26 July 2007

Buttons

I've had these pretty buttons now for ages. Gina Brummett sent them to me (along with lots of others - she spoilt me rotten) in a button exchange that she ran on her tatting goddess list. They are the sort of thing that you get given and just don't want to use because they are just too pretty. I've been looking at them for ages as I realised that they were too fragile to use as a 'normal' button as the paintings on them would wear off eventually. I decided that they needed to become a brooch. They are transparent (or should that be invisible!!!!) but to work with invisible thread onto an invisible shank might be way beyond my patience! So, I chose a white thread and some pink beads and this is what happened. I've scanned them with two different backgrounds to try and show them at their best.
Two work them I joined two opposite inner rings to the shank and the other four are joined to their opposites through the shank.

10 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'd love to see what you've done with the buttons... the pictures aren't showing up on my computer!

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks SO much for letting me know!! Goodness knows where they went to - I've re-loaded them now. They were there earlier - think the cybergremlins kidnapped them!!!
JaneEb

Melissa said...

Those are beautiful!!! Is it really hand painted? I love the tatted lace around them and I like how you can see the tatting though the buttons too.
Melissa

Jane Eborall said...

Hi Melissa. I think they are hand painted. They really are beautiful. I like the lace showing through too.
JaneEb

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Jane, I love them! Wouldn't they be beautiful as earrings or scatter pins?

Jane Eborall said...

Too big for earwigs but fine for scatter pins!! I've added your blog to my blog - hope you don't mind. I don't have your email addy!
JaneEb

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

These are great! What is the scale on them?

Jane Eborall said...

The buttons measure 1" across and the tatting a little more!
JaneEb

Tattycat said...

I love them! I better go through my button jar!

Gina said...

Hey, I swear I looked at your blog in the past few days and did not see these! Looks like there are still a few red 'x's but aren't these so pretty? I'm glad you like them! I believe they are Donna Dewberry buttons.

:-) Gina

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