May 13, 2012

Button Swap and Blog Hop

Welcome to the Button Swap and Blog Hop!
Cindy Wimmer did a great job pairing together all the participants for the button swap- Thank you for hosting this Cindy! WHAT A FUN TIME!



I was paired up with Liz DeLuca of Creative Arty Facts. She creates her own lampwork glass buttons but also collects vintage buttons and she sent me a little of both.



Three small lampwork shank style buttons, and a regular lampworkg gray and black square shaped button.... and then a collection of vintage shank and regular style buttons in whites/greens.


They have a new and old feel - each set.... so I created 2 bracelets- a new modern beaded bracelet and then a more romantic, vintage style bracelet with seed beads.











I used the square shaped lampwork glass button in this first bracelet, with matte magenta seed beads, bright and colorful vintage buttons of all shapes and sizes, a vintage glass barrel, an enameled round from Barbara Lewis, and a Bottle Cap Bead from Glass Garden Beads. Simple to put together, but hip and modern.


The second bracelet has a more vintage look. The sweet little buttons in the other set, came together in an asymmetrical seed beaded bracelet design. I used some teal glass seed beads, created a beaded loop at one end and started stringing seed beads, and then attached each of the buttons, some layered with others from my own stash and some just strung like beads. I ended it with the white flower shank button , and added some Thai silver charms on the ends of the Soft Flex magenta beading wire.






I hope you enjoy hopping through the participants blogs today! I am visiting my Momma this weekend and will hop when I get home Sunday.



 Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.
Pam Ferarri and Stefanie Teufel (will share their reveal on a later date)
Stefanie Teufel and Pam Ferarri (will share their reveal on a later date)

28 comments:

  1. I like the different looks they both have and I just adore the vintage looking one. I love your style and eye for design

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  2. Love that 1st bracelet. Totally fun looking.

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  3. Both of those are gorgeous...and fun! Love it!

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  4. Beautiful work as always! I really love the second bracelet!

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  5. Those bracelets are both fabulous! I'm definintely going to have to look at incorporating buttons in my designs.

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  6. Both are totally awesome, but like the second the best! Prob. because I love blues, Very summer and lovely!

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  7. You never fail to surprise and delight with your creations! I love the funkiness of the first one, and the sweetness of the second. I hope you had a great time with your mom!

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  8. Lorelei, what great designs you created with your buttons - both different but yet so your style! I especially love the colors and feel in the 2nd bracelet - what a great combination of pastels, flowers, and seed beads!

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  9. I love the pastel one!!!

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  10. Wow, gorgeous buttons! I love how you used them -- that first bracelet is so fun and funky! :)

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  11. I love the way you made toogle & clasp from the buttons =)

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    1. Hi Lorelei,
      I have to write here again as the space vanish when I start writing
      I wrote a long one Yesterday Im not sure it got to You so I do it again
      As allways You make delicious jewelry ..:) the second one is a bit like candy good enough to eat and I love the feminine touch and vintage feel AND the blend of colors that You are the master of! First bracelet is chunky and fun and more modern in style and I love that one too! Would like to wear them both any time !! Thank You for all inspiration!

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  12. Lorelei, what awesome projects! I love the cute second bracelet! It is so simple and whimsical. Great job.

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  13. Agree with Shirley - funky and sweet! both are awesome, but I lean towards the second one ... really love the whimsy of how you did the beading - that is beautiful!

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  14. I really like those bracelets, the second one is my favorite, but they are both great!

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  15. Such great colors in both Lorelei. I love all the buttons you had to work with. The seed beads were a neat idea in the second to help those buttons stay in place and not flop around!

    Tracy

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  16. Lorelei, what sweet bracelets! I love the colors and "springyness" of that second one :)

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  17. Normally I am not a pastels and florals girl, but the second bracelet really intrigues me. I like the asymmetry and the loose dangle ends. How is it to wear? Lovely work as always, Lorelei!

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  18. Both of your button bracelets are great, but I think it's the brightness of the first one that really calls out to me. Nicely done!!

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  19. What fun pieces! I have loads of buttons and I always end up scratching my head with what to do with them. This challenge was certainly inspiring and I loved seeing what everyone made. What wonderful buttony ideas!

    Speaking of buttons, are you going to Bead & Button this year?

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    1. Hi Andrew, THANKS!
      Yes I am going to B&B! Can't wait!
      You??

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  20. Que bonito trabajo!!!!Me quedo siguiƩndote que me encanta lo que veo! Besos. ( Por si quieres visitarme estoy en http://www.imaginamiriamg.blogspot.com.es/ )

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  21. Lorelei - thanks for being my button swap buddy! I just love what you've created with the buttons I sent you. My absolute favourite would have to be the second one ... so bright and summery.

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  22. Cute bracelets! I like them both and I like how you constructed each in a different way. Shows the versatility of the buttons and also your creativity!

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  23. Both bracelets are so fun. I love the bright colors of the first one and its pop look. the second one is wonderful in its shades in pastels. You are such a creative master of the button as bead. Love it.

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  24. Wonderful buttons you received! I love both pieces you made, but that first one is my favorite with all the fun beads and bright colors!

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  25. What fun pieces, especially the bracelet with the bottle cap button. Great, bright colors too. Nice.

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  26. What special glass buttons!!! I love the flower ones, so brightly colored and so beautifully designed, and that bright green vintage-looking one :) The bracelets are lovely as well-- I especially love the second one-- its colors are perfectly matched to the "feel" of the buttons that you used there!

    Thank you oh so much for sharing your finished work with us-- it's always a pleasure <3

    *~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

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