Thursday, January 14, 2010

VTT Antique Button Bracelet

This is a bit later than my normal VTT post, I slept in and today am feeling I think somewhat less awful and with any luck at all yesterday was the worst day!
A few years ago at the Sewing and Needlecraft show at the Fairgrounds I purchased this set of antique buttons and attached them to a bracelet. I wonder how great the craftsman's eye sight must have been to make them, I believe they are 19th. century and I think they are what is called "steel cut" but I know little about them and I welcome any further information.

I am very fond of it, I think the buttons are quite beautiful, if you zoom in you will see the detail on them is exquisite and they are only a half inch in diameter. Very sadly one of the buttons has been lost so recently I have been searching for a replacement, mostly through eBay. To date I have not been successful so if any of you eagle eyed blogging VTT'ers come across such a button would you please let me know!
This sewing show is due in Phx. again the end of the month so I think I will go just on the off-chance that this vendor or one like them may be there.
Now surf on over to Colorado Lady's blog to find the rest of the VTT participants.
PS my finger is OK, still tender but looks as if it will heal up nicely, PTL!

15 comments:

Postcardy said...

Those are nice buttons.

LV said...

I am no authority on buttons, but those in the bracelet are very pretty. That is such a great idea. I can see why you love it. You just never know what can be created if you try.

~~Carol~~ said...

Your bracelet is so lovely, and I had no idea that those were buttons until you said so! I hope you can find a replacement button. I'm sure you will, because Ebay has everything!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I love our button bracelet! What a treasure. I hope you can find a replacement.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Susan L (lily40au) said...

What a clever idea ... I hope you find a replacement button at the next show.

Maureen said...

I love your repurposed bracelet. I will certainly keep my eyes peeled for a replacement and I will also ask a button collector to come check out this post. You never know....

viridian said...

I cannot tell you anythinga bout your buttons, except they make a great bracelet. Happy VTT.

Coloradolady said...

I would have never guessed this was buttons, but I have to say, makes it all the more special. This is really lovely. Happy VTT!

Threeundertwo said...

I love that! What a great way to use buttons. It's so unique.

Barbara Jean said...

Great bracelet!
Thanks for coming by my place for a visit.

blessings

barbara jean

CC said...

Hi Ros..
Your bracelet is beyond gorgeous. Those buttons are wonderful and if I should ever see or find any,I will most certainly let you know. You're right, the workmanship on the buttons is was out of the ordinary. Happy VTT..

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous! I have a bracelet of vintage buttons strung on black cording. It is very annoying because they bang together and make noise. I'm going to take it apart and make one like yours!

teresa said...

What a great idea to attach them to a bracelet. They are truly beautiful. A far cry from the plastic ones today. Really nice!
ps. love the apron

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is sweeeeet!

Miri said...

What a unique bracelet! The buttons are exquisite!

((talk about being late :)