National BUTTON WEEK Day 3!!!

Here are a few images of more buttons!

These are a few necklaces that I have made with buttons.

Antique Autumn Roses- by Christen Brown

This necklace started with the wonderful wrapped metallic gold center piece given to me by a friend. The necklace base is made from silk rouleau and rayon cording wrapped and curled into an entwined pattern. The beads, buttons and extras are attached at random, using a free-form peyote technique.

Umbrian Vintage Ensemble

This is a technique that I call “train tracks”, the buttons are attached through two layers of silk rouleau. The beads and charms are added on after the buttons.

Santa Fe Talisman- necklace

This necklace started with a base made from ruched velvet ribbon. The buttons are made from abalone and muscle shell, jade, turquoise, and other materials. Seed beads and larger beads were used for the dangles.

Cobblestone Collar- Beaded Jewelry Ensemble

This necklace was made using a right-angle weave pattern, the base is comprised of seed beads, pearls, and buttons made from muscle shell.

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride by Christen Brown

This necklace started with a base made from ruched velvet ribbon. The buttons are made from glass and metal, seed beads and vintage glass beads and charms were used for the dangles.

Hope that you enjoyed looking! Happy stitching! ~Christen

6 thoughts on “National BUTTON WEEK Day 3!!!

  1. Christen, As we are staying home for now, I have gone partway through my partly finished projects. This month, I am working on the 2002 Piecemakers Calendar. Folded within the blocks, I found the silk ribbon embroidery sample from a lesson you did at The Shepherdess in San Diego, where I used to live. Thank you for continuing your work, sharing your expertise with others.

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    • Hi Patricia, Thank you for sending me this lovely note, wow, I believe the class was called Renaissance of Ribbon Embroidery. This was a launch class for my book Embroidered and Embellished. Happy Stitching to you my friend! ~Christen

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