Op Shop Bounty

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Shell necklaces found in an op shop. I envisage these being taken apart and used to decorate textiles or baskets.

Shell necklaces found in an op shop. I envisage these being taken apart and used to decorate textiles or baskets.

There are a couple of op shops on my route home from meetings at Alexander Park Craft House and I often call in to one or the other to have a bit of a rummage around. This was my bounty from last week. The beads are made from shell – two of the necklaces are made from smoothed sort-of-rectangular beads and the other has perfectly round disks.

The sequin top has many more sequins on it than I could buy new for the same money. It needs about 3 stitches to secure a line of sequins which are starting to unravel but other than that this top could be worn – if I was half the size I am now! 🙂

This sequin top is WAAAY too small for me but I can use the sequins.

This sequin top is WAAAY too small for me but I can use the sequins.

I envisage all of these beads and sequins being useful embellishments on bags, baskets, vessels, or clothing that I make in the future.