Sep 3, 2010

finders keepers

what a wonderfully fun theme this week from inspiration avenue :) i suspect angie must have been spying on me picking up stuff from the streets ... yea, the habit just kicked in like a couple of months ago and i've found stuff like rusty screws, a rusty buckle and a rusty hinge. but i ain't gonna use these today. instead i'm gonna be featuring my latest find ... something that i found outside of llara's kindie ...

i was contemplating whether to give it back, but i guess not ;) the kids would just chew on it further ...

so ... it ended up here :) 'course i had to embellish it a little, just to make it look more presentable ...

hope you've enjoyed that :) now just before i leave you ... let me just shamelessly show you another piece of mixed media jewelry i made ... eventho it has got nothing to do with this week's theme.

both of these are in my new shop altered alchemy


  1. You keep it amazing,dear Luthien:-)*

    LOVE you work,

    Wish you a very enjoable first september weekend,


  2. That pencil now has a fab new life, much better than leaving it in the gutter! I LOVE what you did with it. Thanks for the intro to the challenge site too.

  3. I bet your house is like Aladdin's cave - full of wonderful treasures with the scent of magic wafting about! If I were a rich girl I would be buying everything!!

  4. You are so clever! A tiny found pencil to go with the tiny journal! And the pencil has been transformed into something very elegant. I love the whole piece!

    The second one is beautiful too!

    For some reason I am struggling with the whole finders keepers thing...not that I don't constantly pick up items from the street lol. I just don't know what to do with them. Well, we will see...

  5. Wow, these are just stunning. Love the way you gave the pencil a new life. A good post for this weeks theme.

  6. Oh I love what you made with that little pencil - what a great find and what an amazing piece - it looks like it was always meant to be there! Your Poison necklace is stunning too! xox

  7. the magic you conjured up on an already endearing thing-a pencil (I am a sucker for them!) Luthien, just lovely lovely and always a pleasure to see what you are doing.

  8. thank you ladies :) for such wonderful comments! i love the little pencil ... it's got a happy energy to it :)
    luthien :)

  9. WOW!! This is my first time to your blog and I fell in LOVE with that necklace. What you did to that found pencil is amazing. I'm totally impressed!

  10. Wow just Wow really, both pieces are gorgeous, I love what you did with the pencil in the finders keepers challenge. I just couldnt come up with anything this time I am not much of a pick up stuff person really!! Only shells off the beach thats about my lot!!! You are so clever and congrats on the baby on the way btw!! 80))

  11. You are a creative genius my sweet friend! Always an inspiration!!
    Wishing you well♥


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