Sunday, May 13, 2012

Button Swap and Blog Hop!



Well, today's the day for the big Button Swap reveal!

Many thanks to the AMAZING Cindy Wimmer,
the mastermind behind this outstanding button swap!

My partner for this swap was Birgitta Lejonklou from Sweden. Birgitta sent me the most beautiful handmade ceramic buttons. If you like what you see you can find more of her work in her etsy supply shop Angel Whisperer.


My first design keeps things simple.
I loved the large teal sea shell bead and it's big and beautiful enough to stand on its' own! It has a simple wrapped copper bail and hangs from a leather slip cord.


I made a tiny copper tube bead from roller printed copper that slips over the top of the bail.  It's stamped with the word "vänner" which is Swedish for "friends".


Birgitta also sent me a few sparkly vintage buttons that any Magpie would be happy to have in their stash!


Here's a list of all Swap Partners.
Be sure to join the hop!













 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















 Tania Spivey and Teresa Gagne

 
 
 
 


30 comments:

Christine said...

Your necklace is simple and lovely - love the color of Birgitta's button!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Love the backdrops for your photos! It adds a whole extra element to your pieces!! Wonderful glaze on those buttons too!

Pretty Things said...

That's gorgeous, and I absolutely LOVE how you staged them for the photo!

Laurel said...

Yes, using that big beautiful blue button on its own is a perfect solution! Love it!

kristibasket said...

I love how you kept it simple! That button is definitely a WOW focal and it is meant to stand on its own! Beautiful!

Tracy Statler said...

Very pretty. Your backdrops are really neat. The printed tube bead you made is a great idea!

Tracu

Hopemore Studio said...

I really like the simple style here, the button is so beautiful it is best served in your design.

Beadbug said...

I love the simplistic look of your necklace. Nice work.

KayzKreationz said...

What a great necklace, and I love the bail you made for it. The little sparkly buttons will inspire you, too.

Firefly Visions said...

I love the simplicity of your design. The addition of the copper was beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Thank You Pam for making such a special piece with the "snail style" button...actually it brings tears to my eyes that You wrote vänner in Swedish on the copper Thank You for that and You have one new now over here !!...:)

Jeannie said...

Very Pretty and simple and I love your copper tube bead

Shirley said...

A gorgeous button, and I love the handmade bail!

Designed by Vera said...

Elegant! I love your piece! And I too like to take old jewelry and do remakes. It is soooo much fun!

Holly said...

That teal button does make a great pendant! And I love what you have left over to play with too :)

Charming Peggy said...

What a good idea to use a swedish word on the bail! The buttons are great, I will have to check out her etsy shop! Your photography is great!

TesoriTrovati said...

Birgitta is a really sweet lady. I love the green of that button and the idea of the little tube bead is sweet. I look forward to seeing what your inner magpie does with those sparkly bits!
Enjoy the day! Erin

BahamaDawn said...

you received quite an awesome stash!! love the focal you made!

CraftyHope said...

What beautiful buttons you received!! Yes, it would have been hard to add much more to that lovely shell button. You really made it shine with your simple, but thoughtful design!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh wow, love the buttons, the simplicity of the necklace, your photography ... what a lovely blog!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Very Cool!!Love the copper tube!!Cat

Cindy said...

I absolutely enjoyed your post - you sure did receive a beautiful button assortment from Birgitta! And I loved discovering her blog and Etsy shop through this hop - she does phenomenal work. Your necklace is really pretty and so clever with the stamped tube. What a great idea to stamp a Swedish word - I really love that sentiment.

maryharding said...

Love the buttons from Birgitta. Great necklace with the swedish stamping,

Stacie Florer said...

What beautiful buttons and what an intriguing way to stage them...love the attention to detail and craftsmanship...riveting!

Kim said...

I love the buttons and your necklace, beautiful. And the background for your photos is lovely!

Alice said...

What wonderful buttons you received! I love the pendant you created, and the stamped copper tube is a fantastic addition!

Julia said...

What beautiful buttons, all of them-- but that seashell button is gorgeous, in color and design! :) I love what you did with it, and those background images of your photos are so cute!!!

Thanks for sharing with all of us. Those imprinted rings are truly a special reminder of the friendship forged during this swap/challenge/hop <3

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

Jennifer said...

The colors of the copper with her gorgeous glaze - beautiful combination!

Stories They Tell said...

Really nice staging of your creation-- the copper bail with "friends" on it was perfect and lends the overall design a lot of panache!

LoriF said...

What wonderful buttons you received and sent! Love that necklace, and the addition of the roller bead just puts it over the top. Gorgeous.