Sunday, May 13, 2012

Button Blog hop

Today is the reveal day of the Button Blog Hop hosted by Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio. I was fairly excited going into this swap, I make glass and silver buttons and thought it would be really cool to swap one with someone so I jumped right in when Cindy announced this swap. Alas I didn't receive any buttons. Cindy said it would be ok to post something I'd made with buttons lately even though I received none through the swap. I still wanted to be a part of the hop so I decided to post a something I've been working on lately I am PUMPED about!

These are the buttons I sent. One large two holed lamp work button, two small single holed daisy bead buttons (my personal faces) and three shanked glass buttons.



These are what I'm so excited about! These are single wrap bracelets ( all the rage lately) made entirely with my boor beads. Little teeny tiny boro beads! And my own silver buttons. I wear a four wrap one a lot and I think they just glow. 


So no buttons from the swap for me, but I think what I made with my own buttons is worth showing off!!


18 comments:

Jane Perala said...

Love your bracelets Nicole. What is a "boor" bead?

N Valentine Studio said...

That was supposed to say boro, my mew software has a horrible spell check! Thanks Jane I saw a lot of these bracelets made with import glass the tiny faceted stuff and thought "why not make one out of my own beads"!

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE your buttons! I'd be all over those -- totally my colors.

Hopemore Studio said...

I like them and yes, I do agree, those bracelets are very popular. There is a lot of satisfaction in making your own!! Sorry the swap didn't work out for you but I appreciate your perseverance.

Shirley said...

I'm so sorry you didn't get to receive buttons, but absolutely thrilled to see yours! They are just gorgeous, and those wrap bracelets are awesome!

Cindy said...

Nicole, I am really sorry that you didn't receive buttons for the swap. The lampwork buttons that you sent out are all so pretty. I love the flowers that you made.
Your wrap bracelets are really incredible..and to think they are all entirely handmade by you!! Rather than incorporate stone beads, you actually used all of your own boro beads! That is so impressive. And they look so fantastic all grouped together!

BahamaDawn said...

I love your bracelets!! perfect match with boro beads and silver buttons!

N Valentine Studio said...

Thanks for the compliments on the bracelets everyone, I am really excited about them. I can't decide if I should list them on easy or not?

tappingflamingo said...

love those buttons you sent. that's too bad you didn't receive any, but your creation is very nice. love those buttons too!

Thoughtfulhands said...

Well the buttons you sent are beautiful so colorful.

Your wrap bracelets are great they are really fun to wear.

Charming Peggy said...

I can't believe you did not get anything, that is really too bad and I love the buttons that you sent out, georgeous! Leather wrap bracelets are fun and your handmade buttons are great!

CraftyHope said...

What a shame that you didn't get buttons :( You definitely made the best of a bad situation though and knocked out some rockin' bracelets. Way to stay positive!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

ooooh, love the bracelets! and WOW love the style

In the Light of the Moon said...

What a bummer you didnt get your buttons...but I love the ones you mailed out and what you made with your own!!Very Cool!! Cat

In the Light of the Moon said...

I'm not sure if my last comment went through,but I just wanted to say that the buttons you mailed out are gorgeous and I love what you made with your own!!Cat

Alice said...

I'm so glad you chose to play along even if you didn't receive any buttons. The ones you sent your partner are lovely. And the ones your bracelets are gorgeous! I love your tiny boro beads--I'm a sucker for lampwork beads!

Julia said...

I am also sorry to hear that you didn't receive any buttons from the swap... the buttons you sent off are truly special and beautiful!

I love the combination of glass and cording and shiny/crackled buttons- you should DEFINITELY sell those lovely bracelets on Etsy! :)

Even though you didn't get to do a "big reveal", I'm glad that you played along anyway-- you have every right to be proud of your work <3

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

Shanti Johnson said...

Your bracelets are really beautiful! Buttons are to die for! I luv those bracelets as I've made them b4 and the colors and beads you chose are a home run! I'm so sorry you didn't get any buttons! But u rocked it and I'm so happy u shared!!!