Sunday, April 5, 2015

Handmade Buttons: A Card and a Gift in one.

BUTTONS FROM ITALIAN GLASS:
Are you noticing lots of lovely buttons lately? I don't know if they are popular right now or I am just seeing more button related things because I am currently focused on them. What do you think?
 
A local artisan creates buttons from Italian glass and they are gorgeous. You can find her Facebook page here . Working with the individual glass buttons in my studio, I find the ideas simply flow when creating card designs for them. For now, I have focused on flowers, birds and birds wearing knitted sweaters. Yes, I said birds wearing sweaters. Okay, I am not sure why that idea popped into my head but it was spontaneous when I started sketching the sparrow. These buttons look fabulous on knitted sweaters and scarves so I decided to clothe an owl in a sweater too.
  





When my friend was picking up peacock feathers at a bird sanctuary where we were this winter, I wasn't thinking of buttons but when I was looking at some turquoise and green glass buttons I was reminded of the eye in a peacock feather.  
 

 I couldn't help thinking about owls when I saw this style and colour of button.
 
 
 
 
 ALSO BUTTONS IN THE MAIL:
 
Look at this set of handmade buttons made by my friend Jenn that came in the mail for me recently. Aren't I the lucky one.  :)
 
METALLIC BUTTONS:
Now I must get sorting my fabric and notions from our move as I've promised Win Dinn some metal buttons for her three dimensional mixed media work. Check out her blog here: http://windinnart.blogspot.ca/

4 comments:

Win Dinn said...

Oh, I love, love, LOVE these cards, Eileen. I can see they'll be a wonderful hit, given the juicy button coupled with your wonderful line drawings...gorgeous!

HollyM said...

How sweet and creative! Love the buttons and your drawings too.

Jennifer Van der Hoek said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the "peaches" - glad you like them! :)

Laura Leeder said...

Eileen, these are absolutely delightful and adorable! They just make me smile......