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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Haberdashery and All that Jazz...

Thank you Melissa for such a fun blog hop! This was a welcomed walk down memory lane as I rummaged through bias tape, edging cord, buttons and baubles. I remember countless hours measuring remnants and labeling or writing contents on envelopes because "we never knew when we might have a need for that item one day." Gran was right. Somehow, we always did, and we always knew where to find it.

In honor of that waste not want not spirit and for Haberdashery everywhere; though I added remnants of wire and chain too... because that's just who I am. I am offering my first piece of Haberdashery jewelry. I hope you like it.

The bias tape is from 1969 used here as a ribbon to thread the copper buttons that were on an old vest that Gran no longer wore and some love knot beads made from edging cord from 1972. The focal was a lamp pull that I added some chain tassel to using 22g copper wire to add the chain and hang the bauble. The clasp, zebra red copper 14g wire.

Now please do go and visit the other artists' creations and blogs. Happy hopping and thanks for stopping!

Melissa Trudinger - OUR HOSTESS!!

Ann Schroeder

Tammy Adams

Amanda Wacasey

Dolores Raml

Divya N

Michelle McCarthy

DiYana Brooks

Robin Kae Reed

Andrea Glick

Karin Grosset Grange

Mitzie Crider

Janine Lucas (Will be posting on Sunday)

Rosantia Petkova

Susan Kennedy

Leithleach Alainn Seodra

Kathleen Breeding

Shiraz Biggie

Chris Eisenberg

Heather Richter

Lennis Carrier

Rebecca Anderson

Jenny Kyrlach

Rita Toltec Jewels (Will be posting on Sunday)

Mischelle Fanucci

Karen Mitchell

Carol Briody

Karla Morgan

Carolyn Lawson

Lori Anderson

Jami Shipp - ME!

Lili Krist

Evelyn Shelby

Raissa de Guzman

Niky Sayers

Keren Panthaki


  1. Even though the necklace was made with vintage items, it looks very modern! There is some symbolism in using buttons and love knots together :) I love the creativity behind the use of the lamp pull!

    1. Why thank you very much! this is the very first time EVER for me to make jewelry, outside of macaroni necklaces as a kid, that wasn't with at least some traditional component. Mixed media - sure, but totally and utterly nothing considered traditional, never... it was fun!

  2. That is a great piece! Those colors are very retro and fitting with this Haby theme! Oh, I used to love my Gram's notion box, filled with all sorts of sewing brought back lots of great memories!..thank you!

  3. I LOVE that you know what each component came from, and even the year! It's a great necklace and definitely a tribute to your thrifty Gran!

  4. SO sweet. My late grandmother was a tailor and quilter, which is where I got my button love from!