Button Jewelry at the Expo!

comments (9) October 2nd, 2008     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Crochet Button Necklace.
Bakelite Button Bracelet
Crochet Button Necklace.

Crochet Button Necklace.

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I'm at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Chantilly, VA, this week. After a busy day setting up our booth (pictures to follow soon), we had a yummy dinner at Bob O's and a 4:00 am fire alarm (that nearly scared me to death). Today was the first day of the Expo, and Gail (my designer friend) and I were raring to go. We were busy meeting people, networking, and selling patterns. In between chatting with people, I had an opportunity to do some people watching. Among all the crafty stuff I saw, here are two of my favorite button beauties.

The first is a crocheted button necklace. The lovely woman that was wearing this necklace was kind enough to let me take a picture, explaining that she made it herself from a pattern that she had gotten a long time ago. I love the combination of crochet and the use of buttons. If you want to try it yourself, check out these easy-to-follow instructions

Then I saw a wonderful bracelet made from antique Bakelite buttons. After seeing these two pieces of jewelry, I think I'm going to take a second look at my own button collections, what about you?

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TN_A_C_GIRL writes: I love the bracelet. Do you think the base is crochet then the stacked buttons are attached?
Posted: 10:38 am on June 3rd
digibudi writes: That's one of the prettiest button/crochet necklaces I've seen in a long time! Great job, great idea too!
Posted: 6:19 am on November 4th
bisbisous writes: I really love the neclace, just beautiful.
Posted: 5:50 am on October 31st
sigridsoto writes: NIce
Posted: 3:06 am on October 12th
trusk4u writes: I've seen button jewelry before, but never like this! The crochet necklace is beautiful!!
Posted: 1:45 pm on October 9th
JenniferStern writes: ArtByMAR--When you do dig those buttons out, be sure to show us what you come up with. We would love to see how you transform your stash into a new treasure!
Posted: 11:57 am on October 6th
JenniferStern writes: Jen, I definitely know what you mean, there was something wonderful about the woman who let me take that picture...I wish she had let me put her face in too because she was as amazing as the necklace!
Posted: 11:54 am on October 6th
ArtByMAR writes: Those are great. I have a large stash of old buttons from my Mom and Grandmother. I will have to dig them out!
Posted: 6:46 am on October 5th
Jen1964 writes: I'm speechless! ... yes I'd wear it,... maybe I'm silly, but it reminds me of the essence of the native American work. It's something a person should probably make for herself, or for someone who's courage in life spills over to their clothes a bit. Remember how the headdresses were made for someone heroic in the tribe, and everybody donated feathers? It's like that a bit. Only this is about the women who do so much, and survive so well. That's what it says to me.
Posted: 10:36 am on October 4th
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