Saturday, 26 November 2011

Did you say beads? Job Lot Jewellery stash

Earlier in the week I went to see a lady who was giving up jewellery making - inasmuch that she was not making any more to sell.  As she had some stash surplus to requirements I jumped at the chance to buy it!
Lots of little seed beads and some bigger ones

Another nice mix of different sizes

I love these golden hearts with different colours in the glass

Findings - there are enough gold earring blanks to make pairs for hundreds I think!

A 'string' of shades of blacks/greys to be used in alls sorts of things - but I don't yet know what!!

More findings - including pins and coulottes

A little tiny box of these lovely colours -perhaps enough for a bracelet

More seed beads

These are those little self sealing bags - and I have used quite a lot already sorting out the stash

 A rather cute silver metal necklace - reminds me a bit of an Egyptian style
 Several packets of 'chilli peppers' some already make up into earrings and others just the bunches

Some little pendant gems

Some pairs of earrings mixed up with the beads

My desk - when I was discovering what was in the pile, and trying to colour sort it
 I bought these chunky bracelets for £10 each.
Not only do I think they are gorgeous - I can study them in detail

And use them as examples to get an idea of composition too

I bought this earring and necklace set - the beads are lovely seaweed green/blue and this pattern was a copy of and Egyptian set.

Oh, and this bag of charms came in the stash pile.
I have sorted them out now - and the bulk of them are 'halloween' themed.
Wolves, bats, and scary mask/skeleton faces.  There are also little hearts as seen on a bracelet above 'Made with Love' on them, some pendant blanks, a few stars, and fairies.

These should keep me quiet for some time!


Cath Wilson said...

Wow, Lottie! You got loads!!! Bet you're like a kid in a sweetie shop and don't know where to begin, lol. Lovely colours and great jewellery. I'm always envious of people who can wear it because unfortunately, it's the one thing I'm allergic to, so I have to stick to gold x

sam21ski said...

WOW what a fabulous stash you must have accumulated by now. Of course I just love your tray of green beads but I also love that black bracelet, it's gorgeous and goes so so well with the silver.

Looks like you've got enough stuff to open a shop - lol.

Sam xxxx

Ginger said...

ohh, looks like christmas x

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I'm trying really hard not to turn green with envy!!!
Lovely haul of stash :D

Julie xx

Jack said...

I'm drooling over those pendants and chilli beads, lol. What a fabulous stash. xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous stash of beads! Now you are going to have 'fun'!! Enjoy! I just love working with beads and so pleased that you have taken up this wonderful craft.

Lorraine said...

you have a real talent for jewellery making so made up you have all this stash to make lovely jewellery

Sandie said...

Blimey Lottie,you've got nearly as many beads as I now LOL!

Have fun!

Sandie xx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! These all look fab! Can't wait to see what you make :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Christine B. said...

Wow Lottie what a lovely pile of stash. Your going to be very busy. Have fun. Hugs x ChrisB

Alison said...

This will definitely keep you busy Lottie! Enjoy! x

Carrie said...

What a fantastic haul!!
Carrie x