Another adventure is the local recycling center where I have my pick of all sizes and shapes of colored glass bottles. These beauties will have a second life as vases & spirit bottles.

My humble pliers & miles & miles of solid copper magnet wire (copper with a enamel coating that's normally found in alternators or air conditioners). Together, they are a powerful creative force!

Marbles , marbles & more marbles...

usually 30 or so colors in stock @ 2500 marbles per box

(insert joke about losing one's marbles here).

Garage sales & auctions &

thrift stores, oh my!

An excellent source of vintage telephone insulators for candleholders and picture frame glass for candle plates.

Crystals, rocks or stones...whatever you call them, they're beautiful! 

From Agate to Zebra Jasper, I love the variety of colors and textures.

Put them all together and you get...

One of my favorite haunts is the scrapyard. There's a never-ending supply of brass & aluminum to feed my need to make windchimes, suncatchers, clocks and spinners.