Those that I didn't think I could really put to good use I asked her if I could share.
When Nathalie came over the other day, we naturally migrated to the jewelry room. I gave her the box to go through and see if there was anything she could use. She dug out some with glee and others with that look of hers and says, "What the heck would you do with these?" She pulled out some of the fuglies. We laughed and brainstormed and pretty much came up with a couple of old "mamere' ideas. Being a couple of girls originally from la belle province that's our term for grandmother or old woman or more eloquently 'old biddy'. We started to tickle our imagination a little further and actually started to get some half decent ideas and decided we needed to have a challenge. There aren't too many rules. We have one month to use the beads in any design we come up with that's not too matronly. That's it. We started to get a little excited and hummed and hawed and all of a sudden there was no more sharing of ideas. I have a few things that need to get finished before I can really play with them. I wouldn't have touched these things to be honest, but now that the gauntlet has been laid, I'm chomping at the bit to get started with them. Sue doesn't know it yet, but we volunteered her to join this challenge since she was the one that started it all to begin with.