Friday, November 16, 2012

Button, button, who's got the button?!

Thanks to Mod Podge Rocks, I was made aware this morning that it is . . . wait for it . . .

National Button Day!!
And this is how I'm celebrating . . .
This just arrived in the mail yesterday, a cookie tin full of old buttons I bought off e-Bay.
If you've been paying attention, you know that I've been making jewelry out of old buttons. Like this pendant necklace made from vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, vintage crystals and faux pearls, hanging from organza ribbon.
Or this bracelet made with super cool vintage brass buttons. (Not sure I can give this one up!)

And I'm probably getting a little carried away. I'm even making Christmas button necklaces and earrings.
As I started running out of buttons, I turned to my dear friend, Mr. e-Bay. Comfort me Mr. e-Bay. Let me know there is more junk out there for me. 
And as usual, Mr. e-Bay was happy to satisfy my needs. Ahhh, if only the rest of my life were this simple. 
First I have to sort my buttons by color.

Beautiful shades of blue. Something really beachy is gonna come out of this pile, huh!
Holy mother-of-pearl! These could adorn a bride's wrist as she walks down the aisle.
Pretty in pink!
Happy National Button Day, friends! Time to get my craft on!
I'm sharing my button obsession with these beautiful blogs!


  1. Great ideas! I love the necklace with the mother of pearl buttons. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Coleen. Glad you found me. I just got back from your blog and I'm your latest email subscriber.

  2. Oh Peggy Hi, I am Peggy too legally Margaret. So you are a "Button Floozie." You need to check out my Button Floozie button on my blog and join up with us. We have swaps every so often and that is a great way to experience different types of buttons. I use my buttons for jewelry, cards and many different things. will get your there.

    1. Holy MOP you have a lot of buttons! Thanks for stopping by. I just became your latest follower. I guess I am becoming a Button Floozie. Nice to meet another Peggy/Margaret Button Floozie!

  3. When I was a little girl I loved to play in my moms button jar. I would sort them and pretty soon I had familes, the big buttons of course were the mom and dad. Pretty sure none of my kids ever played with my jar of buttons.


    1. Thanks, Bliss, for stopping by checkin' me out. I don't know what it is about buttons. I get pretty giddy over 'em. I'm working on new anklet designs for the summer!

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