Now that I am involved in the UK Create and Craft channel, I have dived straight back into what I started off doing way back when and that is design jewelry. This time I have immersed myself back in my button collection using these colorful little objects in jewelry making.
Having done a show on using vintage buttons in paper crafts and Christmas decorations, we are now going to go one step further in the next show and use buttons in jewelry making.
Yes, I know all very exciting especially for those button lovers out there and something no one could possibly live without !! As I know how incredibly tantalising this is for you all, I have decided to give you a preview into one of the items I have made for the show... (calm ladies and get your brown paper bags ready for any possible hyperventilate at the very thought)
I took out my Bead board as its always easier when doing multiple rows to organise yourself with one of these, pulled out a few buttons that I planned to use and together with some beading wire and vintage pearlised seed beads I got started.....
I decided to use glass buttons and have intervals of beads between as not too use too many buttons as being glass the piece tends to get too heavy.
I found some loose crystal beads that I had saved from broken parts of necklaces and added these too.
After doing three rows of different lengths I finished the piece off using a toggle clasp.
This is the end result.. easy to do and makes a statement dont you think?
Now for all your jewelry makers, button collectors or anyone who wants to pass the time doing something creative tune into Ideal Home Channel, Create and Craft on 8th September live at 4pm.
If you are in the USA and cannot view the channel then keep checking this site as I will post the link to the show . It is going to be jam packed with all different jewery using buttons so don't miss it.