Saturday, March 13, 2010

This Week's Project: Treasure Hunting Memory

I mentioned last week that a friend and I went digging for treasure at a local shop through a container of plastic beads to put together a baggie for $1.99 that we ended up splitting.

I have been wanting to make something with these little treasures ever since. The feeling was similar to having money "burning a hole in my pocket".

I had a chance to work on some ideas and after a few unsuccessful attempts, I decided to wire them all onto a silver plated chain. I thought it might be a little bit tedious, but I thoroughly enjoyed taking my time playing with all of these fun beads.

Now that I had a chance to look at them again, I have a few favorites. There is one bead in the shape of a folk-art heart that has the words "ok" and "ok" on it. It makes me think of a great book called, "I'm ok, you're ok". There is also a little deer, an intricate yellow flower and a black smiley face with sparkly eyes that makes me laugh!

I'm so glad I took the time to put this together so I can carry that memory around and return to it as needed.

I hope you are having a great weekend!

11 comments:

Davinia said...

I love the little dice beads. Such a cute bracelet it would be adorable for a little girl, even big girls would love it.

Kokopelli said...

That was exactly what I had in mind when you mentioned to do a bracelet with them. How colorful and fun!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

That's so cute & cheerful!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Hi, Lisa! Thanks for the compliment! I use 28 gauge wire for all my pieces.

Denise said...

I cant wait to go to the Gem Faire on the 26th. I feel like my money is burning a hole in my pocket too. I cant wait to see the fun bracelet.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Oh I so know the feeling of beads burning a hole in my pocket! What a delightful little bracelet Lisa. So much fun to wear!

Lisa Crone said...

Oh, thanks guys! I wore it today and would you believe it went perfectly with the new blouse I put on and also went perfectly with the chakra bracelet I made recently and wore on my other wrist! How cool is it when that happens?!! :) Have a great week everyone!!

The Beading Gem said...

I'm also playing catch up! What a fun idea to make a memory bracelet.

BTW thanks for your lovely comment about my latest designs!

JustATish said...

i have come back to look at this a couple of times - it is so much fun and i find something new each time i look at it

Jeannie said...

I LOVE THIS. Eclectic charm bracelets are my favorite. I would like to wear this. I like the different noises the bracelet makes in motion.
I want to see it in person, where do you live? TEE HEE

Hog Hunting said...

Treasure hunting memory is best memory to share and that is so beautiful.