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Sarahbobera

Sarahbobera
Date Joined: April 23, 2014
Last Online: September 23, 2014
Birthday: September 28, 1972
Country: United States
Etsy wish list
Jewelry I make
Jewelry making inspiration
Vintage button jewelry ideas
Vintage objects repurposed jewelry ideas

About Me

I'm 41, I live in California, born and raised and still love it, actually, I have a 14yo boy, 3 dogs that I adore, and I am lucky enough to live down the street from my parents (who will be married 45 years this year!).

I am on Pinterest daily, the internet is so much fun. I love Etsy, shopping mostly but toying with the idea of selling my jewelry, mostly because I have to buy furniture just to store everything I've made and continue to make!

I love to hand write letters. I only recently started doing this again with pen pals but it's so satisfying and really interesting what flows when you start to write, even more so than typing an email.

I love all kinds of crafts...paper, painting, coloring, doodling, upcycling, but especially making jewelry using vintage pieces. My kiddo is into art and we do lots of projects together, he is even my greatest junking partner...he has a great eye.

I love the thrill of the find at thrift stores or flea markets. It's such a great feeling to uncover a diamond in the rough, or find something that inspires me to turn it into something super cool.

I collect lots of things: vintage anything: buttons, ephemera, jewelry, scotties, poodles, cookie cutters.

I don't know much about gardening, but it recently decided to do something about what I call "the dirt pile" in our small yard. I planted a few things, so,let's see how that goes.

Favorite Crafts

Upcycling and recycling anything but especially jewelry. My profile pic is just one of the many things I make with buttons! Fun earrings.

Watercolors, Doodling, Mixed media, Collage, Paper crafts, Xmas crafts: ornaments, decor, Doing anything with buttons!

Favorite Movies

Documentaries, Comedies, Romance,

Favorite Television

The Daily Show, Trashy real housewives, The Good Wife, Parenthood, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, New Girl

Stuff I collect and love

Anything scotty dog, Anything poodle, Vintage cookbooks, Vintage paper: post cards, paper dolls, book pages, maps, BUTTONS! Esp shank, I've made dozens and dozens of button charm bracelets. Turquoise and teal vintage kitchenware, Broken bits of anything I can make into jewelry (I repair missing rhinestones), Charms, not cheapy new stuff, or anything that has a hole or a place to put a jump ring so I can make it a charm, Old keys, Vintage cookie cutters, Cameos, Vintage jewelry findings, Pretty paper, Stickers, Old advertising, Fun pens and colored pencils, Depression glass, carnival glass, salt shakers, flatware, cruets, especially divided dishes, baking tins (use for my jewelry supplies), aprons... Broken jewelry...seriously....when I see a jar of broken jewelry at a flea market, I grab it so fast!! And anything fleur de lis, preferably vintage, but new is good, stickers, stamps, frames, pins, anything.

Vintage is always best..hankies, towels, embroidery samplers, tablecloths, aprons, wooden spools, metal thimbles, old clip or screw back earrings, even singles.

Fave colors: my eye is always drawn to turquoise, aqua, teal, greens, blues...I also like orange and yellow, pinks and purples are ok, but not bright colors. Metal colors...any and all.

No thank you

Anything religious, Hello kitty, Cat things, Disney anything, Barbie anything, Dollar store stuff, And if you smoke in your house, please do not send things from inside your home, I will just have to throw it away.

