30 July 2014

some new designs~

i love my antique & vintage shell buttons! years ago (like 10, wow!) i would cut old rusty cans found in the arroyo dumps & flatten the metal, file the edges & weave shell buttons onto the slices creating earrings that sold like hotcakes. then i started teaching & left that world behind. the other day though, i took my old idea & put it forth with enameled bottle caps.
i added some chain & there you have it. then...
i took the whole caps that i make as components & wove some shell buttons onto them.
the backs have little nipples made from hematite beads wrapped with the copper wire. i love the backs!   
purple babes
hanging backs.


  1. I just love how you revisited your old idea and applied your new creative twist to it. You made it totally your own!


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