Saturday, June 03, 2006

Beaded Buttons

Sunday UPDATE: Jenna: That is a good question/comment. For the buttons I decorated -- there is a pin in the back. I wear them with sweaters & usually receive compliments. Some of my NANI GF's wore them on their coat collars. As for the Beaded Button Tutorial - those buttons look like they are functional. Beautiful addition to crazy quilts, bags, sweaters, etc. If I was a person who enjoyed knitting (or crochet?) -- that would be a button of choice for a garment or bag (closure). I thought the button would be a totally awesome accent on a stitching doo-thingie ... like a necessaire or pocket or something stitchie. Instead of a boring button -- use a covered button with left-over beads. I will have to wait for a sale on the covered button stuff & plan to give this a try. After the laundry/ironing & fetching Nicholas from work ... I'm going to stitch a house on the Game Board.

Found a link from Sharon's blog on Beaded Button Tutorial. I've never thought to decorate buttons like these -- I want to try this!

When I learned how to decorate buttons, I used these directions from Judy Hendrix. Results:
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There is a story behind these yellow buttons ... some of my NANI GF's know they like to misplace themselves & go on journeys!! LOL.


Lili said...

You made these buttons!?! I am impressed! They're jewels!

Jenna said...

Very nice tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I'm almost tempted to run upstairs and give this a try. ;) Question is, what do you do with them when you're done?

Lana said...

Wow! These are really pretty!

Von said...

Beautiful! And they look like so much fun to create. Thanks for the links, Lelia!! :)

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Cathy said...

Interesting looking buttons - very cool finish!

I stitched two squares last night - have to post a picture yet.

Robin said...

Love your buttons (and the colors)! Thanks for posting them and the link to the tutorial.

If you're interested in another way to make beaded buttons, I posted a tutorial on my blog on June 19 and 20. Plus there are some other button related posts before and after those two.

The url is:


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