Sunday, 4 January 2009

Buttons!

Here's a craft I don't do alot of, beading but using buttons. Whipped this necklace up last night while chatting with my mum.

I had seen something similar at a fair. It fits well, not too bad for a first attempt!

Wonder if I can include that as a finish for January?

EDIT: It doesn't make the one project a month challenge guidelines but it's still my first crafty finish for 2009!

EDIT NO. 2: Keep an eye out as I'll be putting together a tutorial for this soon!

30 comments:

Priscilla said...

Oh, I do like that! How do you get the buttons to sit so nice and flat?

Sandi said...

Very nice, Jo. I saw someone making them at a craft & quilt show too, and thought - must make one of those one day. Yours is just lovely.

Debs said...

What a wonderful whipup and definitely finished in January, Debs.

Julie said...

Thats so pretty. Not bad for a first go. I was also wondering how you get them to sit flat.

Annie said...

definitely a yes - love to finish something quick!!

Katie said...

Hi Jo, Fantasic way to use those buttons :) Where did you find out how to do this (love to know. Love the colours, so wearable

Tracey said...

Wonderful,
Have a great year

Chookyblue...... said...

very nice........

Amanda said...

That's a corker of a necklace Jo, simple and original. I have the same question as Priscilla - plus, what sort of a clasp have you used?

Catherine said...

Very stylish!! Looks like a finish to me! Cathyx

Isabella said...

OK now we want a tutorial, looks good Jo.

wonderwoman said...

i love the way you say you whipped it up - that would take me ages - it looks absolutely amazing!

xxx

May Britt said...

This is beautiful. You have to make a tutorial how to do it. I have so many buttons.

Jan said...

Just gorgeous, Jo. Pat yourself on the back for making something so gorgeous - and finishing it so early in the year.

Kerri said...

Great necklace. I have seen them around and you pay alot of money for them. Well done

Rose said...

Great job Jo! I love that, Im obsessed with buttons.....they are defintley a weakness of mine!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That's beautiful Jo! I agree, we need a tutorial!!!

Lucy x

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Of course you can...why not!!! It looks great Jo.

Julie said...

It is very cute! If I made one I am sure it would look ridiculous.

julia said...

Oh my, Jo, it's GORGEOUS!!! I have to learn how to do beading with buttons {lol, sounds like a titel of a tutorial} - I have so many vintage white buttons, they were perfect for that ;o).
Hugs, Julia

Cybele's patch said...

Wow, that looks very nice. And you did this just while you were chatting?

Robyn said...

Hey JO...that's really a neat idea!
Thanks for stoppin by...I know what you mean about mroe time sewing and less time 'puting...LOL...oh what a dilemma :D
Happy Sewing to us!!
Rob xx

Robyn said...

PS I really love your new header!! :D

Maree said...

Gorgeous JO...looking forward to your Tutorial...Thanks.
cheers

Leanne said...

Very cute and multi tasking as well chatting and crafting.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It's beautiful...I don't wear a lot of jewelery, but that is something I'd wear a lot...any chance for a tutorial :o)

Kathy said...

Now that's cute! :-)
I'm not really a jewellery kind of girl (odd for a girl who's last name is Jewell), but that's gorgeous.
Cheers, Kathy

itching for stitching said...

Oh this is lovely Jo - you have done a great job. Very creative!!

Renee said...

the button necklace looks great - I love the colours you chose.

Stina said...

Jo ... I love it!!! Buttons...they are the best!!! So glad you liked my little wallhanging... I am finally back in blogland and trying to keep up what you all have been up to...
ahhh...so much have been done just in 10 days while I have been away!! :o)