Thursday, April 14

Thrift Store Shopping!

The ArtBead blog partner theme this time around is "What's Old is New Again".  What a truly fun theme.  There are so many possibilities.  The idea is to use something vintage (or vintage looking) and mix is with new components to make something awesome.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  There are so many things that could be made, so many fantastic vintage items to use.

I swung by the thrift store on my weekly visit the other day to see what I could find.  I was a little distraught at first because I couldn't seem to find very inspiring jewelry pieces.  I use to stop by the local thrift shop all the time to pick up old costume jewelry to gut for their fantastic components.  But at first, my vintage hunting was not going as planned.
Click on the picture to see my thrift store finds better!
 Then I came across these fun little leaves.  Such cute little earrings (and of course they're clip on).  I love the little pearl detail.  Simple and beautiful.  I had an idea of what I would like to do with them, but wasn't sure.

I also picked up a little bag of buttons at the first store.  I always love finding buttons. They can be used for so many different things.

And of course I found tons of buttons at the next store.  Even a few that I thought would work with the color scheme I'd like to go with.  I'll have to see if they work when I get my little package of beads.    

I can't wait to start working on this project.  I have my sketch all worked out and I'm ready to get beading.  I'll give you another little sneak peak when my beads arrive.  And I can't wait to see what all the other talented artists come up with.  I'm sure this challenge won't disappoint.


randomcreative said...

I love the leaves and green buttons! I can't wait to see your stash from Art Beads, too. I'm sure that you'll put together something amazing.

deangraziosi said...

Nice collection. The brown with red patch is look a very nice button.
dean graziosi

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your stash, also. this is probably one of the most funnest challenges yet!

Anonymous said...

Have fun designing! Buttons can be SO expensive new, so when you can thrift them, it's such a great thing.

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