Monday, November 22, 2010

Vintage Button Rings

I'm sorry it has been awhile since I last posted an entry. I've been creating, I just haven't had the patience to play with photos on my new laptop...the new Windows drives me crazy--I can't figure out where all my files are going! So much for organization. Anyway, pictured above are one of the few things I've been working on for Christmas gifts this year. I'd like a little something to put in all the teachers' mailboxes at the school where I TA and these ended up being simple and cute enough to produce in bulk. Jeff and I went on a trip to NYC several weekends ago and a vendor stand in Bryant Park was selling similar rings for $18 each. I came home and went on ebay to buy the silver plated adjustable ring blanks and scoured my button collection and a local antique store for interesting buttons to layer on. I used E6000 glue to attach the buttons to the ring base so they should hold up pretty well I hope. Now the hard part is just letting them go when I could have a different ring for every outfit and every day of the month now! :o) Hopefully the ladies at work will thing they are fun and enjoy them too.