I acquired an old box full of miscellaneous fishing tackle. Today I made these earrings.
In the sun, they flash like minnows in a trout stream.
I plan to rummage the rest of the box for more supplies. Like these mother-of-pearl teardrops:
The ends of these little connectors spin 360 degrees:
No clue what these do, but they're tiny and fabulous:
Love these extra big 2-hole reflectors:
If you spot any of this stuff in a future jewel, you'll know where it came from!
So next time you find a box of fishin' gear at a thrift shop or yard sale, think about jewelry potential. (Cautionary note: often, tackle will include lead sinkers. Be sure to discard them, nobody needs to wear lead next to her skin.)