Wow, is this a great button or what?!! Answer: Yes, this is a great button!! :)
If you don't normally seek out buttons for jewelry making, you might want to give it a try the next time you experience designer's block. It's great for charging up your creative batteries!
I found this particular button during my last Walmart visit over the weekend. We don't get there often, so I like to check out the sewing and craft aisles.
This is a 38mm "washable and dry cleanable" button made in France and distributed by the Blumenthal Lansing Company in Lansing, Iowa. (http://www.blumenthallansing.com/).
I was immediately drawn to the color, but from a distance thought it was a matte blue button. Upon closer inspection I discovered the sparkles imbedded within.
I'd like to use the same concept that I used recently to create the Swarovski button rings and make this into a fun, over the top, bracelet.
I have finally sorted all my crystals into one location so I'm excited to start digging through everything to find some interesting shapes to attach to the top of this button to form a sculptural focal piece. I would love to try end up with an abstract art inspired piece!
As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences using buttons in jewelry designs!!