Saturday, 30 July 2011

Behind the Scenes

I know things have been quiet on here for a while but there has been alot of work going on behind the scenes.  Not least working on some buttons for Jumble Jelly here is a sneak preview of some of what I have been working on
An assortment of shank style buttons that can be used in all manner of ways.  They can be added to a hand sewn purse or bag, they could become a clasp on a necklace or bracelet, the centre for a crochet flower... the list goes on.  Indeed they would also make a beautiful addition to any craft stash to await that 'perfect project'.   I am working on some larger shank style buttons and two holed buttons.

I have also been working on different ways in which I can use my beads to make accessories and came up with these lovely bag charms

They are the perfect way to bring colour to a bag that needs a spruce up.  These are a great way to use odd beads that don't necessarily want to become a necklace or bracelet.  While thinking along the lines of using up odd beads I came with lapel pins

These are my first attempts but I have plenty more pins to use.  I have been looking around for something to dress up a red jacket I have got so I think I'll put red and white glass out next to my torch to work on during my next session.

So, better get posting some bag charms on my Etsy shop which is also looking very neglected.  Then its a quick freshen up and off to our friends' BBQ to celebrate their 40th birthdays!