An obsession with fruit

I've always had a thing for fruit.  Paintings, fabric, etc.. - our home is filled with images of pineapples, pears and oranges.  So, it's probably not a surprise that I adore fruit jewelry.   I discovered plastic fruit beads at B'Sue's and bought 3 or 4 bags worth.  Don't believe me?  Here's the proof:

A quart jar of fruity goodness.

A quart jar of fruity goodness.

They didn't stay in the jar for long.   I had made a resin spoon of Carmen Miranda, but she needed way more fruit that the few pieces included in the spoon.  Here's she is in all her tutti-frutti fabulousness:

Ey ey.... ey ey... have you ever been to the tropics?

Ey ey.... ey ey... have you ever been to the tropics?

I didn't stop at Carmen.  Who doesn't need a convertible charm bracelet/necklace covered in plastic fruit?  

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