I was partnered up with the wonderful Peggy Johnson of The Charm Barn and Willow Bridge Bend Bead Shop and Boutique. Peggy sent me some wonderful traditional style shank buttons in white. Each of the four has a different design, which lends a different feel to the buttons.
Let me apologize in advance for the picture quality, as I don't feel the pictures give the buttons the credit they deserve. My camera died on me (guess it's time to replace) and the camera on my phone isn't the best.
This first picture is of 3 of the 4 buttons. I cannot show the finished design with these - yet - as it will be a gift to my mother for Mother's Day (and I know she reads my blog). The picture just doesn't do justice to the beauty of these beads. The large square one has a very interesting texture that the camera just couldn't capture.
This picture is of the finished bracelet that I created with the fourth button. This button reminded me of a sand dollar so I knew that I wanted to use it in a beach inspired piece. I decided to keep the bracelet simple with some simple stringing techniques and a handmade clasp by Melinda Orr. I am super happy with how this piece turned out. It allows the button to be the star accented by the gemstone chips.
Grab a cup of coffee and some quiet time and visit all of the other participants in the hop. And a very Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there reading this :)
Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.
Much Love ~