Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ooh Pretty!

I went to my favorite antique shop last weekend. They have had a bowl of $1 items for many months sitting on the counter. I have found some interesting pieces in there from time to time. This time they consolidated all the items in the bowl into one bag for $6. I went for it! Here are some of the treasures I got.
There were several bags of semiprecious stones, most of them in a rough state. A few are polished. Not sure what I'll do with them, but they are beautiful!

There were also many chandelier crystals. I love these gorgeous pieces for jewelry. They're big beautiful chunks of shine!!

I wire wrapped one of the rhodochrosite pieces, and made a pendant from one of the extra large crystals.


  1. ooo, what an amazing find! I must say, I wish I had the same luck, as you know I am obsessed with gemstones! I can't wait to see what you make!

  2. I always find cool stuff at that shop! It's my little secret place!! :D

  3. What an awesome secret place! I love your finds and I am sure that they will tell you what to do with them!

  4. I can't wait to see what you do with these gorgeous gems! What a find!