8 August 2013

Button rescued!!!


A tragic accident has occurred.  I made the button brooches last week and immediately chose one to wear each day.  I did well for about three or four days but due to BC3 being too tired one evening I forgot to remove it from my tshirt at bedtime.  

So a few days later a very, very crumpled brooch was found after a trip through the washing machine still clinging determinedly to my tshirt.  It was dry, sad and very crumpled.  So what does an OG do?  I say 'never say die' so I took the poor thing into the bathroom, damped it, pulled it back into shape and used the white glue to re-stiffen it.  Here it is in all it's glory and a good advert for Jess's threads.  BUT not a good advert for the beads which were purple when they were included in the work - you can see the comparison on this link.

Still it looks just as good to me when I wear it so I'm not throwing it away!!!!

11 comments:

Maureen said...

It's lucky that the purple from the beads didn't dye your washing! You must have a good machine, mine would have eaten the brooch.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm glad you were able to rescue your button brooch, even though the beads are a different color now. Good save!

Shelah Dow said...

Were they Ceylon finish beads or another kind?

Corina Meyfeldt said...

I love when I am able to save somethig! As for the beads, a good advice I got from irina Astratenko's booklet for tatting and Ankars tatting. Always test the beads you want to insert in your tatting by letting them for at least a couple oh hours in water with wash pulver. If they do not change color, they're good for Ankars... And she siad it is only with pulver not with the liquid soap; why, I could not tell just a French teacher and passionned tatter, not a chemist.

Margarets designer cards said...

What a pity that it went though the wash I think most of us can relate to leaving a brooch on something and forgetting to take it off.
Well done on being able to rescue it and although the colours have changed on the beads, it still looks lovely.
Margaret

Madtatter80 said...

Well I learned something about beads today :)

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Shelah, I've no idea!!!! Some days I can't remember my own name so have no hope with bead names!!!

Jane McLellan said...

So glad you could resuscitate it! My daughter sent me some beads that turn my fingers purple as I tat with them. They don't even have to go in the washing machine. I won't use them on anything that's going to be washed or worn.I guess there are beads and beads.

briddie said...

Who knew that bead colors could wash off? However, the pale version looks pretty, too; the individual rings stand out more this way.

Sally Kerson said...

Okay then do you remember if they were the beads that came from Singapore?

Jane Eborall said...

No, Sally, definitely not as I haven't opened them yet!!! I'm keeping those for very, very special occasions.
Briddie - that's true and I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it.

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