I am into anything beach or mermaid. There has been a serious hunt for a mermaid that used to be in aquariums (from my childhood... am I dating myself?). I have been looking for one since I took that jewelry design class from Diana Frey. I have a necklace design in my mind & this was a key piece for it. Eureka!!!!!!! I found her. Here you see her perched on this fabulous black & white Transfer ware Plate with shells. You can't see the beautiful patina or the crazing in this photo but, it is divine. I see broken china charms & a wonderful center medallion with this don't you?
Here's a close up of the center. LOVE IT!
And the sides...sorry they are a tiny bit fuzzy but, you see how pretty this will be.
And here's this little beauty strutting her stuff. Not a bit modest! She is laying on a beautiful tablecloth that I bought & surrounded by 10 beautiful shell buttons.
Yes, they are really buttons. On the back is two holes where they had been sewn on to something in there previous life. Are you seeing this necklace take form yet? NO, Diana I won't combine the "FUNKY" mermaid & the lovely black & white. There is really 2 or more pieces here.
I love buttons. And Mother of Pearl is my all time favorite. Got his little tin full of dark MOP buttons. I have no idea where they will end up but just looking at them & feeling the soft cool texture of them brings me pleasure & reminds of all those times I would play in Grandmothers button box.
And three & a half yards of this beautiful dark green velvet ribbon. Sooooooo pretty.
This is a strange little assortment of odds & ends but, I really liked them. Again you see my tablecloth, some great little keys, more MOP buttons, & three different sizes of Apothecary Jars. The large one on the left & the little one have the same square shaped lid. But, the large one on the right has a round ball type lid. I can see some awesome mix media bottles with these little jewels. If you would like to see photos of the fields of goodies see my previous post. So much fun was had.
Well. thank you for joining me & looking at some of my loot. Go see what all the other girls are sharing today & thanks again Cindy. Happy Friday!