First, let me preface this post by saying that September, which started off a super slow sales month, has ended with a small flurry of sales. It still hasn’t been an award-winning month, but at least I’m not wringing my hands and gnashing my teeth anymore! So as a treat yesterday I decided to go to a monthly warehouse sale that features fabric remnants. This month they were also offering some jewelry so I knew I wanted to get in line early to get the best selection, and, quel surprise, I was first in line!
Once the doors opened I
sprinted walked quickly to the jewelry area. I didn’t find any WOW items (no 14K gold with a $5 price tag!), but still got a few nice things at reasonable prices.
Here are a few of the pieces I bought…
This simple bracelet of turquoise nuggets includes a sterling silver toggle closure. I believe the stones are natural, but not being an expert on turquoise, I have added a caveat to the listing.
And I spotted this vintage wrapped stone necklace with amethyst, rose quartz, carnelian and aventurine. This one is a smaller, more delicate size than most and can be adjusted to different lengths. It would look cute as a choker. [SOLD]
Here’s a bit of boho fun in the shape of a carved bone elephant necklace.
I rarely buy earrings, but I rather liked these zany spiral ones with with a rhinestone at each end.
And I found some intriguing fabric bits…like this 1 1/4 yard remnant of high-end Belgian fabric from Wind Exclusive Design, called “Pagode”. I found a 12.5″ by 10.5″ piece for sale on eBay for $17. I not sure what you could do with a piece that small. My piece is 60″ by 43.5″…big enough for several pillow cover fronts. Price: $54. A steal…oui?
And I love this two-yard piece of Charlotte Moss “York Cypress” in a linen/cotton blend.
I also bought this handsome plaid wool remnant. I’ve got a solid two yards of this. The only downside–it has a slight musty odor. I may give it a vodka spritz…well first I need to buy some vodka. 😉
And this bit of chinoiserie was made into a drapery panel that was displayed as a sample in a designer showroom. One edge is trimmed in passementerie. Haven’t figured out the maker yet, but it is super amazing fabric.
And this high-end Silkworks “Matisse” linen remnant (2 1/2 yards) from a Janus et Cie store was too good to leave behind.
So I’ve got a few of these listed already and the rest soon will be. I’ve realized though that the more I buy fabric, the more I want to start making things with it. Simple, but useful things like beautiful pillows and totes and maybe makeup cases. I don’t know, but the urge is increasing. Perhaps it’s time to dust off my sewing machine!
As always, happy hunting,