Monday, April 25, 2011

The Button That Saved the Bracelet

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you've had a great start to your week. Allow me to introduce you to the button that saved the bracelet.

This past weekend was relaxed and gave me a chance to catch up on some little chores that have been hanging around the bead room for a while. One was to make a replacement on the closure for a freeform bracelet. I had originally used a really cute vintage bead that looks kind of like a pair of wings or flower petals. It was cute, but a little too small to be a secure, dependable closure, so it had to go back into the collection to be used elsewhere another day.

Do I have a photo of this cute little bead? Um, no. That would be entirely too logical. And I can either do Monday, or I can do logic. The ability to do both simultaneously seems to have vanished some time in my 30's....

However, here's what the bracelet looks like in its new, repaired state with the flower button pictured above in the place of the vintage bead closure.

I'm so happy to have it back in wearable shape. Now to decide -- should it go to one of the galleries that sell my work, be part of the inventory for my show in three weeks (gasp! I've got a lot to do for that!!!), or perhaps serve as an early entry for the Etsy shop I want to get started?

Maybe I'll take it for a test wear tomorrow and decide then.


Shirley said...

That is a totally cute bracelet! I just made my first freeform a few weeks ago, and I loved the experience. That little pink button is totally cute. Love it!

One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry said...

i love the look of free-form but am intimidated to try. this bracelet is really sweet and funky and just plain Fun! great button!

Karen Williams said...

I obviously missed this first time around - Too fun Bobbie! Your colors are so soft and beautiful; my favorite sort of "feminine" palette. And of course you know how I feel about freeform! :)

And your story about the button change had me giggling.

Sorry I missed this earlier!