A Deal for Minnesota Junkers - See Description

September 18th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Required to add a photo, so this is what Im posting!  This is a collage I made of vintage pcs. of paper and photos.  Unrelated, but needed a photo.
This is mostly Bali silver w/Vintage wedding cake white beads mixed in.
This is a sterling silver and faceted garnet necklace I hand wire wrapped and also formed the loops by hand.  All new elements though.  This is something I did a few years back.
This neckalce was created from a Brown shell focal I bought while in Mexico, and the branch coral (white) was found on the beaches in Mexico.  The peach coral was recycled from a vintage necklace I took apart and the pale aqua is genuine aquamarine gemstone faceted beads.
Required to add a photo, so this is what Im posting!  This is a collage I made of vintage pcs. of paper and photos.  Unrelated, but needed a photo.

Required to add a photo, so this is what I'm posting!  This is a collage I made of vintage pcs. of paper and photos.  Unrelated, but needed a photo.


FYI  (For Your Information)

Just wanted to let you all know that October is the Recycle/Reuse month for Hennepin County in Minnesota.  There are 75 shops that are included every year in a coupon book that is given out at the different store loctions.  Some of those included are:  Goodwll, Antiques RIverwalk, Arc's Value Village locations, Bethesda Thrift store, City Salvage & Antiques, Earth Exchange (this is where my booklets came from and is in Champlin), Loft Antiques, Look Again, Mainstreet Consignment, Maranatha Storehouse, Savers, Habitat Restore and dozens of others.  The website is:  www.hennepin.us/choosetoreuse.

Valid October 1-31  Get your coupon books now


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Comments (5)

fellowjunker writes: Gretchen: Your jewellry is amazing. I wish we could get together to work on some collages. I bought some of those glass slides and holders, but haven't been too happy with anything I've put inside them. You've inspired me to keep trying.
xojanis Posted: 11:20 am on October 22nd
MimiToria writes: The frames were bought at a Stamping/Scrapbooking store, but may be available at a bead shop now too. There is a little tab on the top right corner that allows access. The collage was made up of vintage print from a book, reproduction photo of the lady and a pc. of paper bag stamped with a "dream" stamp.
I kept this one for myself. Was looking for the photo of the back side, as they are 2 sided, but can't seem to find it on my computer now. Posted: 9:11 am on September 21st
piecesofthepast writes: I love these pendants and would like to try to make something like this for my vendor. Where do you get the little "frames"? LuAnn is right...I wish I lived in or around MN with all the good junking there! Posted: 10:23 pm on September 20th
suewhitney writes: This is great information. Thanks so much. For those of you who don't live in this area check out what your city/county has to offer. City wide clean-ups and recycle months may be available in your area.Habitat Re-Stores are popping up all over the country as well. If there are cool junk/recycling initiatives happening in your neck of the woods, we'd love to hear about them!

Take care,
Sue

Posted: 1:38 pm on September 19th
LuAnn writes: OK I'm not in Minnesota but after looking at this sure wish I was. Good luck MN junkers--go out and get some good deals.

LuAnn Posted: 8:01 pm on September 18th
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