Join me for a Button Swap Blog Hop!

by Cindy on March 20, 2012

Do you have jars full of buttons?

Do you head straight over to the button lady at the antiques shows?

Or maybe you collect handmade buttons just because they’re beautiful.

If you’re even remotely intrigued with BUTTONS, this Button Swap Blog Hop is calling your name!

Some of you may remember the Button Swap and Blog Hop by Michelle of Beads & Books last  year.  I checked in with Michelle and she wasn’t planning another for this year….and I have been wanting to host one for some time…so here it is!

Let’s have some fun swapping buttons and creating something new.  A little show and tell at the end is the icing on the cake.

Button Swap * Blog Hop

  • Sign ups are open from March 20 to March 25th. Anyone with a blog is welcome to join!  The Button Swap is open to international participants.  If you prefer not to ship internationally, please indicate this when signing up.  Simply leave a comment on this post to sign up.  Please be sure to provide your email in the sign-up form.

  • I will match up partners by March 30th.  Once you receive your partner, please feel free to contact them.  You can share preferences about buttons types if you wish.

  • Select four buttons for your blog partner and mail them by April 20th. What kind of buttons should you send?  Please choose four quality buttons – they do not need to be expensive.  It would be great if at least one was a “special” button in some way – maybe handmade, vintage, or one with a special meaning.  The buttons do not need to be a set.  I’ve posted a few examples in this post.  Once you receive your buttons, blogging about them is optional.

  • Create something with your buttons – you can use all of the buttons or just one.  Your finished piece should include at least one button from the swap.   You can think outside the box and make anything – it does not have to be jewelry!  I made an altered clipboard in the last button swap – you can see the reveal post here.

  • The Blog Hop will start on Sunday, May 13th, 2012.  *(This happens to be Mother’s Day…but it was just so hard to find the “perfect” date).   Please share your button swap creation, and the Swap participant link list on this date.   This date may seem far off, but there are many hops coming up and I also have a few personal deadlines between now and then.  This should give everyone plenty of time to participate.

    Any questions?  Please send me an email!

I’ve created a blog badge for the Button Swap Blog Hop.  Simply copy and paste and help me share the word about the Swap!  Please link to this original post so that all of the details can be found easily.


Here are just a few photos for inspiration ….

My ever-growing vintage & antique button collection

Ceramic button by Mary Harding

 Lampwork buttons by Kerry Bogert

Oh, just one more thing!  A little prize for one lucky participant!  I’ve gathered up a pretty selection of old mother of pearl buttons, just to say “thank you” for joining the Button Swap Blog Hop.  The winner will be randomly selected from the Swap participants and announced on the Blog Hop day.


*Just a note*  If you would like to continue getting updates on my blog posts, please sign up for the RSS feed or sign up for email updates – both can be found on the upper left side of my blog.  Google Friend Connect is no longer enabled on my blog since I use WordPress and that function was discontinued on non-Blogger blogs as of March 1st. I wouldn’t want to lose a single one of you if you were following my blog through Google Friend Connect.   Thank you SO very much. 🙂

 *Sign ups for the swap are now closed.  Thank you to all that joined in!*

 Thanks for stopping by today!

– Cindy

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeri Schneider March 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I missed this too, and it sounds so fun. I make fused glass buttons, colorful and quirky. Next time???

Dana lang April 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I’m so terribly sad that I’ve missed this!
I’m a new blogger but old button collector! I will definitely be keeping my eye on your blog and can’t wait to see all of the wonderful buttons and people taking part 🙂
Next time I most definitely be participating!

Marti May 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Oh! How did I miss this? I love vintage buttons and have a lot I could share! Hope to see this one some time in the future!

dorte September 8, 2012 at 1:52 am

awwwwwww loVe buttons, have so mayn my self, mostly collect white pale vintage button..I adore buttons, how could i miss this.. June 17, 2014 at 4:59 am

Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.

Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted
to say great blog!

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