Sunday, May 13, 2012

Button Swap Reveal


I never join swaps,but when I saw this Button swap on Cindy's Blog...ooooooohh yyyyeeeeaaaaa!!



Buttons Baby!!
and my partner for the event
Heather Powers
from
Oooh la-la!!

Now looky what I recieved in the mail...
oh dear
so much juicy button love..
plus fiber love.. 
Sigh.


How can I use these all in one piece...
impossible,each one is so beautiful and uniqie
and so
I ended up making some individual pieces...

 "Burst"
Wrap Around Bracelet
 using Heathers HANDMADE button and delicious fibers.


"BLoOm"
 Button Pendant
Using another sweet button,brass,fibers and wire.


I also added to each piece some of my new gemstones from Sandy at Sweet Pea Studio .
You have given me a new medium to work with dear friend and I am forever thankful.
xoxo

Be sure to check out all the amazing participants from this hop
and go see what Heather made with the batch I mailed her...
My first ever Enamel buttons...heehee.


Now go and Visit the other Hoppers!! I am sure you will get inspired to go through that stash of Buttons you have!!

Cat Kerr and Heather Powers * you are here
Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.
* Pam Ferarri and Stefanie Teufel (will share their reveal on a later date)
* Stefanie Teufel and Pam Ferarri (will share their reveal on a later date)

43 comments:

playsculptlive said...

I love what you did with your beads from Heather. Made the piece really your own.

yoborobo said...

Wow - those are amazing buttons. Like little sculptures. :) Love the new pieces you made from them. Happy Mother's Day to you - I hope you get lots of spoiled. :) xox!

Alice said...

What gorgeous buttons you received from Heather! I love both of your pieces. The colors are so pretty and I love how you attached the button in the Bloom necklace. Fantastic job!

BahamaDawn said...

i really love all of the pieces you made! you hit the jackpot with the buttons you received!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Those are wonderful - love the organic feel to both! just gorgeous

Cece Cormier said...

No doubt, great buttons to work with. Your pieces are beautiful.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

You made beautiful things with those pretty buttons from Heather <3 !!

Heather Powers said...

Cat you created two amazing pieces! I love both of them. The pendant is such an interesting way to use a button. I would have never thought of that! Thanks for being a great swap partner - I loved what you sent me

Amanda said...

it never occurred to me until now, but after reading about this button swap there are powerful archaeological overtones in your work - the capturing of fragments of life and seeing them frozen forever in your lovely jewelry is not unlike excavating and finding remnant's of someone's past. all we have is that collection of objects to try and divine their past - like a set of clues in a mystery.

i love the work you do and the art you create, dear cat. each object is a little mirror into one's soul...

Dana said...

Very nice. I love the wrap around bracelet... may have to try that with one of my left over buttons.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

I love the nevklace with the brass. You have given me such inspiration...

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lucky girl!!! Such pretty buttons turned into such lovely jewelry!

Laurel said...

You were right to give each button its own setting - lovely work!

kristibasket said...

Wonderful buttons you received!! The pieces you made are beautiful!

Billi's Paper Batiks said...

Beautiful buttons and project! Love this swap.

jenna said...

I love Heather's work and you made some beautiful creations with her buttons. I took a quick scroll through the rest of your blog and am loving your style. Will definitely be back :)

Pretty Things said...

Oh man, pass that over here! I am in love with it. Seriously in love.

Creative Arty Facts said...

Cat - totally love the "burst" bracelet you made using mixed media. The gorgeous colours and textures make this on my favourite!

Beadbug said...

I love the buttons you received and the pieces you made are beautiful.

Thoughtfulhands said...

Great pieces Cat but I must say that necklace is awesome love love love the yellow...

re-maker said...

Wow, fantastic!

N Valentine Studio said...

I love the daffodil piece with the citrine looking stones it's so yummy!

Firefly Visions said...

Love the fiber that you included in your designs. The fiber gives a light airy quality to each piece, which I think is especially important for summer. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tracy Statler said...

Cool wrap bracelet and great use of the metal work behind the button. I love the stones mixed in. Really pretty!

Tracy

Cindy said...

Cat, yes, when I think of buttons, I do think of you! I love how you have incorporated them in your mixed media work in the past, and now in your jewlery. Heather sent you 4 amazing buttons, and you sure did them justice! The wrap bracelet is really a fantastic idea - what a way to show of her polymer button. I especially love the soldered pendant with the burst of bright yellow. Absolutely stunning. I won't be surprised to see more polymer clay in your work in the future!

Kim said...

Beautiful buttons, and I love what you made with them.

Christine said...

Heathers buttons are amazing - love your designs! Burst is a perfect addition to any summer look & Bloom is lovely!

Holly said...

Cat, oh goodness, what you received from Heather is lovely! And what you created with those buttons is amazing! I'm totally in love with that bracelet, and the pendant is just yummy!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Well, you knocked these pieces out of the park! Very inventive using the button for a pendant. These are really stunning. And a belated Happy Mother's Day.
Cyndi

TesoriTrovati said...

I just love what you did with those buttons! I think that Heather makes the most delightful things. Those buttons are so cute! I happen to have a few of them and they are special!
Enjoy the day! Erin

kimmykats said...

I will take both please! Oh my I love the yellows and then the wrap bracelet is so fun! Fantastic!

Charming Peggy said...

Wow - really great buttons! You made some rockin' pieces with them!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely adore the daffodil button "stitched" to metal. THats the kind of thing I would do. Looks great! (As does the bracelet...)

CraftyHope said...

Both of your pieces are divine but that Burst bracelet is just eye candy! Love the color, love the fiber, love the stones and beads you used, love the button you picked, love that it wraps. . .absolutely LOVE IT! Thank you for the fabulous inspiration.

KayzKreationz said...

They are both so pretty. But I especially love Burst, the wrap around bracelet. Nice job.

Julia said...

Wow-- what lovely buttons you received!!! The one you used in "Burst" is my favorite-- I love how you used it with the fabric-- such a yummy combination of colors <3

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with all of us on this swap/challenge/hop. I look forward to seeing more from you~

*~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

Stacie said...

I couldn't wait to drive by and see what you did with your buttons! This was my first ever swap too...and I think I will start participating more as it is such a great way to dive into doing something different with a deadline attached! Love your concepts...and really love those enameled buttons~ You and Cynthia seem to be having a lot of fun with enameling...I have to try that someday! Lovely pieces...as usual, your creativity inspires mine...

Designed by Vera said...

Awesome job. I love the enameling. They are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I love the bracelet and necklace that you made with the buttons that Heather sent! Both are very pretty designs!

Shanti Johnson said...

Luv ur designs! Bloom is my fav!! So organic natural Boho! Way beautiful designs! I see ur in Central Fla too!!!

Stories They Tell said...

You really did some wonderfully creative things with Heather's buttons, so different and interesting. I love your whole aesthetic! I'll have to get a copy of BAJ to check out your cuffs-- your treatment of the fabric is amazing.

LoriF said...

Great creative stuff! Love what you did with Heather's buttons...that bracelet is just speaking to me.
Congrats on your published work as well!

sweet pea jewelry said...

Im so happy to see you using some of the gemstones. I hope they bring you lots and lots of joy!
xoxo