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!