Monday, September 8, 2008

Fleamarkets Are A Haven for Display Items

shhhhh. . . You can see some stuff I've been working on in the background. Soon available in the shop.

Scott and I hit a local flea market yesterday. He's always got something in mind to look for, and I'm usually looking for unique display items or stuff that I could upcycle. Yesterday I found this awesome old typesetter's box. I fell in love with the old wood and little compartments. Once it's cleaned up a little bit, it will be perfect for displaying pendants or other smaller items.

I also saw a half mannequin there that I'm still deciding whether I should have picked up. The stand was wood, but the bust itself was plastic with fabric covering it. The fabric was a bit ripped, but I probably could have gotten my sewing wiz MIL to fix it or make a new one for me. It was a female bust and the guy was asking $20. I have access to a very similar male bust for free. Damn. I should have gotten it.

Here's another little something coming to the Armoury soon.

Dragonscale Bracelet in Bright Aluminum


FairiesNest said...

Great find! I can so see that brimming with your lovely small pieces!

The Green Cat said...

That box is a great find. Can't wait to see what you do with it. The dragonscale is beautiful! Nice work!

Kirsten said...

I have one of those out in the garage. Maybe it will work when I start making more jewelry.

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks, guys. I'm planning on cleaning it up some and maybe (once I practice a little bit) doing some woodburning around the outside. I'm trying to decide between a leaf and vine kind of pattern or something that maybe resembles some form or another of chain maille. We'll see.