On the days where I can’t seem to get my op shop groove going, I head to the jewellery section. Most op shops have a pretty decent mix of necklaces, bracelets and if you’re lucky; a few brooches.
In particular, the glass counters at small op shops are a goldmine – I always get a little intimidated at those counters and pay and leave without getting a good look, but maybe I should stop speeding off and start having conversations with the op shop staff.
So here’s a few of my favourite jewellery finds from over the years:
The brooch on the left is made up of a mix of watercolor, bark and dried flowers. It was amongst one of the op shopping adventures that made me realise what there was out there. Unfortunately the op shop I bought it from (Good Sammies Cannington) no longer exists.
I think I bought both of these at the same time and they work really well together
Ever since buying these two, I’ve been on the lookout for nice gold bangles
When it comes to second hand, a few missing beads or jewels isn’t necessarily a bad thing – I think it adds a bit of character.