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« on: July 03, 2011 10:15:16 PM »

my partner in the buttons swap - ms fiddlegirl8 - aside from being a total sweetheart, also has awesome taste! when i stalked her wists, i found this: http://charmednblum.blogspot.com/2009/10/gypsy-wind-chime-3-finished.html
i thought they were gorgeous and instantly knew i wanted to make one! so next time i hit the craft stores i went on the hunt for mixed chains, geegaws, and some jewel-like buttons! here is what i came up with! since it's made from mostly different types of plastic buttons instead of glass beads, i decided it's more of a suncatcher than a chime.... Grin

i didn't happen to have any nice curvy organic looking branches in my collection - but when i got to hunting thru what i did have, i got the idea to use this seashell! a few minutes with a drill, and i had the perfect hanger! originally thought the convex part of the shell would be the front, but then pulled the lil birds-on-a-branch charm from my stash and got the idea to hang it in the concave part - so happy with how that turned out!!

plus a lil button egg for the birdies  Cheesy

hope you like!!!!  Grin

ps just a heads up - all of these buttons came from the quart bags of mixed buttons you can get at hobby loby or michaels - they're generally 4.99 and they're usually at floor level on the bottom of the button displays, and there are always amazing treasures to be had in there!!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011 05:23:04 AM »

oooo....I love it!!!!   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011 09:53:32 AM »

I love this, erica_tattoos! The use of the shell was very clever and all of the bits, bobs and buttons are great!!!

I love those bags of mixed buttons. They are so cheap and I always find great treasures in them too.

« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011 09:12:49 PM »

thanks!!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011 08:24:31 PM »

It is wonderful - and it's MINE!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  As I totally expected, my button goodness from erica_tattoos was fantastic.   Cheesy  I'm in button heaven!!   Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011 08:00:02 PM »

I love this! What a cool idea to use buttons! I may have to make one now! Thanks for the inspiration!
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