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Slow day (and some jewelry from Monday)


I didn’t come up with much today in my explorations of the Plateau’s west-end. I found a few nice hand-crafted bowls and dropped them off with some other tool-stuff at the Give Box. A few of the bowls were taken before I even finished putting things in. One woman was positively excited to find one of the bowls, which was rewarding to see.

Otherwise, I came across some shot glasses in a box in the alley adjacent to St Denis. They’re destined for the Give Box as well.

I sorted through my jewelry last night and this is the stuff I don’t want. Pretty big pile eh?

It still reeks of cigarette smoke but that can be cleaned off (I’m not sure if I’ll do it myself). Some of it’s in good shape and some is busted or missing rocks, but all can be useful for people who make jewelry (especially because they’re vintage).

My plan is to bring them to my friend’s yard sale and try to sell the pieces for bargain bin prices. It’ll probably be near the end of the month – I’ll tell you more when I know it. I’ll bring a few other finds as well.

It looks like I’ll have to find some ammonia to clean the other pieces (the ones I want to try to get a bit more money for). There’s some really nice costume jewelry and a few nice sterling pieces. I tried using dish soap but it wasn’t effective enough; if I’m going to sell any of this stuff on Etsy it’ll have to be perfect.

Speaking of Etsy, I’ve had a nice influx of sales in the last week. All in all it brought in a few hundred dollars, which is awesome. You can see what I sold – and for how much – in the “Things I’ve sold” section. I also added a couple of new giveaways.

Hopefully tomorrow is a bit more exciting!

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