Monday, February 25, 2008

Grandpa's Retirement Fund

I know I come by my obsessive need to purchase things honestly. And it apparently didn't just come from my grandmother and great grandmother were pretty good at hoarding things too.

Apparently grandma wanted to open a jewelry shop - grandpa would cut and grind the stones and she would set them. And she bought a LOT of stuff. I went down to grandpa's on Saturday. We didn't get to grind or polish any stones (the darn things won't stick to the dop sticks still!) I did get to go through some of his supplies. And boy is he drowning in supplies!

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I have more photos to take of all the goodies I brought home. There are some interesting base metal necklaces that have unique patterns of chain. Some of the supplies I can use and will keep a few for myself but for the most part I'm selling them and giving the money to Grandpa. I figure it's part of his retirement fund. :)

I'll be researching to figure out how to price them and posting them in my Etsy gemstone shop. But if you see something you would like made into a necklace or ring let me know! :)


capitolagirl said...

Wow, what a collection. Be sure to keep us posted when you get them listed on Etsy, I'd love to check them out.

Mei said...

Yeah WOW! Beautiful collection there.

Tizzalicious said...

It's all so pretty!

GeekMom said...

Those are so pretty! It must have been fun to go through that stash and find such beautiful stones. Arrrrgh, treasure!

Barb Macy said...

Of course, now I have to go drool at more of your stash. Thanks a lot, Megan!