Monday, August 25, 2008

~~ Fob Mania ~~

Sunday we went to our little weekly flea is really junkie but sometimes you find a little something. I was just looking around and spotted a whole box of costume jewelry on one of the sellers table....generally I just pass this kind of stuff up but this time I thought I'd take a look see. I know lots of people buy jewelry, take it apart and reuse.... and I thought, why not. I found four pieces for my bead stash......cleaned them up a bit and separated just the peach and cream necklace out. Then today I played.............. I made the two fobs on the left using the pearls, plus beads and charms I already had. The other three fobs I used beads from my stash. Lisa chose the shorter Halloween fob and I'm keeping the other one and the Christmas one for myself. I also had fun making some for gifts, but my lips are sealed. This is the....................
first fob I made about three years ago. At that time I had just the one pair of scissors but now I have a small collection started...I've received some as gifts and purchased a couple from stitchie stores I visited while on vacation.
I saw these sweet little green scissors and froggie on Tina's blog. She was having a celebration give away and I just thought they were the cutest. I e-mailed her, found out where to order the charm and scissors and made this fob.....I love it.

Now I'm hooked on making fobs.....I think it would be fun to have holiday ones, ones with charms of things that interest you, fobs that compliment the project you are stitching and on and on. I'm thinking cell phone fobs, purse fobs, key lots of things.

I hope you catch fob fever....... it's fun! Have a great day.....see you soon....hugs, Linda


Sonda in OR said...

You have made some beautiful fobs! Wow!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a cool idea! I love the idea of using vintage beads that make your fob one of a kind:>)

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Beautiful work there:o)
Hope you have a great wk.
I'm stitching today (gifts) .:o)

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

These are really cute!! Love the idea!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Now sounds like a great idea. Your fobs are adorable! Hope it catches on. Dianntha

Anonymous said...

You go girl those are so pretty!

Michelle said...

Love the fobs!! A different one for each holiday ~ what a great idea...can I place my order?


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fob Fever!! I love that!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Linda
Oh what great finds(:) you are just having way too much fun ~!!
Yes the blue roses do look like frosting roses ,don't they .. glad you came by ..
big hugs, patty

PEA said...

It's the first time I hear of "fobs" but I think they're wonderful! You did such a marvelous job making them. Isn't it terrific being able to use old costume jewelery and making such perfect gifts with them! xoxo

TinaTx said...

Dang - now I'm gonna have to dig out the bead boxes and make Halloween fobs!
Glad you are having a good time making them. I have taken some old jewelry apart to make some too - remember twist-a-beads?
I think you should show your scissor collection - I've shown mine! (although it has grown a bit since the last time I had them all out together)

Heidi said...

Hi Linda! I am a huge fan of scissors. I have a collection of vintage scissors but also collect all the sweet new embroidery scissors they come out with. Did you see my idea to use a flower frog to hold your scissor collection? It is on my blog. I have a wall cupboard with my vintage sewing items and felt you could not see the scissor well even on the glass shelves. A flower frog was the answer.

I love your fobs! They are great fun to make and let's face it...every good pair of scissors deserves to be well dressed. :)

Hugs ~

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Very pretty! I love to collect old jewelry and sometimes take it apart. Have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Kathleen

Kelli said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm going to remember that next time I see pretty necklaces!

Ronda said...

I just love ur fob's. Although admittedly until today I have never heard of them. They are so cute, but may I ask, what are they for? waht do you do with them? How are they to be used? I know...I know... I am sometimes a dim light bulb, LOL.
Love & Prayers,
Have A Peachy Keen Day

countrygirl3031 said...

I didn't know what fobs were until I read your blog....they're awesome! I usually end up buying old vintage jewelry and making necklaces and earrings.

Have a great day!

Nancy said...

Your fobs are so pretty, Heidi has fob fever also. LOL. I love the green sissors, I saw red ones on someone elses blog. They are too cute.
Have fun fobbing.

The Rose Room said...

How lovely, I can see how you could get quite carried away with fob making and themed fobs etc. Rachaelxo

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Love the Halloween colors!
Very cute scissors!!
Love junky flea markets!

Deb said...

Wonderful, creative idea Linda!

Sharon said...

Those are wonderful! YOu did a great job!

:0) Sharon

She'sSewPretty said...

Linda, Those fobs turned out so pretty. Isn't it fun to make something new and pretty while recycling at the same time.

Denise said...

What in the world is a FOB? I hate to ask and show my ignorance but I just have to know! I am one of those people that have a BOX full of old costume jewelery and I do mean a BOX full.... I am guessing I have 400-500 pieces....... I bet that would make a lot of FOBS!

Have a fun weekend

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