Tuesday, October 7

Behind the 8 ball

My wonderful elderly neighbor gave me these lovely vintage glass beads on a string as old as the hills. She loves to see what I'll create from the things she gives me.

They reminded me of cranberries. When we canoe in early fall we can sometimes see the cranberries floating to the top of the bogs. It's a beautiful sight.

I was pleased with the earrings and a few necklaces I made and put them in my shop with tags of fall and autumn.

But much to my surprise when browsing the gift guides last night, people were already tagging their red jewelry for Christmas. Man, I am always behind the 8 ball.

8 comments:

Kim said...

these are really yummy!!

Oh2122 said...

They are beautiful.

And your neighbor! How wonderful that she gets to watch you give her findings new life. That is an amazing thing for you both!

jeweledrabbit said...

Lucky you. I wish I had a neighbour who gave me vintage beads. LOL

kim* said...

WOW those are so wonderful. I can imagine how quick those will sell.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I just love those little bead caps. I had some last year that I used for a few things, and finally got around to getting more... Lovely earrings too... just gorgeous hun!
:D

High Desert Diva said...

Lovely!

Waterrose said...

How beautiful. You set them perfectly...nostalgic.

White Iris Designs said...

I just found you by stumbling...nice designs! I love the fact that you use vintage pieces in your designs. Something old made new again!
I have to say though the carpenter's level bracelet ...that is so cool! My dad was a carpenter...