I have been so inspired by buttons in jewelry lately. I just can't get enough! It's that perfect element of adding Old to something New- and the outcome is always so fun and unique! I am listing 4 new pieces using buttons, in my shop this morning. I need to try to get my hands on some more one-of-a-kind decorative buttons like the ones I used in the bracelets. The Burgundy button came from an etsy shop : ForsytheCompanyStore and the floral metal button, I think came from someone that participated in the swap. I wish I knew who! Leave a comment if you gave me this button! So if any of your see any suppliers that have cute etched shell, mother-of-pearl, or metal buttons that you think I might like, please let me know!
LORELEI, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU JUST POSTED YOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW PCS WITH THE BUTTONS! I JUST FINISHED A NECKLACE WITH A BUTTON IN IT LAST NIGHT, THAT'S THE FIRST BUTTON I'VE EVER USED IN MY JEWELRY! I'LL POST A PHOTO OVER THE WEEKEND. I WAS INSPIRED BY RUTH RAE'S BLOG WHICH FEATURES A FREE PROJECT ON A BUTTON BRACELET.ReplyDelete
ONCE AGAIN, GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!
Lorelei I love love love that burgandy one. EEEkkk... that color is just so fantastic. I wish I could get glass in that shade. Lovely button designs!ReplyDelete
All of our great minds are thinking alike! Do I have buttons?? I collect buttonboxes-- they call out to me from fleamarkets and yard sales! The etched shell ones are all antiques--but eBay has lots of them for sale. I have a couple of articles on interesting connections for buttons, let me know if you want a copy.ReplyDelete
I'm digging those button earrings!ReplyDelete
Ack! I love all of these! Especially the first pair of earrings! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Must go check your shop . . .ReplyDelete
Thank you Everyone!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kristin! I see you nabbed the purple Dainty's! :)
Hmmm, seems to me you just won Erin's giveaway! Is there a conspiracy? And..isn't that Erin's leaf on the bracelet???? Anyway, congratulations, Erin! You've won a gorgeous creation!ReplyDelete
Wow Lorelei, you are on a ROLL!ReplyDelete
You do have a way with buttons and metal. I love the new stuff your making. A vacation really got your creativity flowing...hahaha!ReplyDelete
Happy first day of spring to you.
Bring on the warm weather and the flowers.
Love, love, LOVE the earrings Lorelei! Nice work and happy spring!ReplyDelete
Thanks Rosanne. Happy Spring to you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jamie!!
I really appreciate your input! Thanks for stopping in!
What a unique and exquisite way to showcase buttons in earrings. I love buttons, but most designs that I've seen tend towards the "cutesy" which isn't my style. Fabulous work. I have a pair of Celtic buttons from Creative Impressions in Clay that I haven't know what to do with. I'm feeling inspired now:)ReplyDelete
Lorelei - I know it's always best if you can find true vintage, but I've found some really pretty etched shell buttons at Joann's. It's a brand called LaMode and it says Vintage Circa 1860-1900.ReplyDelete
I love the purple bracelet.ReplyDelete