Many friends and family who know that I make jewelry have gifted me with little treasures
of old costume jewelry
from Aunt Edna,
broken necklaces, a lonely earring missing its mate, and other little goodies.
They are usually handed to me with a “maybe you can do something with these”.
I have always welcomed these small gifts with both glee and gratitude.
This morning I rediscovered this broken, gifted seed bead and bell bracelet given to me by a Ghanaian friend.
Granted it could be fixed, but I liked the idea of using bits and pieces of it in some earrings.
Also found these beautiful crescents at a new bead shop in town. Snagged a few for myself.
They seemed a perfect fit with the bell chain.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!