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I got a beautiful ceramic, multi colored basket by Gaea in one of Andrew Thornton’s destashes about three years ago.

Photo by Andrew Thornton

I’ve always loved Andrew’s mixed lots. They are a design idea and supplies all in one. I knew I would use some of the beads with the pendant. I wanted to put something in the basket, and after the first time I used Crystal Clay, I decided to use vintage parts to create flowers to cement in there. The other day I wanted to make something, so I got out the clay and thought I’d finally get this done. 

I think it’s just the cutest thing. I made a few flowers out of vintage flower parts, crystal and headpins. I rolled the clay into short ropes and packed it down with the end of a headpin. Then I pushed the end of each flower to the appropriate height and  laid it aside to dry. 

I used the vintage Czech glass from the mixed lot and added some other Czech glass from my stash. The brass clasp is by Miss Fickle Media. I think this is so fun! Perfect for the warm weather that is finally here.