Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Button, button - Who's got the button?

Now where's that from? Button, button - who's got the button? I can't remember. It's something I've heard for years and years, but I'm not sure where it originated.

Anyway, about buttons.

I have them. Thousands of them. I haven't counted, but I'm sure there are thousands of them. They're in a big box, and within that big box are numerous containers with "sorted" buttons. Even though I have thousands of them, I still can't resist looking at new ones when I visit stores that sell buttons. I try to resist buying, but sometimes I swear they just jump into my cart.

Several months ago, as I was going through all my vintage buttons, I came up with an idea for a simple bracelet. It's an ndebele rope (aka tubular herringbone) with a loop at one end (the herringbone is carried right into the loop) and a button at the other. So I made a BUNCH of them and left them at the Art on Depot Studio and Gallery, in Waynesville, NC. They were pretty popular, so I've been working on some new ones.

Aren't these fun?

I'm going to make some more and list them in my Etsy shop. For now, the black and white Checkerboard one you see in the photo is the only one I have listed; but I'm planning to remedy that soon.

Ready for a GIVEAWAY???

It's been awhile since I've done any kind of giveaway on my blog, so I thought this might be a good time for one.

What do you win? A button bracelet in your choice of bead colors (I'll choose a suitable button from my collection). THREE people will win. Because I have LOTS of buttons. :-)

How do you enter? To enter the drawing for a Button It bracelet, you can do one ore more of the following. Please note that all comments must be left on my blog (not on my Facebook page(s), even though you'll see this post appear there). And you must leave a separate comment for each in order to receive more than one entry into the drawing. If you do all of these, you'll leave FOUR separate comments and have four chances to win!

1 - Leave a comment here telling me your favorite button project. Or, if you're not a "button" person, tell me about your favorite supply and how you've used it.
2 - Blog about this giveaway and post a comment here with a link to your blog post.
3 - Link to this post on Facebook and leave a comment here to let me know you posted.
4 - Tweet (Twitter) about this giveaway and leave a comment here. Make sure you include @time2cre8 in your tweet.

Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you (email, or a link to your Etsy or Artfire shop name). If I don't see a way to contact you, your comment will be deleted and you won't be entered into the drawing. :-(

When will the winners be chosen? All entries/comments must be made by midnight on Friday, April 8. I'll use a random number generator to select the winners on Saturday morning and will announce the winner on this blog later in the day.


Carol Dean said...

I'm first? Cool. ;)

My favorite button project so far was using my "felting machine" to create a "fabric" with some hand spun yarn. I made a little clutch from that and added a Lisa Peters button as an embellishment (the actual closure was velcro). I hate that I didn't get a photo of it before I sent it out to my aunt for Christmas. :(

Lisa said...

well i don't normally 'do' buttons....but i found some neat ones back in Nov. that were turkeys and had shanks....snipped them off and used them to make earrings....guess what? they were a hit!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I have only made one bracelet using buttons, jump rings and roller beads,as for buttons, I have my mothers old button tin, full of buttons, nothing really special just buttons she cut off of clothes I out grew as a child, and that sort of thing........there are some really cool little fruit buttons that were on an old pair of platform shoes that I had as a child for playing dress up, they were from the second hand store, and probably from the 40's the buttons ore some kind of really detailed plastic, or celuloid (sp?) any way I love them so much I can't use them!

Anonymous said...

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Hope you get many entries!

Crystal said...

i use to have a big jar of buttons i collected when i was young.i wish i still had them because it's been that long since i made any button projects. seeing your cute bracelets inspire me..thanks!!

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pmj said...

I love getting button tins at auctions! My daughter and I sort through them and find the coolest stuff!!

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Nancy said...

My favorite button project was a lamp I had whose base was an old clear milk bottle. I filled it with many assorted buttons from my collection.

I also can clear up your Button, Button, Who's Got the Button mystery. It is an old children's game. Children sit cross-legged in a circle, facing inward. One person outside of the circle is the guesser. Another person - "It" - has the button. "It" puts his/her palms together with the button in the middle of their palm. The children sitting in the circle have their palms together with their hands in their lap. The person with the button " slices" their hands through the palms of all the children. The button-holder secretly drops the button into the palm of one of the children. After the person has gone to all the children in the circle, the guesser has to guess "Button, Button, Who Has Got the Button". The guesser would tell the name of the child in the circle who they think was given the button. If they guess correctly, they join the circle and the child with the button is "It" and will pass the button. The trick is not to show it on your face if you have either given or received the button!

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Carole said...

I love this. So simple looking, yet elegant, and a great use for fancy buttons you're not quite sure what to do with.