Mom’s Button Collection

My mom was a wonderful seamstress. 

With that skill comes some supplies

She shared her button collection with me years ago and up to now I’ve enjoyed it wrapped up in a pretty jar for display.

Now I’ve decided to put some of them into action.
So I took some of these

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and some of these
 
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put them together for some of these
bracelets and necklaces
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some black and bling:
 
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mmmm…absolutely loving this little reminder of mom around me!

 

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17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea, and lvoely way to surround yourself with her memory.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  2. Your buttons are gorgeous! And they look so great assembled as jewelry. Beautiful pieces.
    Midge

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  3. I love what you did with those~ what a great idea and a perfect way to have those special treasures right with you. :)

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  4. VERY cool idea! On many of my own photos when my hand is in the picture, I'm always wearing the button bracelet my son made me in school. :) I never ever take it off.

    Your version is very glamorous! Those types of buttons made me think of my own mom too!

    Very nice. Featuring you on the SNS sidebar this weekend. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those are just so wonderful! What a meaningful and useful treasure you have created for yourself! I love them! I have a jar of my Grandmother buttons...you have inspired me to do something with them! I am sure that your Mom is smiling about this project. Sorry for your recent loss! Angie xo

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  6. These are gorgeous! I always see these at craft fairs and then I want one for myself!

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  7. That necklace is FABULOUS!! What gorgeous buttons! All I have around the house are flat plastic buttons lol
    What a terrific idea to put such beauty to use.

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  8. Wow, what a neat idea, I will have to make some of those for myself.

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  9. They are so lovely! You did such a nice job with each one of them!

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  10. I love buttons too. And you have so many beautiful ones. What a wonderful and lovely way to remember your mom.

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous~ you inspire me! Wish I had those buttons! You should definitely link this project up over at my Favorite 2010 Project Party here
    http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-your-favorite-2010-project.html
    Happy New Year! Kathleen

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  12. Enjoyed seeing your pretty creations - you did a great job on them. Thanks for sharing with us. I started a bracelet using buttons long ago, and ended up taking it apart - just could not get the right combination or something.

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  13. Such special memories for you. I am a button collector (if it is a button, I want it). I have a necklace made out of buttons a friend's eight year old daughter made for me about 30 years ago, and I treasure it. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I know you'll be wondering why I'm commenting on al older post but I'm a newbie and I joined your blog and I come back to read past posts and usually do it incognito but I can't go quietly this time,, I love these bracelets,, what a super idea,,

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