Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Consumer

Reader's Exchange: She'd like to create and design jewelry, but first she needs supplies

In this tough economy, many people are looking for ways to make extra money. That is the case for Nancy of Clearwater. She would like to start a second business designing and creating jewelry. She is looking for old costume jewelry that can be taken apart and made into new items. She's also looking for things like broken pieces, single earrings, buttons and old wind-up clocks or watches, as she will use the gears in her jewelry designs. If you can help Nancy, please call her at (727) 449-9808.

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Bill of St. Petersburg loves to play the piano and enjoys making music with others who sing and play other instruments. Bill is looking for a cassette recorder to tape these jam sessions, one that is capable of piano and vocal recordings and is not too heavy or cumbersome. If you can help Bill, please call him at (727) 687-2356.

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Donna is an art teacher at J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey. She is always looking for materials to use for projects in her class, and she is hoping that someone out there will have some art materials, both expected and unexpected, to donate to her class. She says she and her students would be extremely grateful. Donna can be reached by phone at (727) 774-9325 or via email at [email protected]

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Does anyone out there have sheet music of the oldies that you are not using? If so, Jan of Largo would love to take it off your hands. Jan is also looking for senior men and women who play an instrument or sing and would enjoy joining others in entertaining at nursing homes. Jan can be reached at (727) 595-0815.

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Can anyone help a starving artist find something for her favorite 4-year-old boy? Meg of Clearwater has been searching all the yard sales and thrift stores for a "Big Wheel" tricycle, to no avail. Meg has the boy (her nephew) two to four days a week, and she would love to be able to take him around the neighborhood. Meg says that color and condition are not important, as she is pretty handy and very determined. If you can help Meg, please call her at (727) 474-3371.

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Gary of Valrico has about 500 paperback books that are looking for a good home. The genres are mystery, adventure, detective, etc. Some of the authors include John D. MacDonald, Alistair MacLean, Mickey Spillane, Harold Robbins and Lawrence Sanders. The books are in 10 boxes, ready to be picked up. You can take all of them or just some of them. Gary also has some hardcover books if you are interested. Gary can be reached at (813) 684-1203. Leave a message if no one answers.

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