Great Grandma's Buttons ~ 52 Earrings: week 11

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When Anke upped the challenge for the 52 Earrings group this week to using Spring as our theme for our next earrings, I knew right away I wanted to make a pair of earrings to coordinate with my Butterfly Dreams necklace I made for the Bead Soup Party.

Butterfly Dreams

I started out by sculpting a few flower designs, but all of them met the same end... and were smushed. I just wasn't in the sculpting mood. I dug through my box of molds and found one I had made a long time ago, but had never used. It was a simple flower button. And what made it even better was it was a mold from one of my Great Grandma's buttons. In my button stash I found two mother-of-pearl buttons that were also her's. How perfect! First the necklace made with her butterfly buttons (that I'd been hording for ages!) and now more buttons to make coordinating earrings! I cast my new buttons in a dark pink clay and gave them each a shabby white patina. And then I paired them up with the mother-of-pearl buttons, peacock pearls, and antique brass.

And here they are!
Cute and spring-y and the perfect pair of earrings to wear with my necklace!

Check out the Flickr pool here to see what everyone else mixed up for week eleven.

See you next week with another pair!

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  1. Beautiful! Lovely blog; I'm a new follower!
    Anne ♥♥

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the buttons! And the rosy pink is perfect.

  3. Just found you on Pinterest, lovely work. Can you show the back of the button earrings to show how they are anchored. Thanks