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Friday, May 09, 2008

Curly Cord Earrings and Antique MOP button necklaces as promised!









The earrings in the top photo are made with chartreuse Curly cord and
Swarovksi crystals. They are very lightweight, have lots of movement and are a ton of fun!The set of photos below the earrings are two views of the first of two necklaces I was inspired to make from antique mother of pearl (MOP) buttons.
I dumped all my button tins/bins on the floor to sort out
the MOPs from all the rest and grouped them by size and design
so I could layer three buttons together as simple "rosette-like"
bunches by threading thin wire through the buttons' holes and
tugging gently on the groups to allow the rosettes to lie
flat.
The closeup button and full necklace views above are
of the very first one I attempted. I used
large, medium and small MOP buttons and alternated
and centered small powder blue antique MOP shank buttons with creamy peach Swarovski glass pearls on the tops of the second buttons. I hand-picked these buttons from antique venues across
France and Italy. This necklace is just 15" long -- choker length -- and
would look especially pretty with a colorful sundress in the
summer. I'm leaving necklace number 2 in the MOP button necklace
collection for a different post.
Look for it next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
See the good in everything!