Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vintage Finds - Pyrex and Japanese Cedar Birds

It was a beautiful day today and hubby has spring break next week.  We decided since we were both a bit low on motivation thanks to seasonal allergies, we'd just wander around.  I'm refraining from buying Pyrex these days, but I ran into some things I justified buying.  Great prices made it easy.

I'm trying to collect the set of 6 Glasbake Lipton soup mugs and today I found number 3.  I didn't need another Friendship 503 refrigerator dish, but this one is almost mint and my other one has a dark mark on part of the design, so I got it.  The black tulip casserole, well , too cheap to leave.  And the two Spring Blossom green  casseroles have been on my want list though I never aggressively sought them out, I waited until they came to me.  I love the lime green color of the alternating pieces of the set.  I have the 402 mixing bowl and they will become part of my daily ware.

Hubby found this sweet birds piece for his Japanese cedarwood figures collection.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pyrex Playtime - Pendant and Earring Set

Here's my first pendant with earrings set made from the dish my friend accidentally dropped.  I told her I'd make her a pendant and she swayed me to make a pair or earrings as well.  The name of this pattern is Golden Bouquet.  The colors and diminutive pattern were perfect for such a set.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Some Pyrex Fun - First Pair of Earrings and Tie Bar

I continue to be quite busy with Pyrex jewelry making.  There is the bartering for broken glass, making the items, packing, shipping and notifying people and all the other little stuff that comes with it.   I finally made a pair of earrings at the behest of someone who wants them to give as a gift. Fortunately I had shards with small enough pattern to do these.

I ordered some ties bars...

Some other pieces I made for trades...