A week or so ago I received a new package from my mom - with more treasures!! [If you'd like to read about previous treasures, please read here]
Lots of beads, but not only!
There are strands of pastel stone chips, coral chips, freshwater pearls, and beautiful wood (I know what I can finally make my boy!)
There are rose quartz beads (I have the perfect project for them), a bone-bead strand (gorgeous), a chain-like strand (base metal) that's about my age and has been worn by both my mom and I in various ways, mostly as a belt), a strand of deep night-blue glass beads on chain (also 30+ years old), and some strands of various black beads (my mom is de-stashing :))
There are various little pieces, earrings that are older than me, glass strands that are probably my age - all in perfect state and ready to be up-cycled! The little happy strand of colourful beads is very cute, but very plastic - however I am going to figure out a way of making something out of it (accessories, bookmarks - any more ideas?), it's as happy as a sunny day!
There are belt 'buckles' - all more than 40 years old (I do remember them always being in the house)
There is silk-voile, already cut to be made into something (if my memory serves me right it was supposed to be a pair of pant-skirts, one I was making for my mom, after making myself a pair... never made it beyond the cutting part, mostly because while gorgeous the material is a pain to work with). Mom thought I could use it and I will try to make some silk string / ribbon out of it, we'll see how that goes.
What you see on the right side, that cute pink flower is, in fact, a tiny purse crocheted by mom.
This is how it looks in a close-up:
More beads: in beautiful light-blue colours, some green agate (I believe), more of the wood strands, and the one on the right - a gorgeous looking strand, very light... unfortunately plastic as well. Again, I welcome ideas on how to use those beads, they are very pretty and the colours are amazing.
Last, but not least, there was this:
If you thought it's mine - you're right, must be one of the first (if not *the* first) knitted dress I had. I always thought it was made by my mom (the unfinished boot next to it was my mom's product :) by the time she had time to finish the first one I grew up so much it wouldn't fit anymore :)). I was surprised and warmed to find out it was, in fact, knitted by my grandmother. Life sure has its own ways of working - I am not a pink person, and when I made the pink bracelet I had her in mind... now I found that my pink dress was made by her. Very touching moment.
These are my treasures - I shouldn't have to buy any beads for the next 10 years (but I did, of course :)). I have a few more surprises to show you, hopefully the weekend will allow me some breathing time (read 'picture taking' time).
Until then - what treasures did you discover recently?