The sweet Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio hosted a Button Swap Blog Hop and today is the reveal! If you recall, my partner was Rebekah Payne; she makes gorgeous polymer clay goodies and you can find her blog here and her etsy store here! She sent me two buttons she made, and a button from her grandmother’s stash and a ceramic button. I knew I had to make something from the buttons she made – after all, they were so darn wonderful! I chose to use the red one first. I really love it so much; I walked around with it, letting it tell me what to do.
It came to be that it needs to be a bracelet because it’s on the smaller side and I wanted it to be the focal. After much futzing around, I came up with this design. I used black onyx rounds and some gorgeous red faceted rounds – I don’t know what they are, but they are some kind of gemstone and they are fantastic!
I had to figure out how to handle the button to make it the focal of the piece. I didn’t want to take away at all from the focal, so I inserted a piece of silver wire through the button holes, and created wrapped loops on the back of the piece. Is this what you would have done? I’d love some comments about this! I do have some other ideas for the other buttons, particularly the ceramic one and the rainbow one she made, but with my house being a torn apart mess right now, I’ll have to wait a bit to make anything else!
Thank you for visiting my Button Swap Blog post today! There are lots of people to visit, and it’s going to take you a while, so get going! Here’s a list to help you out! Thanks Cindy Wimmer for hosting this!
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