So what did I do last Saturday instead of stay home and clean my house that definitely needs some attention, and accomplish some things on the never ending "To Do" list. I hit the streets - first to look for some pretty Fall color, but did not find much.
Went to HL armed with a 40% off coupon to buy some chain for a necklace, then to Jo-Ann's where I bought some more chain that was on sale. Then I remembered an estate sale listing that had a picture of a table full of costume jewelry. It was 3:30 by that time and figured it would be pretty well picked over, but went anyway. It was several miles from where I was, and I got there a couple of minutes before closing time at 4:00 . What was left was 1/2 price, so picked out these pieces .
The mother of pearl crucifix is only 1 1/4 ins. and the tiny gold cross is 3/4in. A shoe clip, a metal flask (probably for perfume), some chain, and a bracelet with no marking that I bought for parts. The piece above the tiny gold cross has the remnants of a screw on earring on the back , and 3 vintage rhinestone buttons still on the card.
A pair of vintage clip on earrings that were originally $8, but paid $4. Love these "blingy" things! :-D They will become the focal point for a necklace, or 2 necklaces, or a necklace and a bracelet.
Finished up a necklace.
Back side - which I need to redo, as the end of the rabbit's nose is covered up. :D
I am linking up with Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday" http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday" http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Laura @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday" http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
Thanks ladies for hosting again this week.
After working so hard all day, I sit down at a still very cluttered table with a glass of wine and wondered what it would cost me to hire some one to come in and do my Fall cleaning. Oh well - Maybe I will double up on my vitamins, add some extra B12 this next week and get busy. I said maybe!!
Have a great weekend!