As promised, here's what I found at the open air flea market near the Flat Iron Building.
Rhinestone pins & pendants, an enamel butterfly, several earrings missing their other half, a pearl bracelet I am going to deconstruct, and 3 rhinestone necklaces that I can't wait to re-imagine as steampunk pieces.
Also, buttons & sewing notions galore!
Test glasses, a pocketwatch, gold cigarette case, locker keys, small skeleton keys, a piece of metal that looks like a ship's steering wheel, and a tiny rhinestone & enamel shamrock pin (which will just stay as is--since it's utterly fabulous).
Some of these materials have already made their way into finished pieces.
This necklace, which is simple but elegant.
This bracelet, which I now can't part with! It's too cute. I love how the key says "Presto"!
And numerous pairs of earrings made with sewing hooks, snaps, & clasps.
I love traveling & finding new materials to create with--it's rejuvenating. Merry Making & Safe Travels everyone!