Today I'm talking about Boomerang Craft. But not the craft of making and adorning boomerangs.
I'm talking about those little creations that you send out into the world ( wisely or not) and come back to you after a time in mysterious ways.
For example, when I was living in Sydney I found a necklace I had made in a shop in King St. Newtown. It was a piece I had made and sold in another shop in the same street several years earlier. When I asked about it the shop lady said she had bought it at Bondi markets. The good news was that she asked for more of my jewellery and I scored a new stockist!
Back in Melbourne I found these earrings I had made over 7 years ago in Brunswick Salvos.
I bought them and now wear them all the time!
I made this mosaic trivet in the mid 90's. I'm not sure were it went after I made it. I think I gave it to an opshop years ago, but just last week I found it on the shelf in Brunswick Savers! I also bought it back because it was only $2.99...BARGAIN!And what I consider to be the best Boomerang story concerns the brooch pictured on my friends jacket. It was sold in one of my Melbourne stockists about 7 years ago .
But, the unfortunate brooch (is it a hippo?, is it a chimp?, no it's a hip-chimp) was found by my friend while she was sorting donated goods for the Brotherhood Op-shop were she worked.
Yes, it was in the skip, still on it's card (so no mistaking it's mine) and found by my friend.
It was a particularly Bad brooch so no hard feelings previous owner.
Do you have a boomerang craft story? Did it have a happy ending ?