Well I didn’t get my piece finished 😦 August just kind of crept up on me, plus I had some special orders to do. But I did get all the materials gathered and get it started so here is what I got.
When Melissa posted the Hop a few months ago I was excited bc I collect weird objects: rocks, feathers, sewing bobbins, buttons, bicycle chain etc. You name it and I probably have it in my collection for “maybe I’ll make this into jewelry someday”. I have this mason jar of buttons I picked up from an antique store a few years ago, mostly vintage buttons, some plain, a few unique. This hop seemed like the perfect chance to use them.
I found the zipper at a craft store a few days after the Hop announcement and my ideas just stemmed from there. All buttons will be bezeled and edged individually then attached together to form a bib like necklace. The zipper will be workable and act as the clasp as well.
I’m using 4 different colors of delica: frost, black, pink and transparent salmon; as well as 6 different colors of 15° : black, frost, orange, color-lined dark salmon, silver and light pink. I’m choosing color combinations and patterns at random, but trying to make sure I’m not using the same ones over again
I’m hoping to be able to finish up in the next few weeks…..thanks for stopping by to see my (unfinished) piece!