Thursday, April 21, 2011

Button Swap Blog Hop

Button Swap Blog Hop

In March I received my wonderful buttons for this swap from Lori Anderson aka Prettythings ~ Wow it was difficult to decide from the mother of pearl , wood, tortoise or two beauties from Lisa Peters...Lori mentioned in our conversation that she loved her mother of pearl buttons the with that in mind....I pulled out my copper...hammered and shaped...buffed and patinated... Not really sure where I was going with to reveal....drum roll please.......

My Copper & Patina Kite Necklace
Button Goodness from Lori
Look what Lori made with my Copper etched button!  Love, love, love it!

My swap buttons & raku and copper

Flying my kite!

So somehow my mind translated this into a kite....guess I've been dreaming of blue skies and clouds.
 I finally got to fly my kite today...First sun in weeks!  
 I love all the choices she sent to decide what to make next! 
Thanks Lori!
I also want to thank Michelle Mach for coordinating this event~
Looking forward to the next! 

Join in the Giveaway
-open to everyone! 
 Comment on any (or all) blogs below and you can win a set of fabulous buttons.  Each comment on a different blog gets you one entry.  So if they comment on all posts, that would be 25 entries!  But if they comment 25 times on Lori's blog, that only counts as one entry! 

Anyways, take a moment to see what everyone made with their buttons and enter to win....should be a fun day! 

1. Cat - Boo Beads

2. Cindy - Sweet Bead Studio

3. Cory - Art with Moxie

4. Cyndi - Beading Arts

5. Dita - Alankarshilpa

6. Donna, Marti, and Michelle - Beads & Books

7. Erin - Treasures Found

8. Hope - Crafty Hope

9. Inca - Zerenity Design

10. Katrine - Army of Sock Monsters

11. Krista - French Elegant Jewelry

12. Kristie - Artisan Clay

13. Linda D. - Lutka and Co.

14. Linda L. - Linda's Bead Blog

15. Lody - Lody's Beadworks

16. Lori - Pretty Things

17. Loretta - Loretta's Boutique

18. Malin - Beading by Malin de Koning

19. Mary - MK's Creative Musings

20. Maryanne - Zingala's Workshop

21. Melinda - Melinda Orr Metal & Clay Jewelry Designs

22. Saskia - Perlendistel

23. Shannon - For My Sweet Daughter

24. Shirley - Beads and Bread

25. Stephanie - Confessions of a Bead Hoader


Shirley said...

Oh, I love the kite idea! That necklace just makes me want to get outside and enjoy life. What a great design!

Kristi Bowman said...

That is absolutely adorable Melinda, what a fantastic idea. Lori sent you some beautiful buttons too.

Inca said...

That kite was so adorable =)

Alice said...

How clever! I love the kite idea! The buttons you received are just lovely!!!

I've enjoyed hopping around the blogs and seeing all the wonderful creations.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love your little kite! So creative. What a great design!
Shannon C

Pretty Things said...

WOW, Melinda, I'm blown away (ha, blown away, kite, see what I did there?). I would never have thought of this, and you did an utterly amazing job.

I stole your photo of the buttons you sent me and put it on my blog so people could see what you sent -- if you saw my desk right now you'd understand why I can't find anything, and being under-the-weather, I'll be lucky if I can dig out for a while.

Thank you so much for being so generous in your giving!

KayzKreationz said...

I love that kite necklace. What a cute use of the buttons. I always loved flying kites as a kid. Take me back to some fun times. And the buttons you sent to Lori were awesome.

Cindy said...

Melinda, you really hit this one right out of the park! I absolutely love your kite design...who would have ever dreamed up that one?? :-) It is so cool. Perfect for these windy spring days that we are having..... I LOVE it!! And I love the buttons/components that you sent Lori too.

Michelle Mach said...

How cute to make a kite design! So perfect for spring! Thank you for joining the swap.

Lutka And Co. said...

What a happy necklace! Love it!

Cynthia said...

Love that kite - how cute!

Cory said...

How clever is that? And beautiful too.

Cyndi L said...

That kite is wonderful! What an adorable way to use the lovely button :-)

SueBeads said...

WOW! You received great buttons and did a beautiful job on the kite!

CraftyHope said...

Yowza!! I love, love, LOVE this pendant/necklace! It's too cute, awesomely creative, and sooooo wearable. I would absolutely wear it OFTEN. Fantastic work!

Kristen said...

I love what your kite and I am sure Lori does too. You both inspired each other and did amazing!

Bobbie said...

Wonderful! It'll brighten any day when you wear it.

Steph L. said...

So creative, great job!!!

Marian Hertzog said...

I love the kite necklace! Very fun!

BooBeads said...

What a fun necklace!

Loretta said...

How cute is that. Love your kite necklace!

Carol said...

You did justice to Lori's button!!! Lovely. . . Your etched buttons were gorgeous!!!

Artisan Clay said...

I love your kite! I'm feeling the spring vibe in my step :-)

Holly said...

Oh, goodness, Melinda! What a beautiful kite this is! :) Those buttons from Lori are luscious, and I do so love what you've done with this one, in particular!

Lody said...

Absolutely stunning creations - of you and your partner. Such neat ideas and great use of the buttons.

Bonnie said...

Very creative idea. I love it!

Malin de Koning said...

So pretty and adorable! I wanna go flying right now.

becca said...

I adore copper. And am amazed with your patinas. Such lovely work.

mitz said...

...what a clever idea... even franklin would be great job

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