I rather challenged myself with this challenge as I only had about 15 to 20 minutes to pick out the items at a local Dollar Tree when I ran out for lunch one day. The first thing that caught my eye was a copper wire garden decoration. It was a very simple thick wire dangle that was bent into shapes and wrapped around 3 marbles.
With that in hand, I quickly zipped through the craft, jewelry, stationery and toy sections. Oh, and the silk flowers, too. I ended up adding to the garden decoration thingy:
2 packs of beaded ribbon (one red and one green)
a pair of earrings
2 packs of buttons (one opal-ish and one clear yellow)
a bundle of yarn
and a bush of silk flowers for a total of 10 items for $10.
But I still have one earring, most of the yarn, most of the buttons, a few stalks of the silk flowers, and most of the garden decoration left. The only items completely used up were the 2 beaded ribbons and one necklace, so the actual cost of the necklace is probably much closer to $3.50. Well, maybe $4 as the only thing I added from my previous stash was bits of copper wire. Probably less than a foot's worth though.
I gotta say... I am SO tempted to see what someone would be willing to pay for it!
I realize that I managed to skip pointing out the yellow buttons I used.
Forgive this rather scary action shot:
and a part that I'm kinda proud of:
I have very long hair (below the tail bone) so often wear my hair up. I hid the closure under the flower petals so it didn't look quite as blah when I wear my hair up.
I would really like feedback, please. I've been playing around with jewelry making for a long time but this is the first of anything like this. I had so much fun and it was a GREAT stress reliever and those alone were worth it.
Thanks for looking!