Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Autumn colours in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop

The other day I was in one of the Edinburgh charity shops and noticed that they had bags full of what looked like broken jewellery selling for £3 each. I duly bought three bags, thinking I would find lots of supplies for my crafting projects. I was astonished to find that many of the items weren't at all damaged and hadn't even been reduced in price individually before being thrown into the bags. As a result, I've found myself some lovely new jewellery plus two necklaces for my Mum who asked me to look out some second hand necklaces for her, and then left over some damaged jewellery that I could use for crafting projects.

Here is the first item I've made, from a partly damaged necklace to be exact, an extra long beaded bookmark, specially for those who like to read big books!

This bookmark is now in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, you can see it here.

I made this keyring from the odd earrings and broken items from my purchase.

I was very happy to find so many pieces that complemented each other in colour and design and I like the overall autumnal look of the colours. The jewellery course I attend a couple of months ago comes in very handy for creating items like this!

This keychain is also now in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, you can see it here


8 comments:

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Juliet, how beautiful. I enlarged the pix to see the details. What a find, huh? I have been given several lovely bookmarks over the years. However, I always end up using toilet paper to mark my place. Good grief.
(I am also pretty good at simply remembering the page number. But I have to stare at the number and say it out loud for that method to work.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Maureen, i was delighted with what I found in these bags and what I've been able to make with them so far!

I sometimes lose bookmarks and ensd up using the page number memorisation technique, but generally I like bookmarks

speedyrabbit said...

those look lovely.xx Rachel

Caroline Gill said...

Innovative and creative as ever! These are lovely items.

bettyl-NZ said...

I do love a surprise like this! Your bookmark is really pretty.

EG CameraGirl said...

I usually use slips of paper for bookmarks, but your jewellery finds made a much better looking one!

marshaleith said...

great finds..and beautiful key chain

L-A said...

lovely items, and nice tones