Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's the big button swap reveal day!


Today is the day!  All of the button swappers in Michelle Mach's swap party are showing off our projects today!  I'm very excited to show you the buttons I received from my fabulous partner, Lody Steward, and share with you one of the pieces that I've made...so far.  The picture above has all the buttons EXCEPT for the one that I used first :-)



Ta-daaaaa!  Here it is:


It is a large pierced shank button in a bronze color that I decided to turn into a charm holder pendant.  I'm going to write up the instructions and share them with you in a couple of weeks...it's an easy project, and lots of fun.  Here's the finished necklace:


And here is a bracelet that Lody made, using a little antique steel-cut button that I sent to her as part of her new stash.  Isn't this cool?  I love using buttons as part of a clasp:


Here's a list of all the button swap partiers...hope more of you will join in next time!  Michelle reminded us to tell you that she is hosting a button giveaway, and any comment that you leave on any of these blogs will count as an entry, so get hopping ;-)

1. Cat - Boo Beads

2. Cindy - Sweet Bead Studio

3. Cory - Art with Moxie

4. Cyndi - Beading Arts

5. Dita - Alankarshilpa

6. Donna, Marti, and Michelle - Beads & Books

7. Erin - Treasures Found

8. Hope - Crafty Hope

9. Inca - Zerenity Design

10. Katrine - Army of Sock Monsters

11. Krista - French Elegant Jewelry

12. Kristie - Artisan Clay

13. Linda D. - Lutka and Co.

14. Linda L. - Linda's Bead Blog

15. Lody - Lody's Beadworks

16. Lori - Pretty Things

17. Loretta - Loretta's Boutique

18. Malin - Beading by Malin de Koning

19. Mary - MK's Creative Musings

20. Maryanne - Zingala's Workshop

21. Melinda - Melinda Orr Metal & Clay Jewelry Designs

22. Saskia - Perlendistel

23. Shannon - For My Sweet Daughter

24. Shirley - Beads and Bread

25. Stephanie - Confessions of a Bead Hoader

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31 comments:

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with your butons! Great job. I have never tried those leather bracelets before.
Shannon C

Pretty Things said...

HOW CLEVER! I really like that!

fishyfacedesigns said...

I love it, the necklace is cool art and I love the button closure on the bracelet! Buttons are such great finds!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out really cool. I love the way you used that button. It just looks like it would be a great charm holder.

Mandy said...

Love it Cyndi! I never think of a button except for a clasp, thanks for showing me otherwise!

Lutka And Co. said...

What a neat idea - to use the button as a charm holder! Nice!

Cory said...

Great idea on how to use the shank button..very original and pretty necklace.

CraftyHope said...

Cyndi!!! This is so great! I can't wait to see the tutorial for it. And look at that stash you've got left! Looks like someone could have some fun with all that ;)

Mary K. McGraw said...

Loved the idea of using the focal as a charm holder. Great idea. And Lody's bracelet is stunning.

Cynthia said...

Hmmmm, a charm holder - great idea!

SueBeads said...

Very cool! Love the bracelet your partner made too!

Kim said...

I love both of these! How smart to use your first button as a charm holder! I'm looking forward to finding out how you did it!

Linda Landig said...

What a cool use of your button. I never would have thought to use it as a charm holder. Way cool.

Inca said...

how cute ... like the way you made it a little pendant.

Bobbie said...

What fun! So much creativity to be inspired by every time there's a swap and a reveal!

Michelle Mach said...

How clever to make a charm holder with a button. Another idea I would never have thought of myself! I love the wrapped bracelet, too. I'm going to need to make one of those for myself!

Lody said...

What an absolute beauty necklace Cyndi! I love how you used the button...:)

Shirley said...

Well, Cyndi, that is just the coolest thing ever! Can't wait for the tut, cause I have a few buttons that would benefit from that idea!

Laurie said...

I love what you made! You got a lot of buttons to work with!

Steph L. said...

Great idea on the charm holder. Love your bracelet!

BooBeads said...

Really cool you changed your button in to a charm holder!

Loretta said...

Love the funky pendant. Great job. Would love to see your tutorial on how you created it.

alankarshilpa said...

Beautiful. I love the necklace and the button as a clasp too for the bracelet. I have used my button as a clasp too for the cuff I made. I love yours.

Carol said...

The button trade is awesome. . .so are the creations! Love a button closure. . .look forward to the button charm holder!

Artisan Clay said...

The charm holder is a great idea!

Kristen said...

All I can say is OH MY! that is gorgeous!

Perlendistel said...

oh that´s beautiful! It´s areally great idea!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Wow, you really thought out of the box for that lovely necklace! That is definitely a very unique pendant :D

And that bracelet is beautiful as well-I really would love to learn that technique!!

Malin de Koning said...

Oh you got some wonderful buttons there. And I love what you did with them. What an unusual pendant for the necklace. Very cool!

Bonnie said...

What a cool idea! I'll be watching for the tutorial for the button charm holder pendant. Thanks.

TesoriTrovati said...

I know... I am late to the party. I had not one moment to hop last week! I love that you used that as a charm holder. Clever! Thanks for sharing. This was fun. Enjoy the day!
Erin

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