It’s Time for Trees

Oh, the fun I have with these jewels!

When the first cold front hit New Mexico, I was ready and waiting with my trusty glue gun and my beautiful pile of old jewelry.

It seems I’m better with a glue gun that I am with a camera.  Just can’t capture the depth and richness of this wonderful old costume jewelry all tumbled into place.

There are two annual events that warm my heart when the cold weather arrives every year.  The Open House for the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, and the Holiday Happening sponsored by the Altrusa Club in Portales.

It’s my privilege to contribute to the silent auctions for these excellent occasions.

Here’s hoping everyone has a grand time decorating Christmas trees in the coming days!


10 Responses to “It’s Time for Trees”

  1. sharon says:

    The trees are my favorites too. I just love their sparkly beauty!

  2. Kim says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Robin Green says:

    And I love the close-up pictures you take – they show off the details so well.

  4. Betty Williamson says:

    Such treasures! You have such a gift for putting these together. I love them.

  5. Jennifer Pierpoint says:

    Those are beautiful! I am always impressed with the detail you put
    into each of your boxes!

  6. Sandy says:

    Thank you all for the sweet compliments. The boxes are such a joy to make. While sorting through a bag of old “tossed out” jewelry last week, I found an old beaded necklace with a tassel of chain for a pendant. There were discolored “pearls” here and there. The clasp was broken, and it had been replaced with a safety pin. Obviously a well loved and often worn favorite of some woman. Bittersweet. I know every piece of jewelry has a story, and I love bringing them out to live another day.

  7. michelle costley says:

    I loved learning about how one necklace had a safety pin for a clasp. A sweet detail to share.

  8. Robin Nations says:

    Where do you get the jewelry for these?

  9. Sandy says:

    I have been buying the jewelry for a few years… garage sales, estate sales, second hand stores. I also have lots of good friends who bring me things they find. I like to buy garlands made of beads to put down on the base layer just to plump the boxes up without wasting the lovely jewels on the bottom!

    The Altrusa Club had bought some old jewelry to sell at the Holiday Happening, and for the past couple of years they’ve given me some of the old holiday brooches for the boxes I donate.

    It’s been a lovely on-going treasure hunt for me!

  10. Victoria Lops says:

    Oh so Beautiful! I treasure mine Sandy!

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