My blog post about using buttons from my grandmother’s button box was inspired by a Facebook friend who sent me the following message:
Do you make any jewelry with buttons? If so, could I commission you to make six sets of something with a button collection I’ve had since childhood?
I accepted the challenge. Since my friend wasn’t sure that all of her sisters have pierced ears, she requested necklaces. Inspired by this tutorial, I came up with the prototype below, using shell buttons from my grandmother’s collection.
|Close-up. The crystals on the sides are from a broken necklace that belonged to my grandmother.|
Finally, I was ready to begin work on my commission. Here are five of the six button clusters I created, using wooden beads and copper findings in addition to the buttons. Since my Facebook friend also reads this blog, I am omitting the picture of her necklace, which incorporates Swarovski crystals along with the buttons and copper findings.