Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gifts of Bits & Bobs

At the recent CQFA retreat, my friend Bronwen gave me a very mysterious Valentine box that rattled rather temptingly.
Oooh look at the goodies inside! I took a few closeup pictures so you can see some of the details. Bronwen knows that I love using old buttons and things in my artwork so she always is coming up with little bits and bobs for me which is really thoughtful and quite helpful!

A really lovely little rhinestone star button. Love this design so much 13 circles around an 8-pointed star. I could see making a hairbow clip with this sewn onto the center.

A filigree metalwork clasp. She thought I could use it on the cover of an altered book. What a fabulous idea!
A mother of pearl buckle. Love the squiggly gold accents. I wonder if I can make a sash belt that would look good with this, I really like the colors.
And a little metal bird pin with a red shiny eye. Look at that intricate detail on the feathers.
Thanks Bron!


Bronwen said...

You are so welcome. Your pics make them look like treasures! I love to read your blog pages and see what creative mischief you are up to...

Jaye said...

Fabulous little bits! It is so great to have friends in high places! ;-)

Deborah said...

Wonderful treasures!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oooooooo, I love it all, but that bird is just fantastic! That would be worth getting some mold making compound and casting a flexible mold for paper clay or other things.
What a nice gift! :D