Wednesday, June 8, 2011

a great set of buttons

I listed my newest button embellished bracelet this week.

It's available here.  I absolutely love this set of buttons.  I've had them for a couple years.  I knew that I wanted to make a button embellished bracelet like this.  But it took me a long time to decide what color or color combination I wanted to use for the base.  I kept leaning toward white or cream to contrast with the colored buttons.  I wanted to include the white buttons, though, which would have disappeared against a light background.  I'm not sure when it struck me that I should try black.  It worked perfectly!  I love the contrast.

I'm planning to make a Fourth of July/patriotic themed button embellished bracelet next.  As always, if you have other suggestions, let me know.  I have a wide variety of colors already currently available in my shop here, but new color combination suggestions are always welcome.

This was supposed to be my last new listing from Iowa.  However, the closing date for our new place got pushed back to sometime next week so I will probably get at least one more up here early next week.  Stay tuned.


  1. I really, really like that black background. Never underestimate it! Those buttons are so cute too!

  2. The black fits perfectly with the colored beads!

  3. I agree that the black works perfectly!

  4. I too agree that the black is perfect. Did you add them after the base was done? How do you find the time, you obviously love your hobby!

  5. I really love those colors!

  6. Thanks so much ladies! I'm so glad that others agree that the black works well.

    Re, yep, I created a right angle weave base and then added the buttons. My biggest "secret" if you can call it that to finding time to beads is that I don't watch a lot of TV. When I do watch TV, I'm almost always working on something.


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