Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Button Necklaces and a Giveaway

 Only a few more days left in April and I haven't done a giveaway yet for this month so here we go....

 Back in 2008 when the book "A Charming Exchange" came out I knew I had to own it knowing it was written by my friend Kelly Snelling along with Ruth Rae. It's a wonderful book filled with gorgeous jewelry, tons of inspiration and concise instructions. I cannot believe it's taken me this long to give it a try, but better late than never, right?

 The two necklaces I made are adapted from a combination of several techniques in the book. I was especially drawn to a necklace made with buttons since I happen to LOVE buttons-old and new.

  This is the first necklace I made for myself which consists of shell buttons and inchie images from ARTchix Studio. It was made with two images back to back so I can wear either side facing out.

         Here's the necklace I'm giving away:

                                                                            side 1

                                                                            side 2

  For this piece I chose to make it a necklace you can easily slip over your head. Vintage buttons were used along with an inchie image from ARTchix Studio on the second side which says "share happiness" and one of my own on the first side which simply says "shine". The chain/ribbon measures approx. 29".

  If you'd like to have this necklace all you have to do is leave me a comment by Tuesday, May 8.
 I will randomly draw a winner on May 9. Look for your name then. Good luck!

                          " Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."
                                                                                               Ruth Ann Schabacker


  1. Me, me, me, me!!! Linda this is just gorgeous!

    I have a giveaway on my blog as well.

    sandee's sanity

    Go check it out...

  2. The book looks worthwhile. Love the necklace, particularly the way you've used the 'inchies'

  3. oh Linda! Wonderful necklaces. Please put my name in for a chance to win! Your quote is one of my favorites too : ))))

  4. Miss Linda, This necklace is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Please pick my name in your give-away!!!!!!!
    LuAnn ;-)

  5. so beautiful Linda! you are a generous lady!

  6. You did a great job, Linda! It's so pretty. Love the pop of color with those little mother of pearl buttons. :)

  7. love love love that stunning work of art!!!! WHAT A GENEROUS giveaway!!! yes, please!!! MWAH!

  8. OH how very lovely indeed! Good things are worth waiting for no matter the time it takes.
    Thank you for the chance to be the lucky winner of your beautiful necklace dear Linda!
    Perfect ribbon quote too :)

  9. Lovely, Linda! I just love what you've done here and think you should have taken the opportunity to play far before now. Keep them coming!

  10. Love your necklaces Linda, and your art, and jewelry, and everything! I see I am not the only one with many interests! Great minds think alike!

  11. I've been loving making button necklaces since I was a wee one playing in my mother's button box, Yours are especially lovely. OX, Pamela

  12. What gorgeous necklaces!!! So one of a kind beautiful....I would be the talk of my next artclass for sure if I were lucky enough to walk in with this beauty around my neck. You have to ask yourself,,,do I feel lucky?
    Come on Linda,,,,make my day!!!

  13. Linda your talent is limitless whatever you do is amazing. these necklaces are so pretty, I would love to be included in your draw xxx

  14. Ou if I won it would be just in time for my 50th! Love the necklace and I always chose long lengths too! Love the sentiments as well! Just beautiful, who ever wins it is a lucky ducky!
    Thanks for congratulating me on my publication in CPS! Such a thrill to be in there! Hugs, Sanna

  15. You did a fantastic job, Linda! So pretty! Could you plop my name in the drawing? If my name is chosen, I'll pick someone else from the list to have you send it to. Because I already have that wonderful RAK you sent me. :) Hugs, Tamara

  16. I thought I had commented, but don't see it, so maybe not! As always Linda, your work is wonderful!! I love old buttons too.


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