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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Button Swap

Welcome to Button Swap. I found out about button swap wile visiting Michelle Mach's blog and couldn't wait to find out who I was paired up with. I knew just the right buttons from my stash to send.





Button Swap












I love buttons! I beg friends, family and clients to bring me buttons. I have jars of buttons and I have bought clothes from thrift stores just to cut the buttons off of them.

The task was to send your partner a minimum of 3 bottons.
The goal was to create at least one thing jewelry or not using at least 1 of the buttons.
I know exactly what this one will become

I have no idea what I want to do with these

I was paired up with Kristie of Artisan Clay to swap buttons with.
Kristie sent me 4 beautiful buttons.
I had an idea for one of the buttons almost immediately but I must admit I ran out of supplies and never made anything with that button. The other two buttons have sat on my table forever and I still don't know what I want to do with them. At first I said earrings but then I thought if I broke them up I could use them in 2 different projects.

Here is what I made with the shank button Kristie sent me.

The funny part of the whole thing is that when I first opened the box I thought to myself what the heck am I going to make with a shank button. I have never used a shank button in my jewelry before.


So I turned said button into a clasp for a monochromatic bracelet in the most beautiful blue color.
I wore this beauty to church a couple of weeks ago (yes I was finished early) and I am in love.
It is comfortable but has some weight behind it.
You know the kind of bracelet you know is still on your wrist.


Thank you for stopping by I hope you like what I made with my button.
~Shannon
Now please visit the other button swappers:

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 <---My partner

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 <---you are here

24. Shirley - Beads and Bread

25. Stephanie - Confessions of a Bead Hoader

34 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I love what you did Shannon, this is a great swap. So many swaps and hops so little time lol!!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out gorgeous. Even though I'm not a big fan of blue, I love what you did with that button. I'm surprised someone didn't try to buy it off you when you wore it.

Alice said...

What a lovely bracelet! The colors are just gorgeous!

Pretty Things said...

I love it! you did a fabulous job!!!!

Cory said...

Wow! I love what you did made with just one button. Love the color, it's a keeper.

Michelle Mach said...

It's beautiful! Love the colors and the wire-wrapping. I can't believe you hadn't used a shank button before--and how funny that it turned out to be the one you used for this project!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What great buttons you received and I love what you did with the shank button.

Lutka And Co. said...

Oh I love it! Nice and chunky, and the colors are beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Your bracelet turned out great!

Cyndi L said...

Love the colors! The bracelet sits so nicely on your wrist too...great job :-)

SueBeads said...

Very pretty! I see earrings with the sweet pair you received!

CraftyHope said...

That bracelet is FUN, fun, fun!! I adore what you did with the button. . .a shank button no less. I too have issues with shank buttons and am working to break out of that confinement. My partner sent me all shank buttons, so that really helped to challenge me as well.
In any case, I can't wait to see what you make with the other three buttons. No matter what, I know it will be spectacular!

Judy said...

Love it!! My favorite colors...the button is awesome!

Inca said...

How cute =)

Moags and Smeet said...

That is gorgeous. Love the colours.

Kristen said...

Oh Shannon you know I am in love once again with another of your stunning and whispering creations. (We have talked about how they talk to me right?) I will someday have one of these gorgeous babies for myself I swear it!!!
Your work really blows me away!

Shirley said...

What a beautiful bracelet! The colors and design are wonderful. Please post what you do with the rest of the buttons. Love your work!

Bobbie said...

I can see why you fell in love with it -- it's very, very pretty!

Steph L. said...

Really beautiful bracelet, I love the color!!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty! Makes me think of summer and fun!

Cindy said...

Shannon, you sure made an incredible piece with your button. I love the chunky design, that gorgeous blue color, and the button as a clasp/focal! No wonder you were inspired to work on it early on and are already wearing it out and about! :-)

BooBeads said...

And I do love what you made with your button!

Loretta said...

Love your bracelet. The colors are gorgeous. I can see you will have fun wearing this.

Carol said...

Very nice bracelet/colors really showcase the beautiful button!

Artisan Clay said...

Shannon! I love how you used the shank button. Your bracelet looks like a perfect match with denim too.....and I live in denim. The chunky natural stones are right up my alley too... Please let me know if you get around to the other buttons, I'd love to see what you do.

Holly said...

Shannon, coming to this party late, but I'm so loving your bracelet! It's gorgeous...blue is one of my favorite colors to create with :)

I LOVE color! said...

That bracelet is so clever the beads really set the button off. Be Blessed

Bonnie said...

I love the bracelet! Using the button for a clasp was a great idea.

alankarshilpa said...

Great choice. The bracelet came out gorgeous. I love those blue colors. Looking great on your wrist too. Must have gotten a lot of compliments.

Malin de Koning said...

Looks super fantastic! Love the monochromatic.

Sally said...

Shannon! This is such a beautiful bracelet! You did such a great job!! Looks beautiful on your wrist!

Kristi said...

You are so talented! It is beautiful!!

mitz said...

...i think we ave a keeper here.. great job..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

TesoriTrovati said...

I love what you did with that shank button, Shannon! That color blue is so faded, like your favorite pair of jeans (okay, maybe from the 80s but still!). And I quite like the new header and fresh look of your blog. It feels like spring in here.
Sorry I am late to the party. Last week was not a time to be hopping (unless you were a bunny! ;-). Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day! Erin