Having my daughter home for a few days was a lovely distraction - especially when she requested a trip to the Op-Shop! She was on a quest for some extra cutlery for the flat she shares with her sister - apparently the flat is some kind of Bermuda Triangle for cutlery as it keeps mysteriously disappearing without a trace! She accomplished her mission and found a lovely stainless steel colander to boot. I found this great mug.
It was made by Hornsea Pottery - an apparently well-known manufacturer in England. I just love the dragon!
I also picked up some very ornate silver-pated forks ...
I plan to use a couple of them to make another one of these ...
I made a prototype of this and wore it all day - I was surprised at just how comfy it was - it fits at the base of the wrist so the charms hang on top of your hand - very pretty. Also, because of its shape it doesn't seem to twist about like bracelets generally do. Anyway, I was spurred on by the success of the prototype and made the one pictured. The charm is made from brass and tin from a tea caddy. There is also a potato pearl and a Swarovski crystal to complete the dangly bits. I think using the more ornate and chunky fork handles will create quite a different piece - wish me luck!
Head on over to Sophies to join in with Flea Market Finds or just to have a gander at what other people are finding to add to their collections etc.
Hope everyone had a good week-end and didn't get blown away in the wild weather!