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Monday, February 28, 2011

Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons

I have been hanging on to a stash of buttons for quite some time. I bought a bunch of them for another craft project...been so long ago, I don't really remember what the project was. So, this weekend when I went visiting all the Bead Soup Blogs, I saw something that inspired me to get all those buttons out and play. If you head on over to Lori Anderson's Blog, Pretty Things, you will see the cool button necklace she made with her soup. I decided to use her necklace to inspire me, and this is what I came up with.

It is very similar to Lori's piece. I used some silver tone chain I had on hand, and the vintage telephone wire my dad gave me soooooo many years ago. He acquired this wire back in the 70's when he was working for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. At the time, they were updating the telephone system and trashing all this wire. There were tons of it everywhere, and so my dad asked if he could take some. He was told to take as much as he wanted. He probably wishes he would have taken more, now that I've been using it to make jewelry.

One of my walking buddies was telling me just the other day about how she sees all they ladies at work with button necklaces and just loves them. I can't wait to show her what I came up with

Thank you, Lori, for the inspiration you gave me


  1. OMG I absolutely LOVE IT! I hope to see more of these from you!!!!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm on this button kick, too. I'm coordinating buttons into my wedding.

  3. Oh that is too cool! Bet your hands are sore from all that wire wrapping. I got lots of inspiration too. Great job!

  4. Love your colored wraps!! Great idea to spice up the buttons.