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Impulse Buy and What to do With Them

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

I was in Michaels looking for a bead needle and ran across ceramic bunny beads. They made me smile. After finding a bead needle, I went back to look at the bunny beads.

What do you do with an impulse buy?

First I made a pair of earrings.

Rabbit Beads

Then another pair of earrings.

Rabbit Beads

Made a necklace with the beads strung on linen.

Rabbit Beads

The thing is, I really don’t wear jewelry, especially cute jewelry.

When I am not working in the studio or garden, I wear a necklace that I made with a pair of pewter magnolia earrings.

Necklace and Earrings

The necklace is waxed linen cord with a bound holey rock from a NY Day visit to Shell Beach. My wedding band. Part of a pair of bunny earrings. One earring lost at a garden supply shop. The earrings were a gift from my husband. And a small locket my niece gave me. It is funny that I actually gave her the locket years earlier for Christmas. The locket has a photo of my husband and Nora, a bunny who lived with us. Everything is sentimental.

Nora

December 21st will be the 4th anniversary of the death of Nora, the sweet little bunny who lived with us.

Back to the impulse buy, finally I made this bobble.
Rabbit Beads

It is closer to my work and my necklace. I like the combination of a spring and black safety pin.

When would I ever wear it? I tried fastening it to a jacket, that didn’t work. I tried fastening it to the laces of shoes. That didn’t work.

Last night I hung the bobble in the kitchen. It is too small to be on its own.

Rabbit Beads

This morning had an idea for the bunny beads. Leaning toward stringing the beads together with Birch twigs, safety pins, and linen fiber. Could hang them from the kitchen spice rack filled with bunnies. Seems like it could be a fitting solution.