Thursday, October 4, 2012


Have you ever sold a piece that you really loved?

I like every piece of jewelry I make but sometimes there is that special one that I want to keep.  Before you put it up for sale you ponder…but then try to sell it with the thought…maybe it won’t sell and I’ll keep it. I did that recently.   

I was in a thrift shop and found an unusual glass and wire flower.  There was a friend in the shop and wondering if I could use it in jewelry, I approached her and guess what…coincidence…she had donated the very piece for sale.  Anyway, it looked interesting, so I bought it. 

This is the glass flower-
The petals and leaves were wired together and wrapped with thin stripes of foil.

This is what I made.  The green and aqua beads are from a necklace that I found at a yard sale.

 I love it when an idea comes together!

 I recently did a show and the necklace was one of the first pieces I sold-love/hate
I wanted to keep it but let it go to someone who loved it enough to wear it away! 

 Oh well, I still have more glass leaves and petals-


  1. That is beautiful piece ... so I understand the love/hate feeling! I can't wait to look at more of your blog and maybe meet you next weekend!!!

  2. Hi, Melissa- thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope to meet you too. Being very new to blogging, I am really looking forward to the convention next week end. Linda

  3. Sometimes, it's hard to let go of the jewelry that you made. You just want to see it on display in your bedroom or living room, even though you don't want to wear it. It only shows how you exerted your effort in making that jewelry. But on the other hand, you need to sell it so that it can be used, and give someone the chance to love it as well as you do. :)

    Cody Stephens

  4. Thanks, Cody. It really did help to see that the woman who bought it liked it so much. I was sorry that I didn't have a picture of the glass arrangement to give her so she could see where it started.