Tuesday, November 1, 2011

the last of the buttons and a GIVEAWAY...

The button class is over and I loved every minute of it. I know I will be using some of what I've learned on lots of future projects. Here are some images of what I've made since my last post. Click on the images for a close-up view.

an old quilted jacket decorated with toggle buttons and a dorset button embellishment

close-up of the toggle buttons

front and back view of the embellishment

dorset button earring made from a ring ½" in diameter. there will be a second earring.

ball button

brooch made from a 1 ½" brass ring

 And I've decided to do a couple of GIVEAWAYS of the buttons/brooches I've been making.  The first one will be a brooch and some hand dyed scrim.

the brooch measures 1 ½" in diameter and has a pinback. The scrim (not pictured here) will be of the same color.
 You just need to leave a comment to enter and the winner will be chosen, by random selection, on November 5th.
I think that if you are the winner and see some of these up close, you will want to sign up for one of Karen's classes. She will be offering more classes after the first of the year.

22 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

I was going to say that the ball button was my favourite, then I changed my mind to the brooch and then I realised that I couldn't choose as they're all so pretty.

Notjustnat said...

Wow Deanna, they are lovely, gorgeous, fantastic buttons! I will have to sign up for one of Karen's workshop. Next year is perfect for me. Thanks for letting me know. I love your vest too by the way - Hugs Nat

Jeannie said...

Hmm, first comment usually does not bode well for the give away, but whatever! I absolutely love your jacket. I zoomed in to look at the beautiful, vintage fabrics. I love the graphic design in them. Your buttons, if Karen needs a poster child for her class, you are it! Your buttons are fabulous! Take care and thanks for the opportunity.

Penny said...

I have been watching a few of you who made buttons and think that next year i would love to have a try at these in Karens class. Your give away looks lovely.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, every photo is beautiful -- Jane's right, a person can't pick a favorite. The earring is only 1/2 inch! You have some magic fingers is all I can say. xo

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

You are Buttons Bountiful--Big, beautiful buttons every one! The toggles look complex. My, my, leave a woman alone with her hands and her talents, and just look what erupts!

PS I need to remove myself from the give away drawing this time, as I am recently full with gifts from friends. Next time, maybe. Good luck to all.

kaiteM said...

you are a generous soul. i love all your buttons, every one of them is different tho i think i love the toggle ones the best, no - perhaps the dorset one with the bunch of flowers.

Jacky said...

Beautiful buttons (and you have had busy fingers!!!). I love Karens blog and have followed her for ages. If things settle down a bit I plan to do one of her workshops next year too.
I would love to put my name in the hat to win your gorgeous giveaway.

Jacky xox

Lis said...

Such lovely buttons, thanks for the chance to give one a home. I think the ball buttons would make good end of braid fastenings on small Japanese style bags. Thinks.....
Do you work with a magnifier btw or do you just have great eyes?

Greasyming said...

these are beautiful Deanna..

Flaming Nora said...

What a brilliant idea! Been wondering what to do with my buttons, you have inspired me! But don't enter me in the giveaway, i'm sure it would be against the rules!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

Deanna, these are absolutely lovely. I can see so many possibilities and uses for the various types of buttons you produced. I enjoy Karen's blog and would love to try my hand at one of her classes but I'm limited in the funds area so these are a real treat, you're progress and posting from the class. Thank you for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Such a variety of interesting buttons you've made - amazing and lovely work!

Susan Hemann said...

Such lovely work! I have a huge button collection and simply love handmade buttons.

Doreen G said...

Finally I have found your blog Deanna--now to go off reading.
Don't enter me in the giveaway seeing as we were students together.

deanna7trees said...

Flaming Nora and Doreen...I am including you in the giveaway. It's not at all against the rules.

liniecat said...

I have a broach very much like yours in blue, I found it at a car boot stall somewhen as I recall and wear it often, though....at this moment I realise I havent seen it for a while!
It will be in that 'somewhere safe' place........must look for it!
I like your ball button too, great stitching Deanna!

Beacee said...

Beautiful! You've done Karen proud. I particularly like your dorset buttons, but they're all gorgeous.

Ingrid said...

These buttons are beautiful. Your work is so delicate and perfectly executed - so many, so tiny. What a wonderful collection. Congratulations.

Els said...

I love what you did with the buttons! Karen is a good teacher when I see all the Flickr results !

Gina said...

Well somehow I missed this post and there I was wondering where you were! Being creative again!

aracne said...

These buttons are just unbelievable, I would like to learn how to make them one of these days.

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