I’m not very crafty. But once there was a time when I bought a styrofoam tree and considered making one of these myself, because...
We all have one earring that doesn’t have a mate, some costume jewelry that’s gone out of style, or some inexpensive but meaningful old jewelry from a grandmother or relative that we can’t bear to get rid of.
My grandmother made one of these many, many years ago and brought it out every year to have on her table. She used her old costume jewelry and buttons and it was randomly covered in bits and bobs.
Oh, and lots of rhinestones. She loved rhinestones.
I always loved that encrusted look her’s would have. So when I recently came across the pictures you see here, I couldn’t help but think of her, smile, and remember. ;-)