2.18.2010

Baubles~

Yes, this blog is primarily a home design blog...but every once in a while I have to get my craft on, and then I have to share my creations with you!! When I saw this fabulous project in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living, I knew I was going to have to try my hand at it.

Photo from Martha Stewart Living


Now, I personally adore the size and sparkle-overload of the brooches, as well as the pale pink ribbon (yum!), that MS Living used for their version of the necklace, but I aim to use what I have - or can get my hands on for free at my mom's house - so for my version I used buttons. Yep, buttons...sparkly, rhinestone-covered buttons. And grey ribbon...because I'm a grey girl.

So, here is my interpretation.



And since no one can give a tutorial like Martha...here's the link.

Edited to add: I've had questions about how to attach the jump rings to the buttons...Martha explains it in her tutorial, but they have to have openwork around the edges. You can't tell that well in this photo, but each of the buttons has open areas around the edge that I could thread the jump rings through. ;-)


Have a great day~

39 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOW! Yours looks great! Awesome job
*hugs*deb

Destiny said...

OOH! I think I like yours better than the MS Living version : ) Nice job!!!

(Tia's) Comfy Place said...

That is beautiful!!! You have inspired me to try making one too! I love the choice of colors.

Marianne@Songbird said...

I like yours better! Much more wearable. Are those buttons? You could have fooled me. Never saw such fab buttons before. Lucky you for having a mother who has those beauties in her stash.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

THAT is spectacular....love it

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gorgeous! I too like your variation better. :)

Donna

Sandy said...

Yours is very pretty! I might try my hand at this - I have lots of old custom jewelry. I love the use of the ribbons.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

mary'smom said...

I like your version more! Very, very pretty.

Marg said...

I prefer yours too! Looks fantastic.

Red Door Home said...

Fantastic job. Your neckelace is so pretty. I hope you will be waering it.

Kimberly said...

WoW~! that's great!!! so pretty!

Laura said...

ooooh...beautiful! i actually like yours better! and i want to go on a field trip to your mom's house!

Carolyn said...

Love.Love.Love it! You have creative super powers!

The Starr Family said...

Stop! That is gorgeous, thank you for the inspiration!

Pam said...

Your necklace looks beautiful! You could sell those, you know.

Laura said...

So pretty!

southerninspiration said...

I love it!!!

Suzanne

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

So very pretty!

Cari said...

love the buttons!looks like you paid a lot for it...I love recreating things cheaper. way to go!

Kolein said...

Yours is more beautiful!

M.O.T.B said...

Beautiful!!!!!

paige said...

love yours even more! :)

Diana said...

I fell in love with the Martha Stewart necklace as soon as I laid eyes on it, but wasn't sure if I could find enough brooches to make it work. I love your solution! So pretty. Now I'm on the lookout for some great buttons...

Holly said...

I love it too much. I am going to have to get my bling on and try this one at home!! :) Way to go oh creative one.............

nell ann said...

No slam to Martha, but I like yours more!

Dixie said...

How do you attach the jump ring to the button. Is there already a hole there? Could you please explain it. Thanks - btw I love your necklace.

The Chubby Dove said...

I like your's better. Good for you!

Honey B. said...

Move over Martha! LOVE yours, way more wearable than MS's!

The Giffen Family said...

I think I like yours better! It's flashy but OH SO simple. :)

Amber said...

Wendy, this is beautiful! So elegant. And I love the blue gray colors and the rich shade of the ribbon. Adore.

Carol said...

What a great necklace! I'm going to have to look for some buttons!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

So cute! I like yours better too!

Cathy @Crayonsandbicycles.com said...

I can't wait to try this...(also working on a version of your chalkboard idea).

What's next said...

Love it! I saw that and wanted to try it too, Love the button take on it

Anj said...

I am a grey girl too! When we built our house last year and used grey paint and gray carpet people thought we were crazy because it wasn't builder brown. I love grey!

Crystal said...

I loved this project too, when I saw it. I however, have not had time (plus procrastination :). Your necklace is just lovely and love the idea of buttons. There are alot of beautiful buttons out nowadays.

Have a blessed Friday.

MamaBug said...

Oh Wendy! That's just stunning!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wendy, that is GORGEOUS, better than the MS version! I loove it when you "get your craft on!"

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

I too fell in LOVE with this necklace. Your interpretation is much more practical and just as fantastic! Just beautiful and your top is gorgeous, I am a grey girl too!

Best wishes,
Tammy