I really enjoy challenging myself to make jewelry from bits and pieces I have collected from my travels, along with things I have in my craft drawers. This bracelet includes broken pieces from a china plate, and yarn that I bought at a charity shop in England. I selected the pieces of china that had the most interesting parts of the pattern on them, and then I crocheted a casing to fit each one. After that, I decided on the order to put them in that was most pleasing to the eye. I thought the bracelet needed a little more embellishment, so I added some beads, sequins and crocheted bobbles. I think it is a unique piece, and it is one of my most favorite bracelets. Like my grandmother always told me, you can be your most creative when you limit yourself to the materials you have on hand. She loved to buy remnants at the fabric store and then let the yardage determine what she should make with them.
Looking at found objects in a new way can become a fresh idea. I challenge you all, to include some interesting items in your next project!