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Too many buttons.

 
 
Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:00 pm
Over the years I've managed to acquire a large supply of buttons, mostly the very small ones, and I have been trying to think of what they could be used for, apart from simply handing them into the Op Shops. Even if I did that, I suspect they would not find a new home quickly. After all, apart from sewing them all onto a garment, like I saw once, in the UK, where they celebrated the Button King and Button Queen. The garments they wore were smothered in buttons. I can't see me doing anything like that. I'm keeping the larger ones because I have more use for them, but those very small ones that are around half an inch in diameter or under are the ones that I'd like to find something usefull to do with them. Any ideas?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:05 pm
@drillersmum,
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PO61ljcCSgU/SKxyfOCT8rI/AAAAAAAAAsQ/0u21iqe3Hi0/s400/mosaic5632481.jpg

tons tons of fun button crafts out there
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:07 pm
@ehBeth,
http://mogalddinsmore.blogspot.com/2010/06/button-crafts_13.html

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/button-button-whos-got-the-buttoncrafts.html

I've got a friend who has made some awesome bracelets with giant safety pins, crystals and buttons. They are gorgeous and much envied.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:10 pm
@ehBeth,
http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/crafts/button-indian-corn-napkin-rings-thanksgiving-craft-photo-420-FF1105THANKA07.jpg

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/button-indian-corn-napkin-rings-669427/




( google button craft images )

someone's else's take on button bracelets


http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2460230141/
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:11 pm
@drillersmum,
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I-k7ar_nU10/TcLoIlS9S1I/AAAAAAAAAKk/WA63RCc15m0/s1600/Pink+%2526+Purple+Button+Bracelet.jpg

http://charmedjewelry-charmed.blogspot.com/2011/05/button-bracelets.html
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:17 pm
@drillersmum,
A friend of mine (artist) did a sculpture with buttons, but I'll not describe it since of course it's her idea. I'll say it involved many buttons on a material that would weather well.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:21 pm
@ehBeth,
Safety pins, one of the best inventions of all time - saw similar by the etruscans in an etruscan museum.

On my friend's work, I'll see if she's got a website now with them posted, and post if so.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:22 pm
@ehBeth,
Cool.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:24 pm
@drillersmum,
this isn't one of my friend's bracelets, but it's quite similar

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7-lRbAhh8Uw/St_h7Gyu1-I/AAAAAAAABZs/gEVh_nhoR7k/s400/button+and+safety+pin+bracelet.jpg

buttonfloozies website

http://buttonfloozies.blogspot.com/2009/10/fun-at-glitterfest.html


(I think my friend's use of colour is much better)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:28 pm
@drillersmum,
you could go to this website and buy button fringe

http://www.expointl.com/p-3343-betty-crochetbutton-fringe-2-multi-lb5708.aspx

orrrrrrrrrrrrrr you could make it!

http://www.expointl.com/images/Product/medium/3343.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:30 pm
I've found my photos of my friend's work, and no website immediately. I'll email to ask if it's okay for me to post the photos (she's a designer). Gads, they're fabulous (not the photos but the work).
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 17 Mar, 2012 03:51 pm
http://revasrags2roses.blogspot.ca/2012/03/did-you-button-up-today.html

love this! buttons on canvas flats ... she mentions she's going to add buttons to espadrilles as well ... great idea!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 17 Mar, 2012 04:01 pm
@ehBeth,
from another blog ...

a ring made out of buttons

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dgIR4p7X-xI/T10qPLWEjRI/AAAAAAAACzk/zCS1UVDqpTU/s800/2012-03-11%2520Not%2520Dressed%2520As%2520Lamb%2520004.jpg
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2012 12:29 pm
This is an ebay add for a guitar covered in button, looks like they are shellacked.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CUSTOM-PINK-PEARL-SHELL-SILVER-BLACK-VINTAGE-BUTTONS-BLING-QUEEN-GUITAR-WALL-ART-/230755999475?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item35ba211ef3
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