Hello dear Blogfriends ,
I hope you're doing well !
Last week I've been busy making preparations
for a project , that will take me a lot of time .
So I have to take a deep breath and have to be quite
patient. Last year I did not participate in
the Victorian Christmas Fair............
( Yep, that's right , it's about the Christmas Fair : )
This year I will, and I promised myself
to take my time and give my 'products' some more details.
Click the photo to enlarge
So I started to make some Victorian-like
pendants . I used to sell this little jewelry boxes ,
but wasn't happy selling them without content.
They may be all right......but empty........
so here I go on my first attempt.......
While looking for a decor to take the pictures ,
this box came to mind and again there's a little
story. I found it in our local thriftshop .
There were maybe over a hundred of this boxes .
I was curious what was in them and asked
the owner what they were............
This little mushroom , eggcup , kind of thingies are made
in the end of World War 2, I think in the Netherlands ,
in a button factory. They were made of the waste ends
of the deer antlers , right on the head .
The buttons were made out of the antler.
( Maybe I have to apologize for my English.........I'm not always sure
if I say things the right way , but I hope you understand ,
my English will not get any better than this I'm afraid : ).
The factory had run out of material and people used their
imagination to try to sell stuff.... and this is what they came up with !
I absolutely LOVE the ............... : )))
and here's my problem , I don't have a clue
what they are.......and neither did the shop owner.
It was a bit funny and I think
I have to use my imagination as well .........
I thought it was a very interesting story and was happy
to have found them .
I find it almost a kind of offending to alter them
into pincushions don't you..... ???
Anyway.........they're lovely for my photo's .
( Don't you love the idea of the wrapping paper
being that old !? It is great for making tiny roses )
Now I'd like to share with you what I had on my worktable............
I used little crystal beads and glass pearls .
I hope you enjoyed...............
With Love , Wilma.
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