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A really long time ago, there was a period when I made themed pins – school, beach, garden, etc.  I enjoyed it, but then moved on to different styles.  Fast forward to the present and one of the things I am trying to do is see things in different ways, find new ways to use things.  Not just for the sake of creativity, but also to find ways to use, rather than discard items.

I had these little fishing basket brass pieces left over from the theme period and they have been sitting in a container for years.  The other day, I came across them, picked them up, liked the textured pattern on them, and wondered hmmm…

I sawed off the tops, filed them, drilled holes and created the bracelet components shown here.  I think they look great with the brecciated jasper ovals.  I still have the tops I cut off, and am eyeing them, thinking hmmm… 

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