For those of you unfamiliar with Etsy, one of the wonderful things you can do is curate a treasury of items which you pick from other etsy stores. It’s a wonderful feeling when this happens,mainly because it is something which has been chosen by someone you don’t know!
You feel recognised and worthy and it is almost confirmation that you must be doing something right!!!!
So, this week I am feeling very ‘treasured’. I have had items included in two treasuries.
One with a bracelet chosen from ‘Vintage Norah Recraft’ and the other was a knitting pattern from ‘Vintage Norah.’ ( Yes, you have read it right….there are two stores on there. I wasn’t able to list the recrafted jewellery in the same store as vintage because of it being handmade.
This is one of the reasons why I’m feeling especially pleased with myself because the bracelet is one I have made.
Thank you ladies for the inclusion.
So, pat on the back for me and big ‘GO FOR IT’ if you have a crafty talent to offer!
It was inevitable that there were going to be the ‘odd’ earring here and a lonesome button there, even the broken pieces without clips or clasps!!!! I have a boxful!
..and this is the plan everyone…!
There is going to be a little recrafting going on. WhereverI can, I’m going to give these items the new lease of life they all deserve and continue their destiny of adornment!!! (Ooo,that sounded good!!!)
However, there is a twist…. you see, alot of Norahs gatherings have already gone towards many and various good causes. One of which (in keeping with her faith) was to help a local church raise funds for a trip to Lourdes….something which she would have loved as she took part in one of their parades when she was just a young girl.
So, ‘Awareness’ pins/ jewellery will soon be with us. Recrafted Vintage Awareness. It goes without saying that there will be a donation to a chosen charity by ourselves.
There has already been interest by a golf club here to raise funds for their annual chosen charity, which is for Lung awareness. Small & large pins, Bag charms even spectacle chains.
Of course, numbers are limited to the ‘oddments ‘ available, which on the plus side makes them a little more unique.
Keep a look out for more on these over the next couple of weeks. The Carers Coffee Pot http://carerscoffeepot.blogspot.co.uk/ will also be helping us spread the word. When you get a chance, pop on over to see what they are all about.
Seems as good a place as any to pass on a few items that have been placed on ebay this week.
All are listed until 4th May 2013.
These are just a couple of items. There are a few pouchbags which have also gone on.
I have been trying to find out more about the ‘Czechoslavakia’ brooch. In my ‘quest’ I came across quite an in depth ‘workshop’ on ebay. Quite long but very informative, giving plenty of history to chew on!!!!!
Exciting times are about to begin….jewellery,hats,scarves,finally I am surrounded by all these delights.
It’s just a case of sorting,listing,and adding to the shop…I think I have only just realised how big a job this is going to be! So,please bear with me as I go through it all….along with copious amounts of tea to keep me going!!!
A little peak of what is to come is only fair!!!
…and of course there are lots of sparklies yet.
I have to admit just how interesting it is to find out about dating some pieces,clasps etc.
All items will be described as I see them (obviously!) any loving cracks or repairs will also be listed.Some will need tender loving care.
They have all been loved before so there are signs of wear and tear, here and there!!!But then, isn’t that part of the attraction for vintage pieces…wearing a piece of history which probably did the rounds, before you were even a twinkle in your fathers eye!
Please enjoy,even if it is just to look at the pictures. Oh, and pop a long to facebook to give a like! It would be great to see you.x