Last Thursday – me & Ric headed out for San Antonio. We love to get away down there for a night out, dinner, recharging…and other stuff 😉 This time on the way down there we took a detour through Gruene, TX…a quaint nostalgic little town with a historical district that has been reclaimed by adorable shops and antique stores. Gruene will forever be a detour now – on our way to San Antonio. I found the coolest stuff there! An old planter stand (taller than me) that I repurposed as a wine bottle rack and a set of old railroad spikes that you will soon see in my Etsy store!
But the most unsuspecting find was this tiny pearl necklace piece – and when I say “piece” I mean it wasn’t all there – I think it was longer at one time – there was something more to it than what I found. I had no idea WHAT I would do with it- but I knew I had to have it – and for $5 – why not??
We arrived home from great weekend trip – and a few more fabulous finds found their way into the back of the suburban. The little pearl necklace layed out on my kitchen island all weekend while we fed kids – cleaned up after feeding kids – and fed kids some more. Last night as I was getting ready for bed – brushing teeth and all that – I noticed some old stretchy-beady bracelets in my misc. organizer in the bathroom- one of them I’ve never worn because it was too small the others were just old and have long been replaced by newer trendy pieces over the past few years. And there it was…the idea. What if I combined those old bracelets – with that tiny little pearl beauty??
Heres how it went….
- Sparkles and Shines (weddingbee.com)
- Etsy Find: Knit Necklace – $23 (thebudgetfashionista.com)
- WIN A Gorgeous Twisted Silver Lantern Necklace (amominredhighheels.com)
- Takin’ a look at item hearts (scracklep.wordpress.com)
- Etsy Find: Satin Rosette Necklace – $35 (thebudgetfashionista.com)
- How-To: Felt Pearl Necklace (craftzine.com)
- My Vintage Necklace in the For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear Treasury (beadinggem.com)
- Roost: Reclaiming the Home Store Profile (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Projects ” Creations ” Vintage Gothic Punk Necklace (cutoutandkeep.net)
- Projects ” Creations ” Marble Necklace (cutoutandkeep.net)
- Projects ” Creations ” Exposed Heart And Ribs Necklace (cutoutandkeep.net)
- This Spring’s Jewelry Trends- Sell Jewelry (jewelryindustryinformation.wordpress.com)
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