The button jewellery site has had a redesign – and as well as this there are new products, and a whole load of items at reduced prices in the sale section.
New in the accessories section are some button purses, made by Sharon of Bolsita Bags (she has a shop just up the road from where I live). Each one is a unique, one-off handmade item, crafted from a patchwork of fabric offcuts and decorated with vintage buttons.
I’ve also made a new type of button bracelet. Recently I started using some extra-strong plastic coated wire for my button necklaces so that they were more durable, and I’ve updated my button bracelet design to match these. The new chunky button bracelets look like this:
I still have some of the elastic button bracelets from my previous collection left over, and these are now in my button jewellery sale section – reduced to just £2.99, only while stocks last…
It took me years to work out how to make these button stud earrings without the buttons coming off, but I’ve finally cracked it with the right technique. I originally just made them on silver plated studs, but my sister, who has been road-testing them for me, needed solid sterling silver ones as she tends to leave the same pair of earrings in for months at a time, and this isn’t generally recommended for non-precious metals. So now they are available in two versions – silver plated, and sterling silver. The buttons are 9mm across.
The original pearly plastic stud button earrings are available in a variety of bright colours: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, hot pink and black. I’ve also made some stud button earrings in natural wood, which are very popular.
After I’d made these, I started experimenting with layering the little 8mm buttons with even smaller buttons, to form tiny collages. They are stitched together, and then stuck onto the earring posts. I’ve made several different designs, mostly with flower shaped buttons layered over the round ones, and one with tiny hearts (was having a cute-overload that day, I think…).