I visited Rita (my craft room) and created a little bobble. I am sorry about that darn blurry picture. A camera, a camera! My world for a camera! OK. Enough of the dramatics.
Friday proved to be a very good day for travelling to Griffin for an estate sale. The house, a Craftsman kit-built home, must have been beautiful in its day. Someone with a very heavy Victorian hand had gotten a hold of it in recent years and, I am sorry to say, did it no favors. But inside were treasures galore!
Along with linens and hankies and a granny square afghan (for $1!), I found a broken pair of 14k gold wire glasses. They were $2 and I could not pass them up. Immediately an idea popped into my head. I love it when that happens.
One of the lenses had broken off the nose piece so I removed the other one. I traced each lens onto the page of an old spelling book (bought at the same sale) and on the front side stamped a cute little nest filled with eggs. The back has randomly chosen sentences about spring. I glued each piece of paper to each lens and trimmed away the excess. Then I placed the lenses on top of each other with the earpieces going in opposite directions. I trimmed the wires and wrapped them around the hinges, creating a loop with one and cutting the other off flush. A simple, thin ribbon trin was glued around the sides and Voila! Two small mother-of-pearl buttons for a little dimension and I was done.
I haven't decided yet what I will do with it. Possibly a necklace or just a little doo-dad stuck onto something. But I sure do love it to bits.
Now I just need to find more broken glasses. :)