Thursday, May 20, 2010

Button necklace

I have been so inspired by all the talented crafters out there in Blog world that I have decided to join you.  While I'm not anywhere near as talented as the other blogers, I hope I can create a few presentable things for my house.  I have a few projects started, but as most things in my house, they aren't finished yet!  


ok, here goes my first craft project post...


I have TONS of old buttons and am always trying to think of creative ways to use them so when I saw a necklace made from buttons at my local bead shop, Panda's Crossing, I knew I had to have one!  Since I'm WAY to impatient to wait for the next class, I begged Donna to show me how to make it immediately!  She gave me a crash course, which is basically all it takes since this is SO easy!  I went home, dug out my box of buttons, some wire and made this...



After learning a few tricks, I tried again...

Here is a close up of the buttons...complete with part of my cat's feet!  She thinks she is supposed to be in every picture I take!

Now I just have to go in search of the perfect outfit to wear it with!  

Since I had the buttons and the wire to make these, the only cost to me was the cord and clasp which were only a few dollars.  I'm going to try some different things with this idea and will share those if WHEN I get them complete.  So dig out those buttons you have buried in a closet and get creative!

I have linked up to House of Hepworths go over there to check out her awesome projects!

Check out these other Shabby projects at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Linking up to Frugal & Fabulous Design's Fab Friday party--go check out her awesome Mosaic Mirror!


And...the Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming  UPDATE: My first post was featured by Stephanie this week...I feel so honored since her blog is one of my favorites!  Go check out all the other cool projects...go on...you know you don't want to mop that kitchen floor right now!

11 comments:

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Those are really cute! I love their colorful chunkiness! You must have a huge stash of buttons and I'm jealous. I have some necklaces made of French style rosettes, come check them out. Oh, and welcome back!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really like your necklaces, especially that second one. Those colors are so perfect for summer. And I so do the "craft first, outfit second" thing too. :)
Soooo pretty!
(And thanks for the link on the sidebar - that is super sweet of you!)

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

What a fun idea - I love it!

Thank you for linking up to the party this week.

www.FrugalFabulousDesign.com

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

I love this!!!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Gorgeous necklace. Love the lt blues and green - gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Amy! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring your necklace today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you again next week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

These are gorgeous! I love them!

Anonymous said...

Your necklace is adorable. My mom bought me one a few years ago but it goes the entire length on multiple strings. After wearing it awhile it tends to kink up and starts to choke me. :( I would love to have more details on how you made it. Did you use multiple pieces of wire or is it just one piece? Curiously is killing me. I love the pastel colored one. I bet you will look awesome wearing it.
Way to go on starting a blog.
Thanks,
Jodie
Jodie_Nichols@hotmail.com

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