February 8, 2010

Cute as a button

I am self confessed fabric fan - I could spend hours perusing fabric design websites and browsing through prints in haberdashery stores. I love Ikea's range of funky patterns and they are so affordable.
Here is another creative way to celebrate beautiful fabrics.
This is the handiwork of Fiona Bailey. She creates jewellery, like this one above, from fabric scraps and recycled clothing. This cuff above is handmade using 51 buttons. I imagine it takes a lot of patience to cover all those buttons, but a lot of fun to get the fabrics together and colour combinations just right!
As well as the cuffs , there are some link style bracelets. This one features a combination of black & white buttons set with silver plated links.
But wait there is more - in the form of rings.
This button is 2.5cm and I love the texture in the fabric you can see in this image!
There is an etsy shop (of course) where you can find more of Fiona's creations. As well as the jewellery there are knitting kits for sale where you get the wool, knitting needles, any add-ons (like buttons) and of course a pattern.

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