And then I finished off a pair of earrings made of another favorite material: salvaged tin; in this case a tin imprinted with a chewing gum logo and the name, "Chris," which had fallen to the ground, was run over and flattened by a car and then rusted for a few seasons until I found it. There's no amount of faux antiquing that can reproduce the authentic look of this one. I papered the back with text from a 1913 edition of The Modern Priscilla and added a pretty red glass bead and some steel findings of my own design.
I'm thankful for found objects, you see. They provoke thoughts of use and abandonment, also wastefulness, but they give us a second chance when we can wear them for personal adornment.
Abbie is thankful, too.
We wish all a peaceful holiday with ample opportunities to appreciate good fortune and love our abundant planetary home and fellow Earthlings.