Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cute as a button

Why dont you...

...turn your vintage buttons into cocktail rings?





  • Kayla gave me a bag full of vintage buttons the other night.. buttons older that I, she said. I have a little bit of an obsession with buttons.. except I don't put them on garments, I use them to embellish bags and.. make jewelry. Delightful, no?
  • I inherited dads knuckles. That and the DIY obsession. Therefore, my knuckles are huge. Growing up, I was a boxer. Guess that didn't help my them shrink either. But I do throw a mean right hook. hahha
  • Today I started a new bag project and it is quickly turning out to be my favorite bag yet. Its still missing its strap but I am in major bag love already. I shall post photos as soon as Ive completed it.. but for now here is the photo of Zoe Kravitz that made me go: "I need a bag like that in my life!"

  • The bag in my last post took me a day to make, approx. 8 hours more or less with breaks. It all depends on the style, material, my energy and whether or not my sewing machine is going through its time of the month, like today when it repeatedly tried to eat the flap of my current project. Its in a really shitty mood right now.. maybe its the weather.
  • Lastly, here is an excessively photoshopped shot of me and my lunch. It kinda looks creepy, yes? There is a storm passing through, and those kinda days are best spent in bed, with lots of comfort food, making random pretty things, or taking too many photos of yourself.

Ciao! xoxoxoxoxox

, Dane

15 comments:

Who are you Weesha? said...

oh those are adorable, u're so freakin creative!

Sher said...

I have a TON of buttons! What a great idea! I'm sending you a pic of my pile :)

Ms Constantine said...

Cute rings. And I love your photoshopped photo.

Sounds like I'm going to have to save up to get one of your bags if they take a whole day to make! I'm sure it'll be worth it though.

Anonymous said...

"me and my lunch".......WTF! HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA!! SO CUTEEE! made me laugh i duno why! HAHAHAHA!! loveettttt. can't wait to see your bag :)))))))

Anonymous said...

the zoe kravitz bag looks totally doable! cant wait to see it! why'd you only eat a watermelon?! nomnomnom

Bambola said...

=O THE RINGS ARE AWESOME! What a grand idea!

I'll have to raid our little stockpile to see if there is anything worth using. I love the teal & gold one. Just awesome.

phamzy said...

genius idea! i love those rings you made!


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Allie said...

Watermelon is my faaaaaaaavorite :)

KATLIN said...

Snappp I'm gonna dig through my bag of buttons now! And that bag you made down there looks really well made! What material did you use??

kaylateodoro said...

im glad you used the buttons ! :) there are more if im not mistaken, i'll give them to you when i find them ! ILY.

Wanderlusting said...

1. Great idea about the buttons!

2. Love that last photo

3. Love Zoe Kravitz (tho she looks kinda old there, no?)

4. You were a boxer???? RAD!

5. Word verification is Skinge...sounds like it should be an actual word. I better get on that!

HoneyBunny said...

Oh my!!! That's such a fabulous idea!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!:))))
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C.Chico said...

oh i love the idea!

geisharock said...

So cute! A whole bag of buttons = amazing gift. Mmm watermelon xoxo

Yuka said...

you are so cute! my friends mom used to make a bunch of these button rings, she sewed it on elastic though, they were so cute, just like yours!