Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Mystery Bag

About 3 weeks ago I received a simple text from one of the Coyote clerks informing me that a friend had left 'a bag' of beads and stuff at Coyote for me.  She didn't realize I wasn't working there anymore, so they tucked it away, and I tucked the info into the back of my mind.  Finally - today I had a chance to pick up 'the bag', which I honestly expected to be a sandwich or gallon size bag of old, worn out, garage sale finds that people like to bring me.  I always accept them graciously, and have indeed been able to repurpose some of it.  So imagine my surprise when I was presented with this:

Not your ordinary zip bag now, is it?  And HERE is what was inside:

Can you believe it?  Semi precious, crystal, STERLING, 14K gold, a sterling polishing kit, 2 rosaries, and much, much more.  MOST of it is absolutely stunningly gorgeous, and I don't even know if I want to tear it apart.  Some is the normal garage sale stuff, not sure what I'll do with it - but this is just like CHRISTMAS!   I NEED to contact the friend that left the bag, but can't seem to locate her contact info, and every single person that I can think of that might have it is out of town for the holiday.  Ack. 
I don't plan to do anything with any of it until I talk to my friend about the origin, especially since THIS is one that I made as a special order for someone several years ago:

Even my husband said the minute I pulled it out of the bag - "Didn't YOU make that one?"  Yes, honey, I believe I did - but not for Janeile.  I'm pretty sure most of the items in the bag DID NOT belong to my friend, so I am rather anxious to find out how she came by it, and why she chose to gift it to me.  I definitely need to repay her - either with something beady - or what ever she wishes. 

Those are REAL pearls, folks, and the focal piece is a potion BOX.  See the little clasp on the left?  Those are hard to come by these days.  And that faceted crystal!  OMG!  This is just way too much beady goodness to accept for free.

Off I go to create that Mix It Up bag.  Fun! FUN!
Peaceful magical beading,


KayzKreationz said...

That is such a cool gift. The bag in itself is really cool. But the goodies inside are amazing. Can't wait to see how your friend ended up with the piece you made for someone else and what you do with everything.

flyingbeader said...

What an awesome surprise!!!!!!! Wow I'd be dancing away the night if I got all those goodies.

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a wonderful bag full of goodies!
You are a lucky lady for sure! can't wait to hear where it all came from, and how you are going to use it, I couldn't bare to disassemble those beautiful necklaces, but I'm sure what ever you do with it, it will be amazng!