When my home/life was violated, I mentioned to a few that I may not continue with my hobby of repurposing vintage/old jewelry and I got fussed at big time. So.... I decided I would continue to do so as it is something I enjoy doing so much, but this time on a smaller scale.
I have gradually been replacing some of my supplies. Recently I spent some time doing a little organizing, clean up and taking apart some vintage pieces that were past their prime - a few I found when out "junkin" few weeks ago, a couple of necklaces I bought in 70 or 80's (have not worn in many years - 90's maybe) I salvaged the glass beads and filigree bead caps. But, most importantly, some so very pretty pendants and charms that were sent to me from a special lady. You know who you are and you are #1 on my "I owe you" list :-D.
Many times I will take a piece that would be a great focal piece, match up with beads/chain, charms, etc., that I think will go well together and put in a small plastic bag. I call them "inspiration bags" and it gives me a good starting point when I take the time to sit down and finish creating a piece. In doing this today, many times I thought I can use "such and such" with that. Then reality kicked in and I remembered "such and such don't live here any more".
I had quiet a few of the "inspiration bags" made up and in one of the containers of supplies that was taken.
I was half way thru my first creation since August and remembered - you are suppose to have a "before" picture.......
I have tried numerous times to capture the true color of the beads, and since I am using a camera I know nothing about, I did not have much luck. The glass pearls are sort of a dark ivory and the smaller glass beads are an extreme dark copper to dark brown (hard to describe).
Linking @ Cindy's "Show and Tell Friday"
A cold front and rain is on its way - Good day to stay in and and get caught up on a few things (or not). What ever your plans for the day - Have a great one.