BTW and Handmade Buttons

by Cindy on April 11, 2012

I’m sliding in, just in time to share a Bead Table Wednesday post.  I would have posted sooner, but I worked hard on staying focused (and offline!).  I have been gathering  up a selection of beads, with a few projects in mind.  These bead color palettes are very different, but they have one thing in common:  vintage buttons.

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Now I’d like to showcase the work of two of the participants in the upcoming Button Swap!  Both of these artists work with polymer clay and have created their own handmade buttons with beautiful detail.  I love seeing all of the buttons being made out there – each button is unique.

First up we have my friend Laurel Steven’s work.  You can see more of her polymer clay pieces and many other creative endeavors on her blog, Rue’s Daftique.  Her buttons, finished jewelry, and tutorials can be found in her Etsy shop here.

Next I’d like to share the work of Line Labrecque.  You can see more of Line’s work by visiting her blog, Play Sculpt Live – now ins’t that a great blog name?  Really sums up the important things! 🙂

I’ll be heading to Bead Fest in a couple days and I’m looking forward to meeting up with some jewelry friends and meeting some in-person for the first time! Will report back when I can. 🙂

– Cindy

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana P. April 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Can’t wait til this weekend!!! Also, some of my ceramic buttons are coming out of the kiln tomorrow. I hope Erin likes them!

Patti Vanderbloemen April 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Beautiful designs are about to happen, judging from your first two pictures! Have a great time at Bead Fest!!! jealous!!!!!

patty April 12, 2012 at 6:40 am

Oh what fun TAKE PICTURES!!! : )

LeAnn April 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

The handmade buttons are wonderful and as you probably know I have quite a fondness for them. Then there are your fantastic rhinestone buttons! I am imagining the elegant special dress that they must have come from. I think that is one of the reasons I like vintage buttons. You get to imagine and make up a story about where they came from. Enjoy Bead Fest!

Tracy April 12, 2012 at 7:40 am

Such gorgeous beads – and the buttons – Wow! Incredible artistry. Have a super time at Bead Fest! Can’t wait to see your pics.

Antiquity Travelers April 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

Love the buttons (as you know 🙂 … and love those vintage ones! So wish I were going to beadfest – what fun. Take pictures!

kim April 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Beautiful photos and beads-n-buttons. Milwaukee is getting close for me!! Have fun at your beadfest!! We hopefully are visiting a flea market in MO so I will be button and junk jewelry shopping!

cat kerr April 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m such a goober..I thought I left a comment on this post…then I thought maybe I didnt…oh dear,I think I may be loosing it…perhaps all the amazing classes coming up at ArtBliss has me spinning..heehee.

The handmade buttons are Beautiful!!!Wow!!

Lupe Meter April 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Wow, these are beautiful PC buttons!! What an awesome job! Love them all! 8) Have fun at the Beadfest!!

Shelby April 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I’m the same way, if I really have a goal to meet, I gotta stay away from my computer! Time just slips away from me at the computer!
I’m gonna check out those shops! Such beautiful buttons!
Have fun at BeadFest, I’m heading that way tomorrow, but only for a day trip!

Sharon Misuraco April 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Cindy, I think your color palettes are just beautiful! I kept saying”OH, Oh, Oh,” as i scrolled down. Please show what you did what all of that gorgeousness!

Cynthia@OrnamentalStyle April 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Your color palettes are so luscious. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

CINDY WIMMER MUSE April 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Hi Cindy,
All those buttons are so beautiful. I do like the vintage ones, the little white roses at the top were the same buttons that were on a short sleeve button up white collar blouse my mom wore in the sixties. Now I dont know that is what they came from (a white blouse?) but they look just like the ones on my mom’s.
Have fun this weekend

Laura Twiford April 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Love the components you have paired up, such a beautiful vintage colection, very inspirational! It was great to visit with you at beadfest, just wish we had so much more time to talk! This summer maybe.

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