Sunday we went to our little weekly flea market....it 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 fobs...wow lots of things.
I hope you catch fob fever....... it's fun! Have a great day.....see you soon....hugs, Linda