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.

7 comments:

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!
~Lana~

Von said...

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

Barbara said...

Amazing!!

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: http://beadlust.blogspot.com

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