Monday, March 23, 2009

Buttons are addictive as beads


I can see that buttons collecting is addictive as collecting beads. I recently came into a collection of old buttons. There are all kinds, wood, shell, plastic, and metal.

I had so much fun looking at them all and trying to figure out a few ring combinations.




Wooden Button Mother of Pearl Brass Ring

The first ring I made was with this old wooden button. Don't you love the texture and patina of the wood?

I put a carved mother of pearl button on top that has a starburst pattern. I also added 3 tiny brass beads just for fun.

The ring is on a darkened brass base and is adjustable from size 5 to size 7. Available in my Etsy shop.

9 comments:

Tia said...

So cute! I can see that a lot of interesting things are going to come from this new button stash!

michele said...

Lovely and yes they are just as addicting, my friend has five tins of buttons from her mom which date back to the 1930's they are all so beautiful. She gave me a few to use in my jewelry creations.

Jessica Marie said...

oh man i am so addicted to buttons too. the ring is just too cute!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Your ring is cute. Love all your buttons. Just what you need another collection. LOL

WendyB said...

I used to collect buttons as a kid.

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

I make button stuff too. I have jars and jars of wonderful ones that my grandma left me. Check out my Etsy store www.designandredeign.etsy.com . Is there anything one elusive button you are looking for. I would love to share. Come visit me sometimes.

Danielle

robinharudori said...

ooh that ring is cute! oh gosh if i even started with buttons i can't imagine what kind of collecting mess i'd get into haha

Bead Up said...

Beautiful button ring! Inspiring!

SendingLoveGallery said...

I'm a button addict too! love your ring : )