I found another great clearance item that I was excited to grab right up.
Again I was at Kirkland’s but I was not in the clearance section. I was wandering through the pillow section with my mother-in-law when I looked down and saw some vase fillers. Vase fillers can be fake flowers or those weird berry sticks (you know what I am talking about). These looked like beads so of course I grabbed them up or at least I tried.
They were all jumbled and crammed into a vase with other similar sticks. I had to wrestle to get them untangled. The one I chose was missing a blue teardrop piece. The price tag read $5.99. Being me, I thought I would ask if they could lower the price since the stick was missing one teardrop.
So I took it to the register. Since it was five days before Christmas, I waited the ten minutes until it was my turn. The very nice attendant listened as I politely pointed out the flaws in the piece and asked if I could get any more taken off the price. Then he entered the tag number in the cash register (now they call them all computers of course). The price rang up as $1.97. He offered it to me at $1.27. “YES!” I responded. There were a few chuckles from the line behind me. I am sure there were a few raised eyebrows. Who gets that excited over a blue adorned stick?
Well this is why I was so excited. When I looked at the oddly bent stick all I saw were these:
They are not glass, they are not handmade, and certainly they are not one of a kind. But they are inspiring!
I already have a request from Aunt Val to make her a necklace with one of the two inch long beads. And if you have been watching my etsy store or my facebook page, you will recognize I used one of these recently with pearls.