>Button vs. Brooch

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I hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend! I have been keeping busy working on my Etsy shop. In honour of the Memorial Day holiday, I listed a tiny American Flag keychain/pendant that I am very proud of! I also added a few more items to my Sale Section – mostly earrings! And, I did a little beading! The other day, I got a package full of beads & jewelry-making supplies from Auntiesbeads.com. Inside were these interesting pinbacks with mesh discs – I really want to try them out!

beaded sieve mesh brooch pin button bead embroidery thelonebeader etsy
Yesterday, I had a couple of hours to do beadwork, so using a bag full of mixed seed beads, I decided to try doing some improvisational bead embroidery. I had this idea that I wanted to make a series of brooches inspired by the planets in our solar system. So, I cut out a small piece of felt, and started stitching on beads. After awhile, my felt was completely covered with beads in colours inspired by Planet Earth.

beaded sieve mesh brooch pin button bead embroidery thelonebeader etsy

Now that I look at my beadwork, I’m thinking it should be a large beaded button instead of a brooch! What do you think? As soon as I decide how to finish this, I will list it in my Etsy shop. Have you ever started a project, and it turned out to be something completely different than you had originally planned?

7 thoughts on “>Button vs. Brooch

  1. >Very cool…kind of like the ring bases you used! I like the idea of a button too, although someone may like the colors to wear as a brooch too. I really like the flag keychain/pendant a lot!I’ve missed coming by…have been pursuing more life and gardening lately, vacation week, anniversary and b-day too! Getting back to the real world today. Always thinking of you though and wondering what you’ve been creating! Sounds like you had a nice Memorial Day weekend too!😉

  2. >I vote button. Yes, I’ve had quite a few projects that didn’t end up the way I had originally planned, but they turned out great. I’m glad you had such a productive weekend.

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