pieces of jewlery from. There were also a couple vintage bakelite rings that I am keeping for myself because they are big and chunky and very cool!

Tomorrow, I'll be posting another featured artist. Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a treasure trove! I have a box of very old buttons left over from my grandmother's innumerable sewing projects over the years. I just like to look at them and remember her.

elizabethjayne said...

Neat! I bet those rings are really fun :D

Michele Reed said...

Ohh..the buttons....the wonderful! How fun!