Skip to main content

Haberdashery Blog Hop

Melissa Trudinger, of Bead Recipes, is hosting a haberdashery blog hop today!  I had signed up, and that was in addition to the COM for AJE I had to do, and the Toltec Chicklets Blog Hop that's tomorrow, and being in the midst of Bead Fest prep!  So needless to say, I had a hard time coming up with anything!  Luckily I already had some pieces I made that incorporated my love of buttons!  I can remember playing with the jars of buttons that my grandmother would keep - she was quite a seamstress!

 This is made with my chicklet beads, and a great flower button and indonesian glass.

 Another chicklet/flower button combo - with indonesian glass as well!

 Finally, a piece I made with a beautiful thistle button and glass pearls. 

Please check out what everyone else made, and thank you Melissa for hosting a fun hop. 

Melissa Trudinger (Our Host)                

Ann Schroeder                                       

Tammy Adams                                      

Amanda Wacasey                                 

Dolores Raml                                          

Divya N                                                   

Michelle McCarthy                               

DiYana Brooks                                       

Robin Kae Reed                                     

Andrea Glick                                          

Karin Grosset Grange                           

Mitzie Crider                                          

Janine Lucas                                            <-- font="" on="" post="" sunday="" will="">

Rosantia Petkova                                 

Susan Kennedy   (you are here!)        

Leithleach Alainn Seodra                    

Kathleen Breeding                                

Shiraz Biggie                                          

Chris Eisenberg                                     

Heather Richter                                    

Lennis Carrier                                        

Rebecca Anderson                               

Jenny Kyrlach                                         

Rita Toltec Jewels                                

Mischelle Fanucci                                 

Karen Mitchell                                       

Carol Briody                                           

Karla Morgan                                        

Carolyn Lawson                                    

Lori Anderson                                        

Jami Shipp                                              

Lili Krist                                                   

Evelyn Shelby                                         

Raissa de Guzman                                

Niky Sayers                                            

Keren Panthaki                                      


Anonymous said…
Lovely buttons Sue, they make such fantastic clasps don't they! Thank you for joining in with my blog hop!
Niky Sayers said…
I love your designs, especially the second bracelet, your beads are just so very beautiful and the colours are amazing!
Alice said…
Three lovely pieces! Those chicklets are darling.
Tammy Adams said…
Love those chicklet beads! You have some great buttons to use for your jewelry and created fun bracelets.
Kepi said…
Beautiful bracelets, the button clasps are a perfect combination . I need to get some of those chicklets !
Buttons made great clasps and yours all look fantastic!
Anonymous said…
I love your color combinations and your chicklets! Using nature themed buttons with the glass flowers was a really great idea.
Divya N said…
I love the piece with the bali button - its a combination of such different styles
Karin G said…
.I love your chicklets and they make great bracelets with the buttons
I just love your Chicklet beads Sue! they are such sweet, sweet beads!
Gloria Allen said…
All are beautiful pieces but the first triple is my Fav. well done
Sharyl said…
Love your chicklet beads, the buttons, and your bracelet designs, Susan! I think you can let this serve for at least 2 of your blog hops! :-)

Thanks for creating such fun beads so all the rest of us can also create! ~Sharyl
(Visiting from the Chicklet Blog Hop)
Janine said…
Lovely pieces, especially your first bracelet.
Hi Sue:
You made some pretty bracelets. You used some nice buttons. My favorite is the three strand bracelet with your Chiclets and the Indonesian glass. The colors work so well together.
Dolores Raml said…
Gorgeous bracelets, really love the chicklet beads and how you used them.
kmorgan said…
The button clasps are wonderful! I love the chicklets but I think my favorite is the last bracelet. It's so hard to choose a favorite since I really like them all! :)
Lori Anderson said…
I love your button clasps!
bairozan said…
I love the combos of the chicklet and glass beads with the big and unique buttons as clasps! Beautiful!
Lilik Kristiani said…
Gorgeous colors and lovely finishing result =)

Popular posts from this blog

Art Elements February Theme Challenge - Birds of Prey

Cathy Mendola chose Birds of Prey for the theme this month, and it's a pretty awesome theme. You are going to see some amazing work by my team members and the guests who have participated this month! I had plans of doing more than I did, as indicated by the purchases I made for the projects I had in my head. However, I have been doing some work in my house, so whenever time permitted, meaning after work and weekend hours, we were pretty much doing the room renovations. One of them is going to be my study/studio, and I seem to be foiled at every move by trying to get some work tables. So I have only one small project to show you this month.  But first, the purchases!

This first Bali carved owl totem I got from fifirosedesigns on etsy - I wanted to make a mold and make my own cabochon to use in a necklace. However, I really did get around to doing that. So, I purchased the owl heads below.

These owl head cabochons are from ArtisticVariations84 on etsy - they are just fantastic, but …

January Art Elements Theme Challenge - Moon

Lindsay Starr chose moon as the theme for the AE Design Challenge this month! Great choice, Lindsay! I knew I had a pendant from Vincent and Nooma from Inviciti that I wanted to use, and I have some moon face polymer clay cabochons I had made a while ago, so I was all set!

First, I used the pendant to create a simple necklace. I haven't strung beads in a very long time, and being that I enjoy simple designs for myself, I set out to find the perfect red beads. I chose faceted red jade from Golden Age Beads.  I also spied some other beads I really want, but am basically on a buying freeze so....maybe another time! I separated the red jade beads with some cute titanium spacers I had picked up at a bead show a long time ago, and I highlighted the pendant with some gold alcohol ink to make the moon show up better!

The second piece I made was influenced by Game of Thrones. Late to the party as ever, I just started watching it. I'm on Season 3 Finale - I use it as a carrot to make my…