March 24, 2013

2013 Year of Jewelry, Week 11, Rescued from the Scrap Bin

As part of the continuing challenge, 2013 Year of Jewelry Facebook group participants are to create a jewelry design each week according to the weeks' theme.  The theme for Week 10 is "Rescued from the Scrap Bin."

A while back, I purchased a lot (almost 1 pound) of brass findings that someone on Ebay wanted to  get rid of.  I love finds like this, and once every few months I like to purchase estate goodies like boxes of vintage jewelry and findings.  But this haul of brass findings exceeded my expectations.

So what to make.....No idea what to do with the brass yet.

However, my brother in law just got back from a trip to Thailand.  He bought a bracelet for my mother in law that was made of carnelian/agate and howlite.  She said the bracelet was too heavy for her wrist and asked me to make a pair of earrings with the beads instead.  Here is the bracelet.  She also gave me a pair of earrings to repair for her (she tried to fix them herself).

My MIL wanted earrings made with howlite/carnelian/howlite.  I also made more pairs as a surprise for her.

So these will be my Week 11, Rescued from the Scrap Bin.  My MIL probably would never have worn the bracelet as it was again, but I hope she will be happy with what I made for her.