Thursday, July 26, 2012

Making a Glamour Necklace from a Button -I-

When we were delivering a button order the other day to Katja's Quilt Shoppe, she had a huge tub of buttons on their counter they were sorting through.  For someone such as me who loves to sew cannot resist running my hands through all those buttons and taking in all the fun shapes and colors.  I came across one that really caught my eye and came home with me that day.  I could visualize it remade with polymer into some beads.  This is the button and a mold I made from regular scrap clay .....

... and here are some beads that I made from that button:

And here is a necklace I made for myself (yes, you are seeing correctly -- this is a different color than the beads above -- I wanted a necklace to coordinate with a bracelet and earrings I already had.)  Now all I need is a special event to wear this too!

.... I later made some buttons with shanks from that same mold.  I applied mica powders to each one to create different color combinations.

We were at Katja's store again today and so decided to look through her tub of buttons again and found a lot more to play with.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Trip to the City -I-

We took a bit of time out today after the busy week with the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts show.  I do not get out much for shopping these days so Dave decided to treat me with a trip into the city and have breakfast out to start.  I managed to pick up some new sandals for myself as well as find some supplies and packaging for our clay pieces.

These boxes are perfect for packaging our "Forget-Me-Nots" dishes.  I took one along with me so we could find the right size.

We also delivered some new jewelry items to Katja's Quilt Shoppe in Kamloops.  Along with our brooch-pendants and earrings, they now have a selection of our quilt patterned rings, lapel pins and zipper charms.