Busy as always, but I wanted to share a haul, which I haven't done in forever. These were all gifts recently sent to me by the ridiculously generous Linda of TeapotsandTelephones. She even makes the box pretty what with the fancy tissue paper.
My act of gratitude was to line everything up neatly so I could take pix. Look at all the rhinestone chains! I literally said, "Well, if you have a few broken bits of rs chain you can send some along."
Look at this! This isn't the cheapo Kuchi I normally use- this is extremely well made. Girl coulda just listed this in her shop for a pretty penny. Well, that also goes for everything she sent.
Little ruler for part of a cuff? And look at that amazing brooch- the base is a wacky plastic tree and these huge silky pearl acorns dangle off it. Shell mermaid, gorgeous bullion appliqué from India, two sets of clip-on earrings, these beads you could describe as the intersection of trade and wedding cake beads. Even a great big heavy teapot knick knack that's too big for a necklace but I have an empty place on my mantle downstairs... Horn star and drop charms with metal inlay, pearly celluloid grape cabs...
Squeeeee! Cabochons! The green gloriousness are actually sew on! They have a glass bit on the bottom with two width-wise holes. Look at the abalone waffle sunflowers! And the big-ass white rhinestone rondelles. Just exclamation points everywhere.
The most gorgeous ostrich leather. I think that's what it is from the dimpling. A variety of beautiful bangles, little rhinestone chain ends- indispensable, leetle mali clay seeds. Two gorgeous black glass...buckles? I didn't really capture the detail on them. A pile of teeeeny nailheads.
Now look at this amazingly egalitarian squirrel orgy: