I usually have a short list of things I'm 'looking for' **
(currently that would be an easel) and then of course you have to be open to possibilities**.
When we recently relocated back to Chesapeake, VA I was once again near my favorite thrift store, CHKD.
CHKD supports the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters (http://www.chkd.org) a worthy charity to be sure.
I have had several lucky finds here over the years and almost never leave empty handed**.
A few weeks ago I joined the Thrift Store blog hop hosted by our UK friend 'Pookledo'. The challenge was to create something from a thrifty find that cost less than $1.50 (US). My find on a recent Tuesday was a set if 4 beaded napkin rings. as you can tell by the tag they were $1.98 but as you can also see by the CHKD sign pic Tuesdays are 50% off day with your texted coupon, so I got these beauties for 99 cents.I took them home and gave them a wash and took a few pics out in the sun to show the rich color. I have recently purchased a couple books on wire work and I was inspired to give it a try with these pieces.
A few snips and the red glass beads and twisted wire were free. I gave the wire a few passes with a cleaning cloth to remove just a little of the tarnish but left the majority as an accent.
I then cut some aluminum 18 gauge wire and formed a base and began my experiment. Slowly wrapping the re-pourposed wire and beads to form a pair of medium hoops. I was happy that I happened to have a pair of gunmetal colored ear wires in my stash as the color complemented the original wire very nicely.
Now to make something to match. I cut a length of wire for a bracelet and again proceeded to carefully wrap the bits together. Voila' a bracelet. It definitely ended up being bangle like and a tiny bit large but I am happy with the results for my first wire wrapping attempts.
Not to be out done, my
DD made her own piece
for the challenge, 4 plastic
bangles for a dollar,
some fuzzy yarn from
the home stash and
A FUZZY WUZZY bracelet!
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Many thanks to Sarah Goode (AKA Pookledo) for hosting this FUN challenge.
Please check out the other participants and see what they made from their thrifty treasures.
~ Warm Regards,
Sarah www.pookledo.blogspot.co.uk our hostess
Tammie - http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com [That's ME]