Thursday, May 1, 2008

Button decoration

The holiday is over.
I had a lot of time to play with my lovely buttons. And now I can share with you what I received.
1. I have a lot of those gorgeous black buttons. But I hate a black color.
I put a bit of gold acrylic paint on the button , after two hours I got this beautiful one of a kind button.

2. I found this week in the local story the grab bag with folded roses and strange sparkly embellishments (flowers, butterflies bugs). I was need a roses, so I bought this bag. This things was doing from unknown sparkly stuff on the fabric interface. At home I glued them on the buttons with clear strong glue. (like E600). I try to use a fabric glue for the wrapped buttons but it don't work so well for me.

3. And The lovely last try. I glued the gold foil under clear plastic buttons. I use the foil glue according to the instructions on the bottle. But use the candy foil instead of expensive antic one. If you don't want to put the foil on the block you can sew other button under one with a foil. the hols I did with a toothpick.

It was fun, but I still have to much buttons for me. I will be happy to sell few and get a money for new ones. You can see them on my Flickr. If you want to buy something just leave me a comment , please . And I will answer to you as soon as I can.

Happy stithching


Susan said...

I love your buttons! You come up with such creative ideas!

Candi said...

I love your buttons!!! What you did with the black one was awesome, keep up the good work:)

SH Sue said...

I LOVE YOUR BUTTONS. What a great idea. Mind if I copy the idea? Thanks for the inspiration.

Artastics said...

What a delightful idea..I really like the black detailed buttons! Nicely done. Thank you for sharing. Jan

Anonymous said...

On CQ embellishers you asked how old your buttons are. I looked at the ones on flikr. You have buttons dating from the 30s thru the 60s and a couple of modern ones as well. The formed aluminum ones are probably the oldest ones. You only have a few buttons that button collectors might be interested in. The rest are what they consider to be sewing buttons. Hope this helps. RosesButtons

Rengin Yazitas said...

Your buttons are so pretty. I have some vintage buttons, you gave me great ideas, thanks so much for sharing.
Rengin, in Istanbul

Anonymous said...

I have an idea for the old black button you posted. I don't like black either so I get a gold paste at the craft store and antique it. Then let dry good and varnish it. It looks beautiful! Love your site. I got about 50 large bags of buttons at a yard sale for very little cash. Some are very pretty , some are very old and some are downright gross. Eileene aka noiseynana

SH Sue said...

Ira - I just made a blck sweater and am looking for some black buttons. How much do you want to sell the one pic on the top for? Please e-mail me: And, I LOVE your blog. You are sew creative.

Karen S said...

Love your buttons, thanks for the question you left on my blog. I wish I had more info for you on buttons but I'm still learning about how to tell the age of buttons. I've been using a few books and checking out other blogs.