Life is like a box of...

I am a magpie. That's not news to those who know me, my bling-love (everything shiny and colorful) is not a secret. I have talked about this earlier already, but I just realized what a bling-stash I have when I bought a new jewelry-box the other day. In pink, naturally.
I do not have that many that expensive jewelry (just my wedding ring, watch and half empty full nomination bracelet), and I happily use plastic too. My diamonds also are more shmiamonds but they make me happy. Bigger the better, that's my dynasty-gene speaking. So I did buy a new box for my precious things. And you might have already guessed what happened? Yup, they all didn't fit in (for example my Christmas-jewelry was completely left out, and have a box of their own now). But after a little organizing and re-organizing and a gentle push I manged to get all the important pieces in. And I also decided that I will not need get any new pieces soon. But how can I help it when all the drift-stores and such are full of pretty things? Ha! I have a solution!
I will buy pretty pieces to work-purposes only for a while (please ignore the fact that many "work" pieces have moved from my working table into my bathroom drawer), and choose only those I will definitely use. Does this work? I must say I am pretty proud of myself as I have used many of my latest finds (and some pretty stuff my sister gave me too), and my jewelry box hasn't gained anything new. 
I have made some keyrings and a cat-pin (see little fish in the collars, very 1999 and Tenerife, thanks Sis!), and some happy phone cozies too:
...and I still have many, many pretty beads left. A very happy magpie here wishes you a lovely Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

12 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh we all know about your 'bling thing' Mia! ;)
Well done on being so restrained and in using up some little bits and pieces in your gorgeous new makes. :)
Happy (sunny, woohoo!) Thursday,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hi Vivienne,

I thought you might know what I was talking about :)

Have a lovely day! I wish the sunshine continues!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Hello my dear Mia, I always love your bling and your upcycling! Your new box is so pretty and so very you ;0)
Well I am nearly packed and ready to leave tomorrow. Just 2 more sleeps and I will be a Mother in Law! Speak soon and have a lovely weekend when we get there.
Jane x

Mia said...

Hello dear Jane,

I am so excited for you, the best of the best for all of you! We'll be watching the Olympic opening ceremony here tomorrow, and I'll be thinking of you!

Wonderful and sunny weekend!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

HI my friend, Long time no commenting for me! Love all your bling and new Jewel Box, have fun filling it!!! Love all your new creations too.
I will be watching the Olympics too, can't wait.
Enjoy, xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Hello dear Robin,

Welcome back :) I wish you've had great time! I have been sooooo lazy blogger this summer, I must apologize, but I am sure when autumn comes I'll improve!

Have a great weekend, and happy Olympics-watching, that's on the menu here!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous jewellery box, Mia! I especially love the colour ;) You can fill it with magpie treasure now! Your little makes are sooo adorable.
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Helen x

Anne said...

What a find--- I love all of the little compartments for your treasures. (and it is soooo you, Mia)

Happy weekend and opening of the Olympics!
Happy creating.....

Anne
PC22

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

I loved the color too, and when I saw it in -40% sale I literally run to the counter, I had to have it! And I also needed one, all my jewelry was all over the house and I never used any as I couldn't locate just what I wanted :)

Lovely weekend and sunshine from us (really!!)!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Anne,

I am a big fan of all sort of boxes so this was a must-buy :)

I wish you lovely weekend, and happy Olympics-watching at yours too! We'll talk soon again!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Hi Mia! Your new box is so perfect for all your cute bling blings! I love your new cat things and with the fish is the best! I wish you wonderful weekend! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

And thank you! I like those fish too, and I have an another cat in mind already...

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia