We are having another great day of rain. It is so wonderful to see our dams filling with water. We have a long way to go before they are totally back to normal.
It is my hope that this will be the winter to end our terrible drought. Sorry if I say that so much but no water is pretty serious and it is so hard to keep our 1/3 acre with a dozen trees alive with so little water. Last summer we had to cut our usage by 35 percent. We did it, but it required hauling a lot of buckets of water collected as the facets where heating up so not to waste a single drop.
So toady while I stayed inside avoiding getting wet I was searching through my stash of vintage buttons and decided to create a necklace using some of the vintage shell buttons.
Here is what I used, 8 shell buttons of graduated sizes, crystals, seed beads, crystal spacers and cream colored ribbon.
Used 2 sizes of beads.
Also 4mm bicone crystals and crystal spacers.
Vintage shell buttons
Here is a close up as I was added seed beads. I knotted the string between each pair of buttons and 4mm crystals.
A little further along adding seed beads.
Here is my transition from beads to ribbon. I used crimp bead and covers, jump rings and beading wire covers to protect the wire. I also used 8 pound nylon beading wire.
Finished necklace about 26" long.