Another post today - oh wow! My mom just gave me these buttons! I had mentioned to someone before that I knew my grandmother had bunches of buttons, but didn't know where they ended up. My mom found some of them. I made her a bracelet with a scottie dog button from Fusion Beads, (because Scottie Dogs are her favorite things!) and she said she had some more scottie dog buttons somewhere. Here they are! The scottie dogs are from Maine, the hearts are Japanese buttons, and the union jacks are actually from the UK, because they are marked 20 p (which means 20p, or 20 pence to us). You may have to click the photo to see the detail in the scottie dog buttons - they are kind of light.
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!