... button blog hop

... show and tell is set for today! Cindy Wimmer did a fantastic job of organsing us all - thanks Cindy for getting all our creative juices going. My button buddy was the seriously creative muse, Lorelei Hill-Eurto.

A beautifully package box arrived with an assortment of buttons - all in various shapes, styles, colour and style. I have had these buttons sitting at my workbench for some time thinking of how I could use them in a style of jewellery I would wear.
Colour is a big factor in how I create my jewellery, so I decided to make some hand made beads using silvered glass which would show metallic properties and hopefully tie in all the buttons. I love these gorgeous little brass buttons - I used them as 'dangles' on these metallic blue swirl earrings.

... Button Charm bracelet with Golden leaf dangle

... same bracelet- different view
I used the rest of the buttons (with the exception of the glazed stoneware button) in this rustic charm bracelet. I added similar metallic scroll beads to those I used in the earrings to tie in both pieces - the beautiful handmade toggle was included in a recent exchange and suited this project perfectly!
... sad irony - left the best for last and paid the price!
Of all the buttons that Lorelei sent me, the handmade ceramic button was my favourite. It's rustic feel and look appealed to me straight away - so I decided that i would learn to make one of these ....... (which are all the rage at the moment) I made some small beads to match and started my project - sadly, I did not get time to finish this as I had an accident at the torch and burnt my hand. I didn't quite have enough small beads to finish the project, but I'm sure you can use a little creative visualisation, you can almost see the finished item.

Thank you Lorelei for being my button buddy! Your creative style has made me push my own envelope to make something totally 'out of my box' ...

Below is a list of all the other players - pop in on them and have a look that their fabulous creations! For all the mum's taking part - have a great day and enjoy "Mother's Day" ......

 Alice Peterson  and Kim Bender
Angie Blasingame
and Billi R.S. Rothove
Billi R.S. Rothove
and Angie Blasingame
Birgitta Lejonklou
and Pam Farren
Bonnie Coursolle
and Tania Hagen
Brenda Salzano
and Hope Smitherman
Cat Kerr
and Heather Powers
Cece Cornier
and Jeannie Dukic
Celeste Thurston
and Christine Damm
Christine Damm
and Celeste Thurston
Christine Stonefield
and Dana James
Cilla Watkins
and Lori Bowring Michaud
Cindy Wimmer
and Mimi Gardner
Cynthia Machata
and Julia Johnson
Cynthia Riggs
and Lori Finney
Dana James
and Christine Stonefield
Diana Ptaszynski
and Erin Prais-Hintz
Emma Thomas
and Rebecca Anderson
Erin Prais-Hintz
and Diana Ptaszynski
Erin Siegel
and Sharon Borsavage
Heather Powers
and Cat Kerr
Holly Westfall
and Sally Russick
Hope Smitherman
and Brenda Salzano
Jayne Capps
and Kim Dworak
Jeannie Dukic
and Cece Cornier
Jenna Meyers
and Kristi Harrison
Jenna Tomalka
and Karen McKillip
Jenny Davies Reazor
and Sandi Volpe
Julia Johnson
and Cynthia Machata
Kalaya Steede
and Kylie Dickman
Karen McKillip
and Jenna Tomalka  Karen Mitchell and Renetha Stanziano
Karla Morgen
and Mary Govaars
Kay Thomerson
and Shannon Chomanczuk
Kim Ballor
and Laurel Steven
Kim Bender
and Alice Peterson
Kim Dworak
and Jayne Capps
Kim Roberts
and Partner unable to participate at this time.
Kristi Harrison
and Jenna Meyers
Kylie Dickman
and Kalaya Steede
Kym Hunter
and Lynda Moseley
Laurel Steven
and Kim Ballor
Linda Djokic
and Patty Gasparino
Line Labrecque
and Teri Baskett
Liz DeLuca
and Lorelei Eurto
Lorelei Eurto
and Liz DeLuca
Lori Anderson
and Niky Sayers
Lori Bowring Michaud
and Cilla Watkins
Lori Finney
and Cynthia Riggs
Lynda Moseley
and Kym Hunter
Marianna Boylan
and Tracy Statler
Mary Govaars
and Karla Morgen
Mary Harding
and Stacie Florer
Maureen Baranov
and Tracy Bell
Melissa Martin
and Theresa Fosdick
Michelle Hardy
and Peggy Johnson
Mimi Gardner
and Cindy Wimmer
Nicole Valentine Rimmer
and Niki Meiners
Niki Meiners
and Nicole Valentine Rimmer
Niky Sayers
and Lori Anderson
Pam Farren
and Birgitta Lejonklou
* Pam Ferarri and Stefanie Teufel (will share their reveal on a later date)
Patty Gasparino
and Linda Djokic
Peggy Johnson
and Michelle Hardy
Rebecca Anderson
and Emma Thomas
Rebekah Payne
and Sue Kennedy
Renetha Stanziano
and Karen Mitchell
Rose Binoya
and Shanti Johnson
Sally Russick
and Holly Westfall
Sandi Volpe
and Jenny Davies Reazor
Shannon Chomanczuk
and Kay Thomerson
Shanti Johnson
and Rose Binoya
Sharon Borsavage
and Erin Siegel
Shirley Moore
and Veralynne Malone
Stacie Florer
and Mary Harding
* Stefanie Teufel and Pam Ferarri (will share their reveal on a later date)
Sue Hamel
and Terry Carter
Sue Kennedy
and Rebekah Payne
Tania Hagen
and Bonnie Coursolle
Tania Spivey
and Teresa Gagne
Teresa Gagne
and Tania Spivey
Teri Baskett
and Line Labrecque
Terry Carter
and Sue Hamel
Theresa Fosdick
and Melissa Martin
Tracy Bell
and Maureen Baranov
Tracy Statler
and Marianna Boylan
Veralynne Malone
and Shirley Moore


