Junk Goin' Home WIth Me

September 17th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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My assortment of goodies I found at the MN Junk gathering last week-end.
Cool hardware from the architectural guy out in the tent.  Love it!
Hoping to try to make some garden stakes like RenewLaura posted last week.  Loved hers, so grabbed these to see if I could come up with something similiar.
My junking buddy Carolyn (left) with Kelli was one of our favorite vendors.
She had the coolest jewelry!
Back to jewelry design!!! Cant you imagine some fun baubles with some of this recycled junk?
Optomestrist lenses, wooden monopoly pcs., wood scrabble letters, vintage 70s crosses, porcelain theatre chair tags, etc.
Loved this aqua paint color on this box.  The vendor wouldnt share the color, so that was a dissapointment.  I wonder what will come of the wheel?  Just was too cool to leave.  Maybe some cool jewelry display in the future for that wheel!!!
My assortment of goodies I found at the MN Junk gathering last week-end.

My assortment of goodies I found at the MN Junk gathering last week-end.


My friend and I went to the yearly Junk Bonanza gathering last Thursday.  We had a great time and I found some fun stuff to buy.  Lots of it is for jewelry redesign, and other items were just crying out to go home with me.


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Comments (8)

NebraskaJunker writes: I can't remember clothing, I was kind of crazed by then with all the stuff to look at and take in, but I remember two gals looking at the lenses and said they were using them for jewelry. I thought, how neat! I love this website for the way we can meet new people. I will have to look for you at other sales when I am in the MN area again. Sounds like so many fun places for junking there. Can't wait to see your projects. Take care! Posted: 12:06 am on September 22nd
piecesofthepast writes: I'm just jealous that all of you got to attend the Bonanza! I'd probably be eating beans for the next few weeks with all the money I could have spent there! Next year I may have to make a road trip up there. I'm enjoying this site! Posted: 5:31 pm on September 20th
MimiToria writes: Sorry about that! My computer froze on me, and kept posting, unbeknown to me. Yikes! Anybody know how I can remove 2 of these 3 duplicates? Posted: 7:41 am on September 19th
MimiToria writes: NebraskaJunker - I was in this booth quite a while and it was towards the end of Thursday. I had on a red short jean style jacket, black cowboy boots and blue jeans. Was it me? If so, too bad we didn't know each other from the site yet.
My friend, Carolyn actually noticed the optometrist lenses and steered me in their direction. By that time I was starting to zone out.
I will definitely post photos once I start in with the items. I am currently using other vintage finds to design some of the jewelry I'm making.
Gretchen Posted: 7:28 am on September 19th
NebraskaJunker writes: I wonder if that was you I saw buying those eye glass lenses. I thought that was such a neat idea to use them for jewelry. Can't wait to see what you come up with. The Bonanza was such a great time wasn't it? So many things to make! Posted: 11:13 pm on September 18th
georgiamoon writes: I don't even make jewelry...but it looks like junk I'd buy anyway, really cool stuff! Like everyone else I can't wait to see what you do. Have fun, Geo Posted: 12:59 pm on September 18th
MimiToria writes: Obviously, I was a gathering the little things on this junking excursion. I was focused on finds for jewelry design, so that was what I seemed to purchase.
Lots of fun keys, optomestrist lenses, and I even purchased 4 items of jewelry for myself. Got to support those artisians! 2 are vintage and 2 are vintage redesigns. How fun is that? Posted: 9:05 pm on September 17th
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, you certainly picked up a lot of things to make jewelry. You'll have to show us pics when you get them made! I went back to get some of those stencils and they didn't have much left. Darn!

Lani Posted: 8:13 pm on September 17th
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