What's on the bead table today is a former UnFinished Object: a necklace from my muffin tray that I finally got around to finishing.
I have a lot of found objects on the bead table too. Last weekend I went to Buchanan's Vintage/Antique Market in Lewisville. Lewisville is smack up against Dallas, so much so that I can't tell when I leave Dallas and get into Lewisville. I went with my friend Vanessa on Friday and tried to help her set up her booth. She kept shooing me away and telling me to go shop.
These awesome big buttons came from Vanessa's booth.
I can't resist buttons. I'm thinking of using these on bracelets or brooches. Vanessa is on Etsy at Salvage Nation. Check out the cool letters she has. Some of them were originally made for interstate highway signs. I also got some cool brass dog tags and other tags from her.
I spent a lot of time in a booth that had things I'd never seen for sale before. It's Mylissa's Garden from Arkansas City, Kansas. Alas, they are not online.
First I found this...a crown? No, a container.
Inside I put something else I found:
Okay, maybe I'm weird but I think the doll eyeballs are the coolest thing, especially the big ones without lashes. They don't open and close like the others but they do wiggle from side to side.
More finds, vintage cards and scrabble letters.
The small letters are from license plates. The gears and machine parts were in a box labeled typewriter parts. And I got a few odd pieces of jewelry and a couple of keys.
I asked the owner how they cut up the plates and I found that they use a shear and Texas plates damaged their shear. Texas plates are made of steel unlike many other states that use aluminum. I also decided after asking her how she cut the tags up that I'd rather she cut them up than me. I did save my old Texas plate with the space shuttle on it and plan on using my jewelry saw to cut out the shuttle and put it in a piece of personal jewelry. I'm a space fanatic. I blame Andre Norton, Gene Roddenberry, Robert Heinlein and mostly my Dad, who is a NASA fanatic.
In another booth, the Red Barn, I found this beautiful blue suitcase (shown as the background in many of the photos), plus a couple of items for the studio. The block will hold my stamps, and a chicken feeder (not shown) will hold my pliers. I also got this wonderful 50 foot tape from a tape measure. It came wrapped around the book.
Now that I'm amassing a collection of found objects I need to start creating with them.
Take a look at what's on more bead tables: