Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flea Market Find Of The Year.


Oh my, who would have thought choosing a favourite find would be so hard? There have been so many! I feel a bit like a Mother choosing one child as favourite over the other. I have been churning this over in my mind becoming evermore angst ridden. I decided that I was over-thinking the whole thing - duh. My choice came down to this ...

A lovely old chandelier that was in fact given to me by the lovely op-shop man so pleased were they to be rid of the space hogging object!

I pulled it apart and cleaned every little piece. And why is it my favourite find I hear you ask? Well, I have chosen this treasure above all others because I have used so many bits of it as components in my jewellery making this year. Like this ...
and these ...
This piece too ...
And another favourite ...
Something for an exhibition ...
 A really big piece ...
And something fairly recent ...

There have been other pieces too, some vintagy and pearly and some more modern and fresh. It has been a joy to re-use these components and know that I have revitalised that poor old chandelier, giving it a second life and sharing little bits of it with the new owners of the jewellery I have created. That is why it gets my vote for Flea Market Find Of The Year. Perhaps it could be our little secret. Best not tell the others - don't want all my other fabulous finds  getting jealous now do we?
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14 comments:

Mogs Designs said...

and WE were there with you!

marian said...

i am gobsmacked! what a perfect find, and for nix too! what's really blown me away is your amazing jewellery..i MUST have that alice inspired bracelet, i MUST..LOVE it!! x

ClaraBowsTeaParty said...

the gift that keeps on giving, your jewels are AMAZING obviously meant to be :)

NessaKnits said...

I saw your first photo and all I could think of was Pollyanna.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

yes, ONE favorite sometimes calls for flexibility.... understandable, dear.

Knicky Knacks said...

You share my pain and words in describing how to pick your bestest treasure. I just love how you've transformed the memory of this gorgeous chandelier into such exquisite jewellery pieces. Love it.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

totally awesome ... i don't know where to start. i had one of those chandeliers in a rental place 20 years ago and i hated it ... but i'm a convert now. it looks amazing as jewellry.
My Flea Market Find

Two Dog Pond said...

What a grand way to "spread the love" - great choice. Your creations are amazing.

Cindy said...

Lovely finds. I don't spend enough time scrowling the jewellery section, maybe I should!

Laurie said...

Wow -- talk about repurposing! Just gorgeous! I'm with you -- I couldn't choose just one (so I didn't!)

Alyssa said...

What gorgeous jewelry, and a wonderful way to spread the love.

Cherie said...

Ooooooo NICE find and even nicer job! Loving your creativity Sue ;)

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

LiKIng your creativity ! :)

Don said...

What a collection! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!