Thursday, March 25, 2010

Button Lovers Unite! PTI Blog Hop


Welcome to the March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  This month's theme is all about buttons and our challenge was to use PTI buttons on a project...however we wanted!

Well, I decided to have some fun with this one!  I've attemped several times to make my own button rings!  I love the look of them, they are just so fun!  So, when I saw this theme was buttons, I decided to pick up my tools and give it another try.  Now, I am just a novice and am just beginning to learn how to do this and I taught myself by watching videos, so these pieces are by no means perfect! :)  (Be prepared, there are A LOT of pictures!)

But first, let's start with the packaging!




Here's the box open:


And, what is inside...

 
Here's a closeup view of the jewelry inside that is made with PTI Vintage Buttons. 


On the necklace pendant I used Hawaiian Shores buttons on the base and as the top piece also.  I LOVE the sparkly Raspberry Fizz button in the middle!  The three buttons are glued on to the back of a jewerly pendant base.


Here's a view of the duo together.  I love that ring too!  The colors are just so fun!


The photo above shows the ring you already saw above, plus two others made using the Hawaiian Shores & Chocolate Brown buttons with silver wire.  I have several shirts in this color scheme that I'll enjoy wearing these with!


This ring uses one of the fun flower buttons (this one in Aqua Mist) that are found in many of the button collections!  I used just a little bit of a wire loop on the flower to make a flower center and not hide the rest of the button.


I also made some pendants to match the rings.  All three of them can be seen below.


Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog today!  I'd LOVE to hear your comments and thoughts (and tips!!) 

I hope that you'll check out the rest of the blog hop members.  Blogs can be added until 11:00 PM Central Time tonight so be sure to check this thread for an updated list!

Supplies
Buttons: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz, White, Aqua Mist & Chocolate Brown
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart & Raspberry Fizz, Champagne VersaMark
Stamps:  PTI Tin Type Background, Polka Dot Basics II, Beautiful Blooms II
Other:  Pop Dots, Wire, Necklace Base (not sure what it is actually called), Turquoise & Tan Scrappers Floss

70 comments:

Amy Kolling said...

Jen....you OUTDID yourself!! These are beautiful...I still think the one ring is my favorite (the one with the chocolate base). But, I WANT that pendant and I must see how you made it! We'll talk more about it later!! Thanks for giving me the inspiration to make my own button ring! :)

Barb said...

Gee, Jen... are you planning on giving any of those away? Ahem {clearing throat} Ahem...

They are beautiful! And the gift box is so cute... great job!

Chris Simon said...

Oh my goodness! What a great idea to make rings out of the buttons. I used to make bead rings all the time, and have lots of jewelry making tools. I'm definitely going to be giving this a whirl. I love, love, love everything you've made.

Taheerah said...

Oh my gosh, I love these!!

Laurie said...

Wow you have been busy! Everything looks so pretty!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful Jen! You really put a lot of thought and heart into those. Just gorgeous!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Too cool! I'm blown away by this! I've never heard of button rings.

liz Thomas (wifelady) said...

You've got some serious skills - that necklace pendant is so pretty. That box is to die for also -- very nice work! Lovin it!

Melissa said...

These are beautiful! And I love your box too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wow! I love the jewelry! Your box is adorable too. If a prize is to be given right now, I'd say you should get it! I really like the necklace!

Anonymous said...

Jen, that box is gorgeous!!!! Oh my goodness, love it! You are very talented!

Janice McDonald said...

Wow...so beautiful...I want a ring now!

Dana said...

The rings are really awesome

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous creations!

peggysue said...

Wow a jewelry maker! I don't think the card makers will ever be able to compete! :) NEat pendant too and the box is so cute. I'm with Barb, standing here in line waiting for my ring!

Diane Jaquay said...

The jewelry is really beautiful! I've never even heard of a button ring (I'm not jewelry wearing gal). Love the box too! Great projects you're sharing tonight Jen!

Rebecca said...

Wow ... Very creative! Love your color choice for everything.

Diane said...

Nice job! :-)

Babies-Beth said...

Oh my, Jen, I love it all! I just love the jewlery!!

Marge said...

Wow, talk about button goodness!!! Your box & jewelry are fabulous!

Kelly S. said...

I could barely get past the cuteness of that box but THEN when you opened it? HOW COOL! I envy the lucky recipient of that gift...so much heart and soul into creating that, awesome!

Anonymous said...

These are soo cool! Very creative!

Karen H. said...

Wow that jewelry is awesome! The rings are so cool - very creative!

Anika said...

Wow, Jen! I was impressed with the box, then you show off your jewelry!! Fantastic!

Jennifer K said...

These are great! Just beautiful.

Nancy L. said...

are you serious!!! PTI buttons, wow!!! they turned out awesome!!

