Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Quick Trip to the Thrift Store

You'd think that after my foray into the world of the 
Bead and Button Show 
Milwaukee this past weekend,
you'd be seeing my stash from there.
Well, that won't happen for a bit because I had to mail so much of it home.
What I mailed was what the TSA would not allow in my carry on luggage.
today, I went to the local thrift store, 
I came home with some goodies.
I found these 3 necklaces.
They each cost $1.99.
I thought the ones with the orange tags were ceramic beads.

 I think they are plastic, but they sure do look like ceramic.

I took the two necklaces apart.
Here are the beads.
I did a couple of remakes, and here are the results.

It's a 5 strand cord knotted bracelet

a single stranded knotted necklace!
I like,
and they still look like ceramic beads!


Kokopelli said...

Love the look of those beads and being plastic they make for some easy carefree summer jewelry. No problems when going into the water, contact with sun lotion etc. Perfect!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Wow Mallory - That is quite the redo on those pieces. Okay, I have got to try this....

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Wow, they look really good!

You can call me Lyssa... said...

I love what you did with those beads, even the plastic ones look fantastic! Go you! :)

-- Aimee,

angelinabeadalina said...

I love the bracelet! Mailing stuff to yourself after/before a trip is a terrific idea, but the waiting for it to arrive in this case must be enough to make you hum old ketchup commercials all day long... annnnnnn-ti-ci-paaaaaaaaaaa-tion!

Shaiha said...

You are so lucky! My local thrift stores want so much for the jewelry that I might as well just go buy new jewelry from box stores and tear them apart.