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“what to do w/ Gran's button”

Description from Mommykat Bubbly Chick: I have a collection of Gran's buttons & (i think) belt buckles? made from mother of pearl or similar shell item. The pieces range in size from dime sized to about 2 1/2 inch diameter. I would love to make something with these... but they have been siitting aroung on my desk for a few years ans I truely dont have any idea what to do with them


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  1. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:


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  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lorrie, what a fabulous collection from your Gran! You’re right, you should create something special from these!!! Hmmmmm We need to put on our Chicky Thinking Caps and come up with some ideas. I’ll ponder it over and get back to you…..

    Great pick, BTW, to illustrate your collection, Lorrie! :D

  3. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    HMMM Lorrie—maybe a centerpiece for a bracelet or necklace and attach some seed beeds (wrap) as a connector? YOU are so creative we know you will come up with something very cool my dear! I agree with Lynn—great pick to describe your grandma’s collection! :)

  4. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Lorrie, the larger round disks could definitely be pendants. The belt buckles could, too & they would be pretty funky! I like Mary’s idea with seed beads.

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    kitty mom jb says:

    How big are some of the buckles/buttons? Interlacing ribbon/velvet to make a dramatic choker. Glue/sew on some sparklies too. Or re-use the buckles with some vintage ties from the resale. Very fashionable.

  6. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    ok, there’s some ideas there. Thanks, everyone.
    i will have to play some & see what I can come up with. It has been 4 years since Gran Passed, and I really want to make something special as a rememberence.

  7. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Hey Lorrie—Scarves are so popular right now–you could even maybe put one of the thinner scarves through and wear it. Does that make sense?

  8. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Yes, I could try that also! Thanks very much! Sometimes, I just get to missing her lots, and then feel like she would want me to be using them.
    I had some of her antique buttons, and I turned those into earrings.

  9. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Ditto! I think they are all good ideas! Could you really make some of the bigger flat circles into a funky new belt? I have often mentioned to my sister about creating a line of belts to sell. She hasn’t bit yet!?! LOL

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