Monday, November 7, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop=BUTTONS

While sipping on Pumpkin Spice coffee with the outside temperature staying at 50 degree or below, it's easy to tell that fall is in the air with winter following close behind. This brings on the November Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop!  Check out Julie McGuffee's site to find out the details on a terrific giveaway -- Two sets of Sizzlets alphabet dies complete with the Sizzix Sidekick machine!  November 15th is the day to find out who will be the lucky owner of the giveaway!  Don't delay!  While you're looking over Julie's website, you'll find the Flip-Pal Challenge coming up on November 15th!  Fantastic little portable scanner that selected Designers will show different ways they have used the scanner.

With getting items ready for our Family Community Education (FCE) Christmas Cottage, I thought I'd share an altered project.  Easy to complete with sometimes dramatic results. I LOVE collecting buttons, new & old alike.  With my love of jewelry, I'm always on the lookout for "different" ways to create with found objects & the like.  While buttons aren't exactly "found" objects (depends on how hard you have to look for them if you didn't put them BACK in their rightful spot) they are the perfect medium to create earrings!  Buttons come in ALL sizes, colors, and shapes; their uses are endless.

The shanks were cut off to make the button flush to mount on a stud earring finding.  The button was adhered with Beacon Adhevises Quick-Grip glue.  Wha La, that's it!  Well, other than presenting them to sell at our FCE Christmas Cottage!  The mother-of-pearl earrings are elegant enouth be worn with an evening dress while the other shown can easily be worn with blue jeans!  Buttons aren't just for your clothes any longer!

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Candice Windham said...

Cool! Love these, Ronnie!

Einat Kessler said...

Your buttons are so pretty. I love the suttle but interesting look and the colors are just perfect!

Anonymous said...

So cute, Ronnie! You could use these earrings with the card I made on my blog! LOL!

Happy Holidays!
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Debra Quartermain said...

Such a fun idea! So cute!