Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday's Projects

After being gifted great stash of large vintage buttons I wanted to make some chokers using nothing but buttons. I made these two necklaces last night. I had to redo them a few times. Once when I was snipping the Beadalon as I was finishing I actually cut the main thread and had to start all over again.

The idea I had in mind turned out to be not mechanically possible but the results were pleasing anyway. I wanted the small buttons to be on the outside but it turned out that there was no way that the necklace would lay right. The necklace would actually turn itself over while you would wear it. (I did a small test drive for a few minutes in front of the mirror.) It didn't take long to find out that it wasn't going to work.  So they turned out to be necklaces that  perhaps have even more personality on the back side than the front. I don't see a problem with that. It's a pleasing design that the wearer will enjoy seeing  hanging even when not in use.
I  finished the ends with some tiny round stone beads that I purchased from  Crystal Penrod of Alaska Bead & Gem 

I 'd like to put them in Chartreuse's shop in downtown  Fairbanks. They feature recycled, upcycled fashions in their fun, quirky boutique that is a fresh addition to the city.


  1. Now these two necklaces can be found at the Chartreuse boutique.

  2. NOW I can comment! Great necklaces.

  3. I'm having button envy.

    Love the idea of turning them into chokers.

  4. These necklaces are gorgeous! I love the fact that they look just as good both sides and when not in use.


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