I love scouring flea markets for materials and inspiration. When I travel, I try to find the local flea market in each city.
I recently went to the Alameda Point Antique & Collectibles Faire near San Francisco. It was a perfect warm sunny day in January with the Port of Oakland in the background and San Francisco in the distance over the bay.
Booths range from very professionally displayed shop-like stalls to get down and dirty dig through boxes of surprises. This market, held on the first Sunday of every month, is in a huge industrial parking lot and is so large I was there for 4 hours and did not even see all of the 800+ booths.
So many watches, so little time…
Here is an arrangement of the day’s flea market finds. I can’t wait to get started on some new jewelry projects with my treasure of antique goodies!