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Monday, December 19, 2011

A New Heather Box!!!

My long time readers will know just what that title means, and how very exciting it is. But for the uninitiated, let me break it down for you. My friend Heather gets vintage jewelry lots from ebay and from garage sales, thrift stores, etc., because she wants a few pieces in the lot. And there are always plenty of things she doesn't want, or that are broken, or not quite her style so she saves them up in a medium sized Priority Mail Box until it's full and then mails it off to me for salvage!

I'm so glad she didn't tell me this one was coming. It made it all the more exciting when I got home and there it was waiting for me. I've sorted through it all, and picked apart most of what I'm saving but there's still some work to be done. It takes a couple of weeks before I'm ever through.

Oooh just look at how much fun this is gonna be!!!

I see some good stuff in here...

Plenty of glass pearls. And vintage rhinestone rondelles!

Old 50s plastic pearls, some sparkly stuff, lavender and white glass!

I adore the hand painted heart shaped piece of shell. It's one of my favorite things from the box. It's sitting next to the Deco rhinestone leaf buckle, which shall one day meet some sari ribbon and become something beautiful. Any ideas?

Strange plastic mummies - perhaps next Halloween I'll make an orange and black king cake and tuck the mummies inside? (If you're not from New Orleans or around here, you have no idea what I'm talking about.) Another fab rhinestone buckle. A great enameled butterfly bracelet, a cool stacked gold bell pendant and some other fun stuff...

There was so much more than this, including a dark gunmetal shoe-clip that is going to make a gorgeous bracelet some day.

I love Heather boxes!!!


  1. That's an awesome surprise and an awesome friend to share her wonderful goodies with you. Have fun!!

  2. What a great surprise!!! I can't wait to see what you create.

  3. Wow, look at all those sparklies!!! I can't wait to see what you make with them. Very exciting.

    Heather sounds like an awesome friend -- what an awesome surprise!

  4. That looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

  5. AGHHHHH!! I've said it before, I'll say it again, You are soooooo lucky!
    I know you'll make some fabulous pieces with all this stash!

  6. Well that is just ridiculously awesome - I was excited to get a baggy of broken jewles from my very fashionable sister in law but this is better lol

  7. All looks so exciting - so full of potential. I know you'll turn it all into wonderful things!

  8. Oh yummie! And I wish you happy and creative new year!


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