|Red Button Christmas Ornaments|
For some reason, tins of buttons make me happy. I understand why buttons off clothing I`ve had throughout my life would be a nostalgic thing, or vintage buttons with all their fascinating shapes and details would be an exciting thing - but even modern, bright, random buttons are such happy, cheerful little characters, don't you think?
|Large Red Buttons on Beaded Hangers|
A little while ago I made a few batches of Christmas Ornament Button Whimsies - a different style using some of the smaller and mid size beads, but I wanted to have a play at something with these larger buttons. These are in my dangle style so voila the Button Dangle
|Large Purple Buttons on Beaded Hangers|
Beaded using 5" of coated wire, I use large 6/0 seed bead to anchor the button on either side, and the rest of the hanger is beaded with with wooden beads, 10/0, 8/0 and 6/0 seed beads to make a pattern.
A white pearl just above the button provides a consistent element across many colours, and I like the suggestion of snowdrops dripping from the tree that will result when it hangs from the branch. I wanted to highlight this a little bit so have surrounded it with the tiniest of the beads. It shows much more as emphesis when not against a white background.
I think they're a lot of fun. Very jolly. Very light. Very durable. Don't take much packing away space. Perfect. Pink, Green and White go on the 'to do' list.