Tuesday, September 14, 2010

almost precious

i've been collecting bits and pieces--beads and findings, links of chain and ribbon, coins and charms for years--since i was probably about six or seven years old.

old and new.

hand and machine made.

scrambling it all together.

the skeleton key with the indigo glass bead is from alison. you should totally go see what else she's up to.

a letter d for my first name.

a pretty new cross.

and some nuts. souped-up nuts. with my blog name.

all together in a rosary-styled necklace, a fauxrosary. ferocious. fierce.

i imagine this is the first of many.

where'd i stash that box of coins? and the old beads?

what might you have stashed away somewhere? what did you collect and save as a little girl? i'd love to hear about it.



  1. Hi Deborah, What fun your necklace is! I love people that can see the beauty in scrips (I know that isn't a word) and scraps. Really fun. I just found your blog...I'll be back to visit.

  2. This is stunning! How DO you do it?

  3. that's very special. I saved some buttons, coins (the souvenir kind), special ornaments for great grandmas and a few years ago I made an advent calendar and used them as the special charms.