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Wretch-ed Button

About this design:

My mom was getting rid of some stuff. I saw these buttons and it was like a kid seeing candies for the first time. This button being the best. However, I looked at it in the sun and the crystals appeared to be light yellow, I paired them together and took it apart. I looked at it under another light, they looked a topaz color. Needless to say it has sat for a year. Sorry for the long story, but this has given me angst for a year! Finally I paired it w/Swarovski golden shadow & I still don't know if I like it.


metal shank button, charcoal glass pearls, golden shadow crystals, silver clasp & AS spacers

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    It’s a lovely set! The focal button is so pretty!
    The photo doesn’t capture the color of the crystals, but I’m sure they look wonderful!

  2. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I agree I can’t see the color of the crystals, but that is a heavenly blue! Beautiful set!

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    That’s exactly right, I couldn’t capture the color because it kept evading me. I have no idea what the true color is. Oh, the blue is actually a bad photographer trying to capture the charcoal color pearls.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That’s a fabulous button. It makes a really great necklace focal. I think you’ve done a good job.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    I can see why you loved those buttons. You were right to keep the rest of the design straightforward to let those beauties take center stage.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I like it especially the large button. Don’t worry about the color. If the piece looks good then the color is good. :)

    A word of unsolicited advice from an old art teacher: When you aren’t sure about a design or a color put it “in the closet” and don’t look at it for at least a week. When you look at it again you will have a better chance of seeing what you’ve got. What you have may not be what you had in mind….it may be even better! :D

  7. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    You made my day Little round chick Nancy, right?
    That was a very smart art teacher.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lovely, the button is so pretty :D

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I think you did a great job! LRC is right. :) and golden shadow Swarovski crystals have a lot of different shades themselves so I think those were the perfect choice!

  10. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Thanks, Becky! Is that your daughter as your “avatar”? She’s cute as a button!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Actually, she’s my granddaughter so I can’t take any credit for her cuteness. :) but thanks!! we think so, too. Her name is Jocelyn and she will be 2 in May. Her mommy is my daughter and we just found out there is going to be a sibling for Jocelyn in September. :) My oldest son’s wife is also pregnant and due on his birthday, July 4th, so soon I will have 3 of the precious little ones to spoil! :) :) :) !!!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Yes, JenniferLynn, I’m LRC, AKA Nancy, AKA The Old Art Teacher. :D

  13. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    So Nancy all the secrets are coming out. Hmm, you forgot the SMART art teacher! :D

  14. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Spoiling is good! I was & turned out great, hee hee. :P

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    I think this is a really good design for that cool button :D

  16. Joanne H-B
    Joanne H-B says:

    LOVE the buttons! Lovely project

  17. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Thanks, everybody! I love the compliments!

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