Sharing my love for all things vintage, my crafts, sewing, Limoges, porcelain, decorating, recipes, Family and so much more. Also, living with Fibromyalgia, Pernicious Anemia and other yucky things. I am a wife & mother of three who simply loves to share. Thank you for visiting and spending time with me. Hugs, Beverly
Friday, May 10, 2013
DONI BUTTON BRACELET AND OTHER STUFF
Doni Button Bracelet and Other Stuff
Well this week has been over the top strange. I find myself in the precarious position where I no longer have a Doctor or anyone to give me my weekly shots. I would not even know where to begin to explain this but suffice it to say this is not a good thing for someone with fibromyalgia and pernicious anemia. I am praying and working hard on trying to get this issue resolved. My struggle for proper health care has been going on for tens years. I know that somehow, someway every little thing is going to be alright.
Even with all the craziness going on I can usually find things to help me forget and get through it one step at a time. This week I had a mission on my mind. My sister, Patti, had asked me to make a handbag for her friend. She wanted one with the The Lord's Prayer on it. I felt very compelled to make it and it was of course my pleasure. My sister's friend is very sick and struggles to make ends meet. She saw my sister's purse that I had made and she so loved it. So this week I finished the purse and I mailed it off today. I am excited that soon my sister's friend will have her purse!!!!
And here it is......
So finishing up my sister's friends purse made me want to craft a little more. Doni at Faith, Grace and Crafts had sent me the most fabulous pink button collection. Thank you so much Dear Doni. Well I decided that the buttons were so lovely and I wanted to make something personal out of them. Also, something that would not damage them and so that they could all stay together. So I am a bracelet girl. I have no idea why but I love bracelets. Matter of fact I can not leave home without a bracelet or two or three.... Ask my husband and my children they will tell you. So I decided to make a bracelet. Let me show it to you first and then I will tell you how I made it. It was so easy. Easy DIY Button Bracelet...
I have named my bracelet Doni Button Bracelet to honor my friend and her gift to me.
The crown button is the only button that I added to the mix.
My little birdie looks so spiffy wearing my Doni Button Bracelet.
I love Bunnies!!!
I plan to wear my Doni Button Bracelet a lot when I am out and about. It is just lovely but most of all it will remind me of my friend Doni. Again, thank you ever so kindly Doni. You are a doll.....
Oh almost forgot. To make the bracelet I simply used stretchy wire and doubled it. I threaded the wire through the shanks on the buttons in an arrangement that I liked. I tied the wire and added a jewelry crimp to keep it from coming apart. Then I added a piece of sheer ribbon and tied it into a bow. If you have some beautiful buttons, give it a try. It is super easy and it really does make a nice bracelet.
Okay so if that wasn't enough. My son is helping me turn my little chest into a jewelry box! I am so excited. Soon I should have a home for my Doni Button Bracelet and all my bracelets. Here are some pictures. Please excuse the mess....
We started by unscrewing the top and removing it. Then we sanded it and gave it a few coats of paint. We had to fill in some tiny holes but that was pretty easy to do.
Then we added hinges so the top can open.
Here is a view of the front.
I think it is starting to look a little like a jewelry box!
I so love to give new life to old things.
Always consider recycling and reusing.
Be sure to come back next week to see our progress.
I hope to be finished with this project by then.
Here is a previous photo of my little chest.
This week was a challenge for me but even in all the craziness I managed, yet again, to get through the storm. I was able to be creative and to make a gift for someone special. I also managed to make a few people smile really big. There is nothing better than that. is there? To my sister Patti, I love you. To Doni, thank you for the beautiful buttons and your friendship. So today I am a happy girl with a smile on my face as well. Today May 10, 2013 is National Military Souse Appreciation Day! To all of us who love and support our soldiers..