Come see what I made...
Gaea tied in the center, and two ceramic pendants from Birgitta Lejonklou.
Gaea), large-hole ceramic rondelles (from Michael's—I love how the glaze mimics the look of shallow sea waters), chocolate pearls, carnelian discs, mother-of-pearl chips, and a few scattered brass beads and bead caps.
The next piece I created uses the glass button Sue made for me. This one was a real challenge. You know me and blue—we don't always get along! And green—well, green is blue's best friend... and best friends stick together, so green doesn't always like me either. But I reeeally wanted to make something with this button... and I wanted to do it justice too. After a few retries here's what I came up with, and I have to say I'm super pleased with it!
And I did the same thing for the beads, but only on one end. I really love the ruffly, airy look it added. This bracelet is such a fun one to wear!
And for my third design, it was my little girl, Pepper that inspired me...
And so, when I got a little Scottie button from Sue that was super special. The button belonged to Sue's grandmother who was Scottish, and she loved Scotties. My mom's side of the family is from Scotland too, so that made it even more special. And here's what I made...
Plaid and Scotties go together perfectly! I used four strands of the fabric from Pepper's bed and made a braid for the band and stitched the little Scottie on in the middle. My second ever fiber design! I love it!
And here's how I did the closure—knots on each end wrapped with wire and a hook clasp.
I showed it to Pepper when I finished and I think she recognized it as her "old" bed, and she looked a little confused... she probably would have liked to make it puffier!! :-)
And there you have it—three designs with three fabulous buttons! The blue flower is next on my to-do list... Go see what Sue made with the buttons from me here!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping!