Friday, April 16, 2010

Don't you just love a good deal?



Every once in a while, I get in the mood to visit the local thrift store. This time, I quickly spotted an amazing orange necklace and had to wait patiently while the clerk served another customer. My turn came and I finally had the chance to fondle my treasure. It simply had to be mine! Yes, it was a little more expensive than the others (if $7.99 is expensive), but I needed it! The beads appear to be made out of resin and are absolutely luminous! I plan to deconstruct and then resurrect it into something even more delicious. Imagine, if you will, all of that luminosity, draped gently against a crisp, black linen shirt. Yummm!!!!

The two other necklaces are lovely as well. One is made of stained wood beads in dark blues/purples and the other a navy blue mystery material (but probably glass). Both, welcome additions to my ever growing bead embroidery stash. My final purchase was a crisp, white cotton sheet for painting and monoprinting.

All in all a very successful hunt!

6 comments:

Kaite said...

a lovely find, but those orange beads were expensive by Aussie standards of Op shops. Vinnies here would have charged you no more than $3, and maybe $5 from RedCross. they are nice tho and in *my* special colour!! |<.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Tried to comment earlier but something went haywire...so...great finds! I love searching through the thrift stores because you never know what treasures you might come across. Beads are always good!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

The hunt is very important!!!! Beads are the best! The funny thing is that I can't always bear to take the necklaces apart. I have several that I purchased for components, but ended up wearing. LOL! BTW, I'm still drooling over the orange beads, Kaite! EYHO!!! And here I thought I had enough of that particular colour in the 60's & 70's!

Rachel Murphree said...

I Love those orange beads. lovely picture. they are stunning. good finds!

Sara said...

You know that orange is my favorite color...and those beads are really gorgeous. (hint hint)

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Sorry, ladies! I love you all, but won't be sharing my orange beads. When I went into the shop, there were all kinds of people milling around the glass case. I was very afraid that someone else would snap them up and not sure what I would have done if someone else had. Snatched them away from them, I expect! Strange reaction to a piece of jewelry! I'm usually a lot more relaxed about things.