A dear friend of mine had a bumper sticker on her car that read, "Easily distracted by bright, shiny objects." I can relate!
I have my mother-in-law to thank for most of this bounty. When she moved to Wales, she cleared out her house of 30+ years of accumulated stuff. This was a large zip bag full of costume and semi-precious jewelry, with some vintage pieces sprinkled in. Years ago, I don't think I realized what a "treasure trove" this would be for me. Now that I'm involved with jewelry design and mixed-media art, I can't wait to incorporate some of these things in into my artwork. Thanks, mom!