The Beading Yogini

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The Button Swap 2012

Written By: admin - May• 13•12


Button Challenge Altered Button Close Up by The Beading Yogini

Never one to just sit idle, even when I’m really busy, I can’t not fuss with some project. The buttons for this challenge were no exception. I had to pull out the drill and add a few more holes for the earrings and then I decided to alter the large royal blue button. I used some  embossing powders, green and bronze, so just a hint of the royal blue  from the original color is still showing. Again, my standby of knots and some turquoise seed beads to complete this macrame and button necklace/wrap around bracelet. I love things that have added value and dual function. Wear it as a necklace or wear it as a bracelet. Thanks to Cindy Wimmer at Sweet Bead Studio for hosting this blog hop and swap. And thanks to my partner Jeannie Dukic for some great buttons.

Button Challenge Strands close up by The Beading Yogini

Button Challenge Bracelet by The Beading YoginiButton Challenge Bracelet Strands by The Beading YoginiButton Challenge Necklace by The Beading YoginiButton Challenge Earrings by The Beading Yogini

Here is the Button Swap participant list:

Alice Peterson  and Kim Bender

Angie Blasingame and Billi R.S. Rothove

 Billi R.S. Rothove and Angie Blasingame

 Birgitta Lejonklou and Pam Farren

 Bonnie Coursolle and Tania Hagen

 Brenda Salzano and Hope Smitherman

 Cat Kerr and Heather Powers

 Cece Cornier and Jeannie Dukic

 Celeste Thurston and Christine Damm

 Christine Damm and Celeste Thurston

 Christine Stonefield and Dana James

 Cilla Watkins and Lori Bowring Michaud

 Cindy Wimmer and Mimi Gardner

 Cynthia Machata and Julia Johnson

 Cynthia Riggs and Lori Finney

 Dana James and Christine Stonefield

Diana Ptaszynski and Erin Prais-Hintz

 Emma Thomas and Rebecca Anderson

 Erin Prais-Hintz and Diana Ptaszynski

 Erin Siegel and Sharon Borsavage

 Heather Powers and Cat Kerr

 Holly Westfall and Sally Russick

 Hope Smitherman and Brenda Salzano

 Jayne Capps and Kim Dworak

 Jeannie Dukic and Cece Cornier

 Jenna Meyers and Kristi Harrison

 Jenna Tomalka and Karen McKillip

 Jenny Davies Reazor and Sandi Volpe

 Julia Johnson and Cynthia Machata

 Kalaya Steede and Kylie Dickman

 Karen McKillip and Jenna Tomalka

 Karen Mitchell and Renetha Stanziano

 Karla Morgen and Mary Govaars

Kay Thomerson and Shannon Chomanczuk

 Kim Ballor and Laurel Steven

 Kim Bender and Alice Peterson

 Kim Dworak and Jayne Capps

 Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.

 Kristi Harrison and Jenna Meyers

 Kylie Dickman and Kalaya Steede

 Kym Hunter and Lynda Moseley

 Laurel Steven and Kim Ballor

 Linda Djokic and Patty Gasparino

 Line Labrecque and Teri Baskett

 Liz DeLuca and Lorelei Eurto

 Lorelei Eurto and Liz DeLuca

 Lori Anderson and Niky Sayers

 Lori Bowring Michaud and Cilla Watkins

 Lori Finney and Cynthia Riggs

 Lynda Moseley and Kym Hunter

 Marianna Boylan and Tracy Statler

 Mary Govaars and Karla Morgen

 Mary Harding and Stacie Florer 

 Maureen Baranov and Tracy Bell

 Melissa Martin and Theresa Fosdick

 Michelle Hardy and Peggy Johnson

 Mimi Gardner and Cindy Wimmer

 Nicole Valentine Rimmer and Niki Meiners

 Niki Meiners and Nicole Valentine Rimmer

 Niky Sayers and Lori Anderson

 Pam Farren and Birgitta Lejonklou

Pam Ferarri and Stefanie Teufel (will share their reveal on a later date)

 Patty Gasparino and Linda Djokic

 Peggy Johnson and Michelle Hardy

 Rebecca Anderson and Emma Thomas

 Rebekah Payne and Sue Kennedy

 Renetha Stanziano and Karen Mitchell

 Rose Binoya and Shanti Johnson

 Sally Russick and Holly Westfall

 Sandi Volpe and Jenny Davies Reazor

 Shannon Chomanczuk and Kay Thomerson

 Shanti Johnson and Rose Binoya

 Sharon Borsavage and Erin Siegel

 Shirley Moore and Veralynne Malone

 Stacie Florer and Mary Harding

Stefanie Teufel and Pam Ferarri (will share their reveal on a later date)

