I love the idea of only using what you already have in your stash for challenges.  It makes me feel like I’m actually getting through my ridiculous collection of beads.

So, when Operation Tackle That Bead Stash showed up with this photo and a four day long challenge I was pretty excited:

I had a vintage key that i’d been planning on adding some crystals and some leftover lampworked flowers/buds/leaves to.  I’ve been goofing around with wirewrapping lately (weird for me, I know) so has been planning this piece.  Deadlines are really good for me…

The key is available for sale on my Etsy at