Ratings

jbehling rated for Antique Store Nearby? on Nov 18, 2014
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Comment: You've not answered my messages, and have not logged on for quite sometime. I really dislike giving 1's, and am willing to change it if you'll respond.
sassafrass rated for TSJ: Bejewelled on Nov 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful necklaces, and the great little vintage buttons and other little bits. I love everything! <3
Vorkat rated for Thriftstore Find - Profile/September on Oct 1, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you!
sassafrass rated for TSJ: Paper Goodies on Sep 24, 2014
5
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Comment: Many thanks for another great swap from you! I love everything!
sassafrass rated for TSJ: Scavenger Hunt on Sep 24, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you so much Sarah for all the great goodies you sent! I love all the paper goodies and notecards and especially the Canada book :D Thanks for being a great partner!
tatrchips rated for Pass It On # 2 USA on Aug 23, 2014
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taledo rated for Priority Flat Rate Bubble Mailer Swap on Aug 20, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank You very much. I love everything you sent!
scrapingd rated for Scavanger Hunt - August on Aug 20, 2014
5
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donetta rated for VC: Send Something Pink on Aug 19, 2014
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Comment: Why, Sarah...what an astounding package of gorgeousness you sent to me! Not only the sweetest of perfectly pink items, but (omg!) that enormous bag of super beads and components! I love it all! And btw, you live in the place I moved from...I'm a San Jose girl from way, way back. My kids went to Leigh HS; we lived in the Leigh and Blossom Hill area. I feel like I'm at a reunion! XXX
lovetherain rated for TSJ: Flat surprise on Aug 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the "flat" surprises! The notecards will definitely come in handy, and the book is really cool. I'd like to use the pages in collage (if I can bring my self to tear them out!). Not quite sure what I'll do with the spoons. Maybe pass them on to a friend who collects them. Thanks again!
samsstuff rated for Thriftstore Find -August (edited) on Aug 8, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the great finds!
luluvision rated for Summer Scavenger Necklace on Aug 2, 2014
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Comment: Love the necklace Sarah! The salt shaker! What a great idea! You have such a clever head! I also enjoyed your upcycled packaging!! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you like it! It's a little message and treasure in a bottle for you!
wildiris4466 rated for Pen Pal Party! July 2014 on Aug 1, 2014
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Comment: speechless! 5 hearts for you!
Response: Enjoy! 😄
spicemom rated for Fill My Jar of Happiness #4 on Jul 31, 2014
5
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Comment: Hi Sarah I love the quotes thank u Spicemom
Response: Glad it finally arrived!
Juliagolia87 rated for What's in my Mailbox: Cupcakes! on Jul 30, 2014
5
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Comment: Loved it all!
Response: Cupcakes are fun! Enjoy!
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Comment: Thank you so much! What an awesome swap you sent me! I'm in heaven!! heheh I love everything SO MUCH! The Paprika the spoons the charms, coins, pins the card and the book of Insults by Shakespeare!!! Love it all so much! I wish I could give you 500 hearts!! <3 <3 <3 Happy Swapping!!!
Response: Yay! I was worried I wasn't doing enough, I'm so glad you are happy with it!
5
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Comment: If I could give you hundreds of hearts, I would. Such great vintage items!! You are quite the shopper. Your jewelry you make is so unique and quite beautiful. You are one of the very best, if not the very best, swapper on swap-bot! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Harold also thought the items were super great as he has with all of your swaps with me. God Bless and Be Happy!!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything, I had a hard time STOPPING ....I see awesome stuff for you everywhere! We will meet again, my friend!
catcare rated for Thriftstore Find a challenge on Jul 26, 2014
5
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Comment: Super Swap, that is all I can say. You are the best Sarah!! Happy Swapping!! Have a fun and safe summer!!
Response: I have so much fun shopping for you! Thank you for being such a great swap friend.
shellyc rated for Earrings on Jul 24, 2014
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Comment: Hi Sarah, I'm so sorry I won't get to wear earrings made by you. I went to take a look at your designs and they look awesome! Nevertheless, thank you very, very much for sending a few pairs to me, I like them very much and would be able to wear them frequently! :D
Angeljewele rated for Scavenger Hunt - July on Jul 24, 2014
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies. I love the stamps and the earrings are so pretty. I also love the spoon.

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Comments

basykes on Jun 13, 2014:

So glad to know that someone agrees with me on Cali and Frisco!!! Thanks for your note.

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