Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blingity-Bling!

 I promised I would give you a closer look at the pile of sparkly treasure I posted about last time so here we go.  These are the glass rhinestones.  I put them in the pink jewelry box that was holding the MOP buttons for the photograph.  They look so cozy I might just let them stay.
 This is the whole pile all sorted out, less the really ordinary ones, of which there were very few.
 These are my favorites of the non-glass.  Those brown ones with the orange dangles are wood.  One has come undone so I need to either find some old string that matches the others or re-tie them all.  The big plastic one on the far right is one of the most interesting buttons I have found.  The filigree leaves on top are metal.
 A bunch of MOP and the plastic rhinestone buttons.
 Here is a closer look at that bone button.  Most of the bone buttons I find are small and very utilitarian.  This slice is unique.
 There was plenty of non-button goodies, as well, and these will be put to good use in my inspiration kits, especially all that rhinestone trim.  The necklace with the baguette rhinestones is broken but can also be re-purposed for artwork.  Those black things are big sequin beads.
A little more of the non-buttons.  My favorites ate those two black and sliver shoe clips and the old red barrette.  Down at the bottom, center are a group of round rhinestone beads.  A very fun sort!!

16 comments:

Gail Thayer said...

Wow! I love all those rhinestones......have always loved the sparkle. I could look at those for a loooong time:).

CATHY said...

buttons and rhinestones and shoe clips - OH MY!

rush said...

i love looking at your jewelry bling. i have some of my own that i have not "sorted" in some time. next time i do, i will have to take pictures! ...or do something with it! ...or send it on to new homes via ebay!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a perfect way to sort and hold them. My eyes are loving all the glitter and bling. And the little red barrette sure brings back memories. What a fun find! Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Score! I love 'em all. The rhinestone buttons definitely belong in that pretty pink jewelry box. Where are my sunglasses? I had some just like the gold ones in the bottom center, they ended up in some of my necklaces.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a score!! Love all the pretty rhinestone buttons!! And that pretty pink jewelry box!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Holly

Maureen said...

Wow, what a lot of bling! Very cool Kathy.

In one episode of my favorite show, Big Bang Theory, Sheldon is organizing Howard and Bernadette's closet... when he is done, he asks if he can take a box of buttons home to sort.

I had to laugh and so thought of you! ;)

Connie said...

Wow!!! what a marvelous collection and so much fun :)

Andy's Attic said...

My goodness you found quite a bit of bling. All so pretty! I, too, love the button with the leaves and the little one with turquoise crisscross!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh wow, I sat and studied every picture. How about that button with the metal leaves...Very neat! And rhinestones..Love them!!

Carol

The Junque Seeker said...

You do find the most amazing things!

vintage grey said...

All so beautiful and that little red barrette is too cute!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

must love junk said...

Oh, I'm swooning at all that fantastic bling!! :)
Susan

Laurie said...

I love them ALL. But my favorites are the big green ones in the first photo -- WOW! That interesting one you found is really unique, too.

Annette said...

LOVE all the bling!! I bet you really enjoyed sorting through it all!

Mitzi said...

Wow, I think we have a lot in common, and I can't believe this is my first visit to your fabulous blog! I will definitely be back, and I'm now following you on Pinterest....