Cece Cormier said...

Like that charm bracelet. Do show the outcome of the last piece because that is an awesome ceramic button.

BahamaDawn said...

Your finished bracelet is awesome, and i can see the second one is going to be equally beautiful!

brenda Salzano said...

Very pretty! and so sorry you burnt your hand!!! That last piece when you finish is going to be my fav. Love the glass beads that you chose to match the ceramic button. Fabulous! Put some aloe vera juice from the leaves on it!

Shirley said...

I'm so sorry you got burnt! That will be a wonderful bracelet when it's finished! I have a hard time with non-matching earrings, but I could see me wearing those. And I love charm bracelets, and yours is awesome!!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

wow - some amazing buttons to work with! and that you did! all are just beautiful, but I do really love that last one ... love the color, the rustic feel ... stunning

Kim said...

I love the buttons you got, and the beads you made for the earrings are beautiful. I love what you did with them!

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you burned your hand at the torch - I do hope you heal from that quickly & then show us your finished bracelet - it looks beautiful already!
I love what you did with the variety of buttons you received! The silvered glass earrings are just so pretty - you chose the perfect color glass to bring out that metallic sheen & I love them! And that button charm bracelet is right up my alley! It is such a stunning piece with all sorts of colors and buttons everywhere - I would be totally distracted and would want to admire it if I saw it on! Thanks for participating in the button swap - your designs are all so imaginative and beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I love the dangles that don't match! Great earrings. The button bracelet looks fun to wear, must jingle nicely. Thanks for sharing!

CraftyHope said...

I'm so sorry to hear you burned your hand. I hope it's not too badly injured as your beads are simply beautiful!
I really like all three of the pieces you created (or are creating. . .whatever) and when I try to decide which is my favorite, my brain pulls me to one and then another without making a decision. Ha! In any case, your design are really fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh my I love ALL of these, but especially the charm bracelet. I earrings are so fun and love the beads you paired with them

Julia said...

I'm sorry to hear that you burned your hand, but I'm glad to know that you had so much fun with this challenge despite the accident <3 What I can see so far is absolutely lovely-- I especially love those earrings and the dangling bracelet-- both are the perfect combination of beauty and whimsy :)

Thanks for sharing with all of us~

*~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

KayzKreationz said...

Both pieces are very nice, but I really like the button charm bracelet. Can't wait to see what you started with making your own beads to match the other button.