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I collect…

secondhand cowboy boots. I now own five pairs! My black lizard Noconas with embroidered tops were just $28; Pete’s Tony Lama kickers a mere $12.  I have truly appalling fashion sense, but these always make me feel dressed up…

I collect…

Swarovski crystal beads. I adore the sharpness of their facets and the clarity of the lead crystal. My collection includes a wide selection of contemporary beads, as well as a few treasured strands from  the 1940s  (White Givre and Starlight, in case anyone’s interested).

Jewellery making is my passion, and I love the creative aspect of it.   All my pieces are made with precious metal wire and crystal beads – here’s a sterling silver bridesmaid bracelet that I made for Vanessa’s wedding last year…

I collect…

fossils. We don’t have many, but the highlights of our collection are this large ammonite fossil, 65 – 400 million years old…

…and this mammoth’s tooth – a gift from my little sister.  True to form, she haggled down the archaeologist who excavated it.  If you’d like to see a truly amazing fossil collection, please have a look at the photos from our visit to the Somerville Museum in rural NSW.

I collect…

Muppet memorabilia.  As a long time fan, I was pretty excited when the original tv series was released on DVD!  My sons have grown up watching it, much to the amusement of their peers.

Are you a collector too?  If so, I’d love to know what your passion is!

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