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April 6th, 2011 at 05:22 pm
It's spring and all things being born. That must be what influenced my decision to remake, rather than let go of the few items in my inventory that remained unsold.
I typically do not take apart work, instead using them as gifts to customers or prizes for email subscribers (see lower left sidebar to sign up for my VERY INFREQUENT email specials).
But take a look at the before and after uses for two blood red heart charms...
Knotted Fancy Freshwater Pearl Bracelet w/Coral Accents
Not shown: Knotted Pearl Bracelet w/Green Aventurine Accents
Though not technically a reincarnation, these unloved smoky quartz earrings were reborn this spring as well...
BEFORE (l) ; AFTER (r)
Simple briolette with pearl link now sports a fringe of blush, coffee and mustard.
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April 5th, 2011 at 10:35 pm
I love love love old books. When travelling in the east US there isn't anything more interesting than looking in the forgotten thrift / antique store corners for old books. Doesn't really matter the subject though I have a tendency toward science, academics. And a plate (illustration) with a protective tissue paper cover SWOON it's enough to make me faint.
ha ha. OK, today I went back to the library book sale shelf where they are trying to really unload. The normal $2 hardback and $1 soft cover prices are 1/2 OFF! WOOT!
I had gone about a week ago and RESISTED. But not before I sat and read the entire copy of a 1959 edition of Ben Hur. Complete with color illustrations, it is a youth version. (Not suitable for anyone under 8 in my opinion though!!).
For $1. I sloooowly put it back that day. In a spot where I'd remember in case I changed my mind. I just didn't want to spend even a few dollars on what was not necessary.
This week I have a several spending dollars. In preparation of going away for half the week I went back determined to get my teen boy some books. He was with me.
SO HAPPY. Ben Hur I missed you!! I snatched it up. And the kid found Da Vinci Code.
Here's the other treasures in my bag:
Text is The Making of The Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester. and Link is http://www.paperbackswap.com/Professor-Madman-Tale-Simon-Winchester/book/0060175966/ The Making of The Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchest...
This is the popular author who has been writing historical stories about Darwin, volcanoes, and the like.
Text is Ship of Gold and Link is http://www.paperbackswap.com/Ship-Gold-Deep-Gary-Kinder/book/0871134640/Ship of Gold
. The true story of sunken treasure off Carolina and the guys who haul it up.
After recently reading Drawing in the Dust (a novel written by a rabbi about a discovery of Jeremiah, the prophet) and now Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth (historical fiction on the making of medieval cathredrals), I was attracted to this:
Text is The Secret Scroll and Link is http://www.paperbackswap.com/Secret-Scroll-Ronald-Cutler/book/0825305152/The Secret Scroll
another archeologic novel with loads of true details set in Jeruselum.
I am soooooooooooooo happy spending $5.50 brings me such joy!!!
And an old book about creature habits, and an old copy of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet were there. $1 ea. JUST SAYIN' maybe I will be back soon.
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April 5th, 2011 at 02:57 am
No, I don't mean a short work out or only a little sweat. My kid is lovin' a $1 exercise app he put on his iPod. I'm lovin' that he is jumping around. It's by some football player and he is attracted to anything football lately. OK, for ONCE I am not bugging him to get moving.
If that story is about smart frugal and wholesome habits, the next is about happily ever after earning. It involves a 1-day table fair that I vended last Saturday. My younger came along for the day with a small collection of mini cards and friendship bracelets I encouraged her to make and put up for sale.
A lady came and bought all her cards. This person spent time at every table with much interest. Although my kid was polite, she later told me it wasn't a real customer because the person was doing it to be nice. WELL.... I took a little time explaining that the cards attracted her in the first place and she wanted to try out the design herself. That is a compliment simply for the work. OK, she thought about it and it sunk in. Later, the artist next to us (a young woman surfer who was really down to earth anyway) decided to buy 5 friendship bracelets. WOOT, it was nice to have success for my kid.
For the first day off of school this week I sat down and took apart some crystal heart and pearl earrings that just never got loved! Here they are reincarnated for Mother's Day, graduates, and holiday fests:
Knotted Pearl and Coral Bracelet w/Heart Charm
All in a day's work!
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