There was a lot of old and broken jewelry I was studiously ignoring.
But Jamie convinced me to play pirates with him (we were pirates with flying dragons, which are uncomfortably warm to fly on this time of year), and we sailed through the skies in search of treasures hidden in...bathrooms. We hunted and poked through drawers until they relinquished the biggest pile of broken, misfit and ill used jewelry ever seen in dragon territory.
I actually procured a lot of this jewelry already broken, although Charlie can account for more than his fair share. People and stores will get rid of broken jewelry for incredibly little money. We're talking fist fulls of broken jewelry for a dollar. I take it home with the intention of patiently untangling it and making something new, but I forgot about a good chunk of it until now, when Jamie and his hot breathed dragon forced me to remember.
This was once a broach, but the pin was broken off. I tied ribbon on it because a) ribbon cannot be yanked off as easily by a toddler, nor broken. b) black ribbon is a strong statement in a world of delicate little chains. Good for layering too.
This was a BKE necklace that was ripped to shreds. I put what I had of it back together and added chain from a different necklace that I had taken the chain off and added ribbon (take some add some...switch it around).
This was the easiest fix. An orphaned chain was lonely in a box at Express, and this AE feather pendent was equally abandoned in a different store. I did nothing but introduce them. They seem happy together.
In the midst of our "Arghs" and "Rawrrs" as we rifled through pretty, shiny stuff, I came across this ring. It is from The Buckle I believe and I replaced the center pearl. I love the ring, but alas I do not like rings. They make me claustrophobic and hyperventilate if I can't get them off. It needs a better home, as I have many other rings clamoring for my attention (like my oft neglected wedding ring).
If you think you could provide a good home for it, drop me a comment and recommend the best book you've read recently. I've got Mockingjay sitting right next to me, itching to be in my fingers and it's what I'd rather *blush* be doing than playing pirates in 105 degree weather with my children *blush*.
I'll draw a winner randomly on Monday.