Friday, July 4, 2008

Getting started with jewelry ...

So, I've decided to try my hand at making jewelry. My first trip to the store for supplies ended me at the local Michael's craft store. I was overwhelmed by all of the beads and, well, stuff. Wow! What did I need? I had no idea. I ended up with a basket full of beads and wire and findings; though I wasn't overly pleased with any of it.

As I was getting ready to make my way to the checkout I noticed something... lovely delicate paper flowers... and buttons. These had to be the best finds for the entire trip. And I was there for a loooong time. So, I began looking through the scrapbooking section. There are so many more possibilities when you think beyond beads and charms. This is how my Vintage Button and Paper Flower brooches came to be. Also, I found the cute little blue and green felt flowers that are now earrings with vintage button centers. Scrapbooking embellishments... Hmmm... I know where I'll be heading on my next trip to Michael's.