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.