Once upon a time, more precisely three years ago, I bought some buckles at a carboot sale.
I was confident then that they would be useful for something - mirror frames maybe? - but they turned out to be one of those things that you save for years and never use. However, as I was going through some missing bits in the house, I needed a fireguard. I have a few, made from different things, and this time I remembered the buckles. This is a typical fireguard, don't you think?
But it needs some improvement. I believe of all rubbish I bought at flea markets ten years ago, when I
had just started making miniatures, lacy plastic placemats were among
the most useful. It's easier to say what I have not used them for.
Then paint gold, to fit the environment.
And here it is!