Well, for those who don't have buttons, you could buy a pack at your local craft/fabric/variety store or buy a shirt from a thrift store for cheap and cut off the buttons. Do either of you have an old shirt or jacket that's seen better days and could be sacrificed for it's buttons?
Hmmmmm...this challenge is turning into a challenge before it even gets started!
The bathroom is clean and here I am back to share my button piece!
I used black paracord to make a chain sinnet (monkey braid)bracelet. All of the attached plastic buttons are white with a black sunburst pattern except for a single black button with a red sunburst pattern in the center. If I was going to make it again, I would have added a small amount of chain on each end of the bracelet. I think this would make it easier to close the clasp as the braid is a little stiff on the ends which makes it hard to get it closed. It was fun to make and I very well may do some experimenting and refining of this design and list a few in my shop.
Meanwhile, this prototype will make a nice bracelet for me!
Last Edit: May 29, 2016 23:17:38 GMT -6 by DawninCal
My sister kept forgetting about the button box. I did have an idea for a design, but would have needed tiny buttons for it. My Barbies refused to give me theirs. Seriously, I'm not surprised I didn't come up with anything. I honestly don't do well with buttons, never did, even as a child I was not a button fan, so there's just nothing around here that's worth a jewelry design.
That's too funny. Today I was playing with my Little Big Shot lens to get a better close-up of a pendant. In a shell I still have some rough tourmaline beads which look really nice in close-up, so while I was at it, I grabbed some of them, too. There are also some foreign coins in that shell. I have no idea at all where they came from and why they are still there, BUT in between there was a button!!
I may be late, but hey, here's my entry ;-) The button is made after an Austrian 20 Kreuzer coin from 1826 with a Latin inscription that reads GAL.LOD.IL.REX.A.A. 1826 on one side of the double-headed eagle and HVN.BOH.LOMB.ET.VEN. on the other. As the "coin" doesn't have a back, I don't know who would be on the other side, but it would probably be Franz II. if it were an original coin.
The inscription means Hungariae, Bohemiae, Lombardiae et Venetiae, Galiciae, Lodomeriae, Ilyriae, Rex A.A. = King of Hungary, Bohemia, Lombardy and Venice, Galicia, Lodomeria, Illyria, Archduke of Austria.
I crocheted a bezel for it with a darker copper wire and tiny carnelian bead and teamed it up with a bronze ball chain because it's picking up the button's color.
Of course I googled and found other buttons like this one. Obviously this is no treasure, but it's vintage and although it's a button, it was fun digging a little
Sorry again for the big picture, I really need to ask the support about the resizing problems eventually.
Last Edit: Jun 9, 2016 11:04:44 GMT -6 by caeterle