Friday, April 16, 2010

New at Bumbershoot Designs. Jeweled Feathers. A Vintage Button, Bead and Charm Bracelet

If you are familiar with Bumbershoot Designs, you will know that one of my favourite things to make are these button, bead and charm bracelets, pulling together vintage and antique components from my collection.

It takes some time to make each bracelet.  I audition beads, make charms, go looking in my collection and elsewhere for the perfect buttons to complement the other glass and metal components.  Each bracelet remains laid out on my work table so I can see it all the time. 

This particular bracelet features 5 vintage sparkly rhinestone buttons in different sizes and styles. Also featured are 2 individually made lampwork flowers from 1950's Japan in cobalt blue, plus 6 periwinkle teardrop beads, also vintage Japanese. The rivoli faceted glass buttons in cobalt are from 1940's West Germany. There are many charms made with vintage glass cabochons from Japan, West Germany and Czechoslovakia. The bracelet is named after the 3 very old Czech glass feather beads in turquoise with gold detailing (my only 3).

I love these bracelets, since they allow me the freedom to include all the vintage components I adore, in one place.
This one of a kind design is currently available here, at Bumbershoot Designs.
And on my worktable currently is the next button charm bracelet, a flower theme in shades of antique ivory, peach and coral. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. That is one beautiful bracelet, Sharon! You put so much care, attention to detail, and love into each piece........sigh. I hope when I grow up "artistically", I'll be like you!