Trash or treasure?


Small pieces of metal, deformed, useless. Who needs them?

I do.

Among things from my husband’s grandmother – I think this was with her sewing stuff – there was this little box with some (I think) steel wire.

It was the box I focused on first, but after having a closer look inside, I saw that there was more to it. A treasure!

The small pieces of wire seemed useless, but when I lined them up… Weren’t they dancing?

So I made a pair of earrings, to honour my husband’s grandmother and all grandmothers, past and present, who never throw things away, because everything can come in handy one day, and it’s a pity to waste things.

I hope this can inspire you to turn some trash into treasure too, in whatever way. It can be simple, like hanging something on a chain, and there you go, you have a pendant!



8 thoughts on “Trash or treasure?

  1. I love these, and your post honoring your grandmother. I wish we were close by so that I could give you some of my dear, late mother-in-law’s sewing things for which we have not yet found a use.


  2. How lovely G …definitely treasure πŸ™‚
    Maybe there will be memories of the past whispering in your ears as you wear them !


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