Monday, September 06, 2010

Rescue Beads

I go to a lot of garage sales and estate sales, too many to be sure.

One thing I cannot resist is a broken strand of beads, they look up at me from their display tables like a bunch of puppies at the pound. Their big sad beady eyes begging me to take them home and save them from doom.

Alas, my stash is getting a bit out of control. By breaking up these rescued strands and keeping some of the beads for myself and listing the rest on Etsy I get to keep some of these found treasures - and release the rest back into the wild.

Look - there's raw amber, Indian brass, rose quartz, agates, root beer glass, old coral, trade beads...
Check out my Curious Old Things shop and look in the loose beads section.


Pretty Things said...

"rescue beads" -- that's a great way to put them! Have to check out your store!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great finds! It is fun finding broken or used jewelry to work with. Recently I can across a necklace with little Mickey Mouse heads. I made 2 pieces with these neat beads, each sold within a couple of days online! You never know what you will find!