Recently I’ve been thrilled to find a few little treasures whilst trawling antique markets.
When I stumbled on a tiny vintage sterling camera charm I had to have a little sit down. Then I found a teapot charm too. It was almost too much.
Putting together tiny collections like this charm bracelet is one of my favourite kinds of jewellery making. It’s like wearing a miniature cabinet of curiosities on the wrist. There’s a little brass locket on there too with a tiny vintage mother of pearl button hiding inside.
A Spring-like mid century forget-me-not locket was another thrill to discover.
Beady outreach is a good feeling too. Broken and neglected necklaces are whisked off to my equivalent of the dolly hospital. These 1950s opaque glass blossom beads were lying sad and tired at the bottom of a bits box in a junk shop.