Hakuna Matata

This week the button aisle was full of amazing new finds. I picked up a lot of  super cute stuff this weekend. Sooo adorable!! I just had to start with these… Simba, Timon, & Pumbaa.

Don’t ask what my favorite Disney film is ’cause I really don’t know.  It’s hard to choose. I haven’t seen the Lion King in forever. I have probably seen Aladdin 1,00 times though. Anyway, my first project was this wire wrapped pendant.

lion king necklace

I love the way the colors came together. I searched through my buttons for a looong time finding the perfect bits.  I don’t use gold wire very often but I felt it was appropriate for this palette. 

I can’t even go into how perfect this lapel pin is! It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my mind. And I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. I can’t even bear to part with it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it. I’ll be making one for the shop soon… promise 🙂

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Lapel pins wrapped in silver! What?

Trying something new today. Believe it or not, I have never used any wire other than green floral wire for my pins. Yup, green floral wire. It’s my thing! So now I’m trying out silver wire. It’s still floral wire. I can’t change but so much at once! I’m the apprehensive type. It’s the same gauge, but it feels really different.

I am happy with the results. I wonder if I’ll ditch the green and fully make the switch?

 

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Buttons and Beads

I have a few glass beads left. I need to start buying them online and stop waiting for my local craft stores to have what I want. It is really hard to find just plain round glass beads, all I can find are faceted beads. I absolutely prefer glass beads over plastic. lapelpin020316

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Lapel Pins

I find it difficult to sew after a long day and work and commuting for over an hour in impossible traffic. I just cant focus. I feel like the clock is ticking and as soon as I get into a flow it will be time to go to bed. I prefer to have a completely free day. I am still at the stage where I get frustrated when things don’t turn out perfect and I need to be able to take my time… or at least have time to rip out the seams and start it over. Buttons are much easier to work with when I just want to start and finish a project or two, or three, in just a few hours.lapelpin020316

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