Thursday, July 31, 2008

Buttons as Jewelry



Thanks to Abbie for starting this blog for all the button aficionados out there. My name is Suzy, aka GeorgiaPeachez. I am a textile artist and coveting beautiful buttons goes hand in hand with collecting beautiful vintage fabrics. I love to take those vintage fabrics and buttons and create purses, totes, aprons and jewelry.

One of my favorite ways to use beautiful vintage buttons is as jewelry. I love jewelry and I love buttons. The book Beautiful Button Jewelry by Susan Davis is a great resource book for ideas and technique.



Every year at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show this vendor, Victoria's Buttons, goes home with a big chunk of my cash because I cannot resist her creations. She has just gorgeous buttons that she has paired with swarovski crystals to create lovely earrings and necklaces.




I take pretty vintage buttons and stack them to make brooches that can we worn on my purses or on a jacket.







These beautiful items are just the tip of the iceberg of my button jewelry collection.
I would love to see your vintage button jewelry!

11 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I just linked over via Georgia Peaches. Your earrings are FABULOUS!

Brenda Kula said...

Okay, Suzy, I'll admit I was probably considered a floozie in highschool. Maybe even beyond. I might as well be a button floozie too. How do I join this felonious group? And while you're at it, tell me how to put images, such as Button Floozies, on my Typepad sidebar. Stuff is piling up, and I can't figure it out, once again.
Brenda

LiLi M. said...

Good to hear that that book is worth while. I'm a lurker at your blog. Welcome here, nice to meet you!

Kathleen Grace said...

Great to have you here! Wonderful ideas for jewelry!

Mary said...

What a fabulous collection. I had never thought of making jewelry out of buttons.

Grandma had a large button jar with hundreds of beautiful buttons in it. I wish I had it today.

Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mary

Kathy said...

I love your button ear rings! There's just something about vintage buttons...!!
Kathy

rachel whetzel said...

Beautiful!! That book looks amazing!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What beautiful button jewelry! And how about this for timing! I discovered your blog today--the very same day my post features the button phone in my house!
It's nice to meet you!
Becky

jenclair said...

Found this via suesue of Lagniappe! What a delightful place! Love the jewelry and am on my way to GeorgiaPeaches...

Bev said...

You were a great inspiration to me with your stacked buttons. I came into some buttons over the weekend and found a couple cool ones I just had to stack. I will probably use them on an althered project or card though.

Thanks for sharing!

Bev
(A lurking Floozie wannabe)

Karen in Kentucky said...

I would love to buy some of the Victoria's button earrings, but I have no idea how to contact her. Can you help me?
KarenP3720@aol.com

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