Thursday, March 19, 2009

25¢ Garage Sale Find

This collection of beads was discovered at a garage sale in Florida by my Mom for a total of 25¢. There was also a bag of the exact same beads in amethyst, which I was also gifted with. A pretty interesting lot don't you think?

The more I study it, the more I wonder whether this was previously a piece of jewelry or if it was a bag of beads that someone added wires to with the intention of making something. It's hard to say. Maybe they were made by the person giving the garage sale...

I had these out on my work surface a while back and clipped off the wires from some of the small drops. I added new headpins and connected a handful of them to a small piece of chain. Apparently I was interrupted and put everything away. Now I have no idea what I was going to make. I like the colors and the effect of light shining through them, but am not having much inspiration as far as creating something with them.

I would love to hear some ideas!

4 comments:

Alicia G. said...

These look like those eye beads and trinkets you get in Turkey (Or somewhere around there)that supposedly ward off the evil eye! Nice find!

Dawno said...

very interesting beads - since you have another color, think you'll mix them? Looking forward to a peek at the finished product!

kattalyne said...

I love the color of those beads! I think they are the "Evil Eye" that is worn to ward off spirits taht would cause harm. Check out this website: http://www.luckymojo.com/evileye.html

But I would love to see your finished product!

Black Rose said...

What a lucky find!! These beads are beautiful and I agree they do look like the Turkish evil eye beads!