Saturday, 26 July 2008


I have been doing lots of beading this week ~
shopping for beads, looking through my beading magazines, sorting through my stash.
I'm in the process of making a necklace ~
something bright and cheerful,
something to counter Winter's drabness.
I made this memory wire bracelet last year:

I love the colours
and I wear it all the time
so the necklace is going to be in red too. Hopefully, I'll have some photos to show in my next post. But, today, I'd like to share pictures of some treasures I've bought recently.

I went out to the very first Made on the Left designers' market a few weeks ago and bought this beautiful bag, made out of the sweetest vintage fabric, from stuffaduck:

and purchased this yummy woollen scarf from a craftswoman called Susanna McAuliffe:

I also won these gorgeous Art Deco buttons on ebay:

I bought them to decorate neck warmers with but they're so pretty and old and precious I think I'll save them for something really special and just admire them for now. (If anyone's got a suggestion for their use I'd be glad to read about it.)

Have a wonderful week everybody.


Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

fabulous colours especially the bracelet:)
how about doing freeform bracelets using a button as the focal stone? You could also bead round them?
amber in england

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I LOVE that bag! And I completely understand why that bracelet gets so much wear - it's beautiful. I have no special ideas for the pretty buttons, but I think that using them on cowls and neckwarmers would display them quite nicely as well.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely set of treasures!! I agree, I think the buttons are a wonderful point of interest for a cowl or scarf!!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous buttons! Especially the lime-y square ones!

Rachel said...

I tagged you! Details are on my blog if you're interested in playing along.

Anonymous said...

The colours in that bracelet are beautiful and I love those art deco buttons, what about a choker?
Love the bag and scarf too.

Fiber Deviant said...

wow... the bracelet is beautiful! (your necklace will go great with it!)

i love the buttons... i would be tempted to turn the matching ones into earrings... i am definitely thinking jewelery with this batch... maybe wire-wrapped rings using buttons for stones?