Thursday, March 10, 2011

Button Button

By D'Arsie Manzella

Buttons aren't just for fastening anymore.
Here are some designs showing Mamacita's buttons doing
un-buttony things:

Buttons Partying...


Buttons on Vacation...





and Buttons Debuting
Hot out of the Beadworks
for your spring fling:



What un-buttony things are your buttons doing?

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Beautiful!

Barbara Lewis said...

These are beautiful!

mairedodd said...

using them as closures! and, hmm?! i think that they are yours! these are beautiful d'arsie - i love the new designs...

sharon said...

Gorgeous! Love buttons!

VanBeads said...

I've recently started using buttons more as closures for my necklaces and bracelets. Handmade buttons in particular just add such character to a piece! I also know of an artist who makes leather cuff bracelets, and she uses buttons as focal points on her cuffs.

Love these buttons by D'Arsie!

MaCarroll Beads said...

I haven't been doing an unbuttony things.... but I have seen some beautiful buttons used as beads and as closures! I think it makes a piece so interesting.... particularly when they are used on bracelets. This post also made me think of how Lorelei Eurto used some buttons that I made into earrings... Very cool! They have sold, but anyone interested in another non-buttony idea....here's one!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51398991/button-lore

Patty said...

D'Arsie, your buttons are great! I would love to use some in my jewelry. I've used shank style buttons before as clasps (with a seed bead loop), and am presently making a bead woven bracelet that uses Victorian shoe buttons (the CUTEST!) as beads. I'm really excited about these, as it's also re-purposing, which I love.

Kelli said...

LOVE em!! The new branch design is GORGEOUS!!!

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