Thrift Store Shopping 101


Lesson Info


When I come into the goodwill I look at the jury section first and most of the jewelry in this section is going to be in cases not because it's expensive don't ever assume that just because it's behind glass and in this story that it's expensive so what do I look for when I come here I look for things like pearl necklaces for things like statement necklaces you could take the pearls apart and re so the beats on to something else so necklaces air great tio up cycle the beads and then also hearing hearings you can break apart and use the components to sew on two pillows to embellish cardigans all sorts of things but then it's just fun to find jewelry pieces that you might take home I really like enamel pens the's khun get kind of pricey and actually goodwill is a great place or any thrift store is a great place to look for things like this these are fun so they usually do a nice job of dividing things into color so just to give you an idea of what you've got by color another thing I real...

ly like our old watches you can take those apart and recycle the parts into all sorts of steampunk sorts of crafts and things like that so I'm looking at is really cool bracelets here and how these beads would be so fun to take apart and to sew on to other projects and then what I have also found is sometimes you can find some really special things in this section I found this collar that is super cool I don't think I could cut this up I think I would use that for sure so the necklace is there going to be in the cases but most of these displays have hearings and bracelets so but they're all sort of color coordinated so if you like green there's a green section I'm looking at these hearings here these are really fun to take apart especially if they're clip on earrings there glued on the back you could just pop the back off and then re glue these into something's another project and also broaches birches air so fun and if you don't wear broaches but you like what they have on them you just clip off the backs and you can add these into something else you can make a charm in the up cycle jewelry class that I have on create live we teach you how to make a charm my husband really likes ships he probably doesn't like approach though I guess this is really funny guns a gun charm bracelet that would be an interesting charm for a charm bracelet you just never know what you're going to find so if you're looking for a lot of jewelry to deconstruct and make into a different type of project a lot of times she will find jewelry lots inexpensively. So you can purchase one of these. They already pre sorted, and you get ten bucks worth of a ton of jewelry that you can use for all sorts of projects.

Class Description

For lots of folks, thrift stores are treasure troves, teeming with opportunities just waiting to be uncovered. For others, thrift stores are chaotic collections of junk that are best overlooked in favor of more organized outposts. For members of the latter camp, Blair Stocker has a transformative approach to thrifting that’ll completely upend the experience of being overwhelmed by secondhand shops.

In Thrift Store Shopping 101, Blair will teach you a systematic approach to scoring at the thrift store. Blair is personally and professionally committed to the art of upcycling and, over the years, has developed a tried and true approach finding salvageable goods in unlikely places. In this class, she’ll teach you how approach thrift store shopping so you stay organized, get great deals, and walk away with pieces you can add to your craft closet. You’ll get insider tips on the best days to shop and which departments carry the most sought after items.

Thrift Store Shopping 101 will transform the way you think about buying secondhand and help you navigate the Goodwill like a serious expert.


Carol Willyn Maple

I loved that the class gave me actionable ideas that I can use when I visit thrift stores. I shop for yarn and fabric for thrift stores, but had not thought of using clothes outside of their intended purposes.