Lisa Voerg said...

What a creative way to use buttons. How much fun wearing the buttons! Very nice!

Katie said...

Oh my! You are the button queen! Not only is the jewelry fantastic, but the packaging! Looks like I'm not the only one with my eye on that fantastic pendant. You'll be showing us how you made it, right? I think I have the general idea, but need the 'deets'!

Kay D said...

Wow- I'm speechless! Button jewelry? These are amazing! Do you have an Etsy store?

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Oh my... Awesome projects!

Cammie said...

Oh my gosh! Your rings and pendents are fabulous! I'm going to have pull out jewelry making supplies. And the gift box is such a fun design.

Pat said...

Love the pendant. What great gifts these would make.

Kerri said...

WOW!!! You rock, woman! These are fabulous!!! LOVE the box too!

Allison Cope said...

OMG... SO cool! Love the box, the box band and especially those beautiful rings! FABULOUS!

Elizabeth S. said...

Wow!! What wonderful jewelry!! I love them. The box is a fantastic package for them.
I may have to try and make some, but they won't turn out as great as these.

Sherry said...

Jewelry!?! WOW...how cool is that!! These are absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

jen said...

Holy cow!! The packaging is fab- but when I saw the button jewelry- WOW! WOW! WOW!!!

Heather P. said...

Eeeep! Not only is the packaging gorgeous, just *LOOK* at that jewelry! Fantabulous!

Sue Plote said...

OMG! That's all I can say! Well, I'll add a WOW!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the box is beautiful and the jewelry is amazing! What fabulous projcts!

Janelle said...

Great button jewelry -- and fabulous packaging!

Liz said...

I love the colors on the box. And holy cow are those necklaces and rings cool!!!

Laural-Lee said...

WOW that's amazing! Love the jewelry. If my fingers were a little bigger I could see myself wearing them. I love you little box. Would never know that you were a beginner. Beautifully done!

Lori said...

WOW!! Fabulous!!!

Kathryn B said...

Great iidea to make rings! Your little box is perfect! I really love the colors you chose for it along with the design! It rocks! TFS

Darla said...

Wow!! LOVE the jewelry and the cute box!!

Suzanne said...

wow, these are fab. I thought your box was cute, but when you opened it, blew me away.

Savitri said...

Super cute!!!

sillyleann said...

Totally fun and totally creative!!

Traveling Mama said...

Wow! Totally and completely amazing projects! I love them all!

Unknown said...

omg... are you kidding me? This is so amazing! I love the template, and then the jewelry is too beautiful. Great job!

Sharon said...

Wow!! Great job on everything!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Simply gorgeous! One more thing to add to my "wish to do" list!

Jessica said...

Wow. I'm stunned. Those are so beautiful!

Jackie Pedro said...

What an outstanding post! I LOVE IT ALL....sorry for yelling!! Those rings are fabulous....I especially LOVE the Aqua Mist ring!!

Christine Pennington said...

Wow girl! Fantastic box and what fun beautiful jewelry!

Unknown said...

FUN project! Box, jewelery, everything. Love the colors!

Gayatri said...

WOW! awesome jewellery. love the finger rings. And the gift box to go with it is fantastic. Great work!

Terri said...

Great job on everything! I especially like the necklace though!

Maureen said...

fabulous box and even more fabulous jewelry!! very creative use of buttons this month :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable box, but that jewelry is AWESOME!

Nadine said...

OMIGOSH Jen I am in AWE! Absolutely the best project I've seen using buttons. And you're self-taught? Even more amazing.

If you'd like to send them to Hawaii I'd be happy to give them a good home in the sunshine! I promise to only take them off when I go to the beach. :o)

Susan said...

WOW!! This is so incredibly creative!! I love that pendant!! Your rings are adorable and your box just talked me into getting BB2. :)

Stacy said...

Jen this is awesome! LOVE the box!! The scallop wrap with the buttons & polka dots are a great combo! And the jewelery... button jewelery for adults... Who knew??? Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, I love your button jewelry and the box you made is darling!

Holly Jordan said...

OMG!!! These are fabulous, you should consider selling them. Seriously :)

Anita Rex said...

Thankyou for sharing the video link also! What gorgeous button jewelery!

Bridgett Owens said...

Jen, these are so awesome! Love the jewelry! The box is super fab also! I love, love, love buttons and am always eager to find a new way to use them but this is wonderful! Button rings and necklaces! Shut the front door! I am so wanting to make a button ring now!!! LOL
Angel Hugs,
Bridgett

Kara said...

So cool! Love the necklace!
Kara

Dana said...

Oh MY. Gosh. These rings are amazing! I can't believe you made them! You must teach us how on the forum! (oh and the packaging is pretty nifty too!)

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