Friday, March 2, 2012

Button Pins

Button Pins

I love to experiment with different mediums.  Because I love to sew, like so many others, I love buttons.  Over the years I have collected a lot of buttons.  You look at them and say what the heck can I do with these little gems.  Well, I also love to wear pins, or as my friends call them "broches"... LOL!!! They always tease me about my "broches"... Anyways, I love them.  I'm not a jewelry person, but love to wear pins.  So these are made from a bunch of buttons I had in my sewing box.  I tried using jewelry glue, but found out that it not only smelled really bad, but it didn't work the way I wanted it to.  About the same time I was making these, my sister-in-law was making bridesmaid bouquets out of buttons for her future daughter-in-law.  She also tried using jewelry glue and found that a glue gun worked much better.  I had to agree.  The glue gun worked perfectly.  I purchased the findings from the internet and now I have a host of button pins that I love to wear.

Button Bouquets

This is very similar to the bouquet that my sister-in-law made.  They were just gorgeous.  Her daughter-in-law had inherited massive amounts of buttons from her grandmother.  So this was a nice way of honoring her grandmother and using those beautiful buttons.

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