This year, the most anxiously awaited present in our house was a metal detector that my eldest added to her wish list. She has a deep and passionate certainty that she’s going to uncover buried treasure within minutes of it’s arrival. Unfortunately, Santa didn’t manage to fit it into his sleigh, so the post-holiday period has been spent with noses pressed to the window hoping for the postman to arrive.
Yesterday, was the big day. Having spent a small fortune on batteries and deciphered the German-only instructions, we were finally awarded with a steady beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep that’s going to ring in my ears for the next six months. Within minutes, the intrepid explorer was able to detect a cast iron gate, a metal drain cover and the zipper on her boot. After further practice, she began to locate a selection of tiny objects hidden under the gravel and soil. Many of them were these:
Tiny springs that used to hold my clothes pegs together. Luckily, I had been on Pinterest recently and spotted this link, which (apparently) originally connected to Estate2’s Etsy Shop. So we got started.
We added a bead, and then foraged through a stash of broken jewellery, and 5 minutes later we had this sweet creation.