 Sue Hamel and Terry Carter

 Sue Kennedy and Rebekah Payne

 Tania Hagen and Bonnie Coursolle

 Tania Spivey and Teresa Gagne

 Teresa Gagne and Tania Spivey

 Teri Baskett and Line Labrecque

 Terry Carter and Sue Hamel

 Theresa Fosdick and Melissa Martin

 Tracy Bell and Maureen Baranov

 Tracy Statler and Marianna Boylan

 Veralynne Malone and Shirley Moore

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  1. Cindy says:

    Cece, your button jewelry is such a brilliant design! The variety of textures and shades of green really combine to make a stunning piece! I really love the macrame and seedbeads mixed with Jeannie’s handmade buttons!

  2. JeannieK says:

    Cece this is fabulous! I love that you can wear it as a necklace or bracelet. The earrings are darling. Thank you for making my buttons look so good.

  3. Alice says:

    Cece, as usual, you’ve made beautiful pieces. I love the wrap bracelet/necklace with the sweet seed beads and macrame. And those earrings are just darling!

  4. every piece you made is stunning! so cool that the necklace can be a bracelet! the seed bead work is awesome…i wish i had the patience to work with those!

  5. I love how versatile the design is, but I am in LOVE with that wrap. It is fantastic!

  6. Birgitta says:

    Just love Your creative and skillful designs!! and those earrings are gorgeous!!

  7. Dana says:

    “Nods” yep this works… love it.

  8. Billi says:

    Beautiful finished projects. Love this swap.

  9. Jenna says:

    Great pieces. I love the different looks you can get from wearing the necklace/ wrap bracelet different ways.

  10. Flipping love. You REALLY need to write a book — your skills are amazing.

  11. Kym Hunter says:

    I love the pieces that you created with your buttons, especially the wrap bracelet! Great job!

  12. Liz says:

    I love the soft blue/green colours you used to create your jewellery item. They are all so cute but the flower themed earrings are my favourties.

  13. Tracy Bell says:

    I really love the colors of this. Beautiful work.

  14. Love your creativity! That bracelet is wonderful, and those earrings are just yummy! I agree with Lori, you need to write a book!

  15. re-maker says:

    Your colors are beautiful!

  16. WOW!! Those are beautiful! Beautiful design, beautiful colors, beautiful buttons!

  17. Michelle H says:

    I love the convertible bracelet/necklace that you created. It is simply beautiful. The earrings are so cute and fun and the fiber adds a touch of whimsy.

  18. christine says:

    Your bracelet/necklace is such a great idea – love the colors – and your earrings are so cute!!

  19. Holly says:

    Uhm…..I think I found my favorite piece on this swap! Love this necklace/bracelet, and the earrings to match too!

  20. Great colors and I love the different techniques you used. I really like it as a wrap bracelet. Cute earrings.

  21. Hi Cece! What a great swap! You did a marvelous job with the buttons. I particularly like the earrings. Very clever design! (P.S. I like the new look of your blog but I searched for a few minutes before I could find where to leave a comment. It was very hard to find. I didn’t want to leave without telling you that I enjoyed your designs!)

  22. Peggy says:

    Great colors! I like it as a bracelet best but LOVE how it can be both! I too love my dremel, no hole? No problem!

  23. CraftyHope says:

    The touches you added are really great. These pieces turned out exceptionally well! Love them!!

  24. Julia says:

    Wow. Just… wow. I love this design– what creative construction!!! Personally, I like it best as a necklace… but I’m a “necklace girl”, myself 🙂

    Thank you oh so much for sharing. It was lovely to see what you put together for this challenge/swap/hop <3

  25. Kay says:

    Very pretty. I especially like the versatility of this piece. You did a wonderful job.

  26. Kim says:

    I love what you did with the buttons, great job!

  27. Veralynne says:

    Love the piece. So creative. And the colors were just fantastic! Can’t wait for the next button swap.

  28. admin says:

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments. I’ve really been enjoying doing swaps, challenges and blog hops this past year.

  29. Patty says:

    O_M_G how did I miss this!!! love those little flowers and all that flexible yumminess – genius!