Isn't it funny how you can buy something so insignificant that at the time it's just a little something extra. No reason to think that it will become almost a part of you. Such was the case when I purchased a keyring sometime in the mid 80's!
Molly and I had been doing a round of thrift store shopping and I spotted the keyring in a display case. I think at the time they wanted something like $3.00 for it and I can remember debating whether or not to buy it.
It was just really "talking" to me so I decided to plunk down my three bucks and make it mine. The reason I had noticed it was the turquoise colored beads and the fact that because of its size it wouldn't get lost in my purse.
It was probably handmade by someone....it had a silver heart-shaped concho with long black leather strands and turquoise and silver beads. I loved it.
Well, that keyring has been with me ever since! I have not lost it and in fact the only reason I am telling you about it now is because one of the leather pieces finally broke the other day. Darn!! You would think a keyring would last a little while and not break after only 20 plus years!!
And I guess it may go on for another 20 years because I got the brilliant idea to just buy some leather strips and some new beads and give it an overhaul.
That's exactly what I did yesterday. Here are the old tattered remains and the new refurbished keyring....
I like the purple, green and grey beads that I chose for the new look. Wonder what places I will go with this keyring??