As most of you know, I love to go to flea markets. Like, this blog could be called my FOURTH true love because I think I love going to the flea market even more than crafting and DIY (which is my current THIRD true love if you didn't already know, ha ha). Anyway, there are just so many fun and unique treasures there, interesting people, and I just love love love going there. A lot of the treasures being sold at the flea are either from estate sales, items from older relatives of the vendor, random thrifty finds, refinished antiques etc. Awesomeness basically! This past Sunday I went to the flea with my sister and my friend and we had a blast. I am already currently working on 5 big projects (as we will be getting our own booth at the flea next month), so I didn't have my eye out for any furniture or larger items. I was just there to browse and have fun. Getting to the point. A lot of people at the flea sell what is called "junk jewelry." Which is basically old costume jewelry in a big old jumble. Usually they are priced around a dollar each (and sometimes people think their junk is precious so it goes for three to five dollars). This time I scored a few awesome pieces of junk jewelry for myself. Well, I love it, the jury is still out on if you all with think I'm nutso.
First up are 2 necklaces that i got for $1 each.
Next, a cool large-ish gold shell charm for $.50
The other cool thing about junk jewelry is that it may be considered cheap "junk" now, but at one point, it may have been a precious keepsake for someone long ago (side note: I have tiny wrists so bracelets that once belonged to an old granny often fit me the best). I have a soft spot for anything personalized because I tend to feel that it was most likely once cherished by someone, given to them by a loved one, or commemorated a special time in their life. That leads me to my final 2 pieces of junk:
First, my "Elaine" bracelet.
Last but certainly not least: April 13th!
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