Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Vintage Filligree Button Bracelet

     This is another eaxample of how to use Lisa Kan's beautiful quadrifoil element in a design. This  filligree button is very muted and so the design needed to be subtle but be able to highlight this gorgeous button.

     It is very similar to the design in my header except that button has a copper finish. This filligree button has a definite antique brass patina so the colors I chose were more subtle. Swarovski crystals in burgundy and Czech Fire Polish beads in cream make a nice contrast to the matte finish seed beads and pearls.
     The button's shank extends farther out than the button itself, so I made a circular peyote ring on the back side of the button to elevate the it and protect the shank. This is one way to protect the integrity of an antique button but still us it in a jewelry design.
     Blessings and happy beading!

1 comment:

  1. Another stunning and very elegant bracelet. Great work Penny and love, love the colors. Warm wishes to you,


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