More Buttons?

This button fell off of a shirt, that button fell off of something….before you know it you have a box of buttons with no use…unless you’re me lol.
Then you’ll find yourself shopping for buttons-

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For a classy, simple look

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The pink hearts were buttons. These were a gift to a two year old girl 🙂

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For a chic playful look

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I glued rhinestones over the holes

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I love these! I had to make a matching necklace; inspired by one of my favorite designers.

Buttons don’t always have to be sewn onto clothes…. 😉

Classic Inspiration

I looooove making jewelry. Sometimes I get inspiration from a new outfit or something that I like. There are other times that I find inspiration from classic actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly and Joan Crawford. I don’t like to copy exactly what they wore, I just make my own version adjusted to my taste and style. Here are some examples. Enjoy! (Keep in mind these are inspired pieces, not replicas)

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Audrey Hepburn's necklace

Audrey Hepburn’s necklace, gorgeous as it is, is a little too much for me so i altered it to my liking.

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Audrey Hepburn inspired necklace

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brooch made from old rosette earrings

The rosettes were stud earrings that I’ve had since I was a kid. I glued them onto a pin and attached some chains….et voila!

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Ingrid's earrings

For those of you who follow my blog (gosh, I feel so important saying that lol), you have seen this picture here before. I simply adore the earrings Ingrid Bergman is wearing here.

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Ingrid inspired earrings

Long “blingy” earrings of my own! I made these from an old tired bracelet; I cut it up, glued earring posts….et voila!

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Grace Kelly's bracelet

I think I’ve established how much I love Grace Kelly and her sense of style lol. Here she is in a scene from one of my favorite movies, Rear Window, with my one of my favorite Hollywood heartthrobs, Jimmy Stewart. In this scene, you keep hearing clunking and jingling from Grace’s bracelet. To me, nothing reeks more of femininity than to have jingly jewelry on…yea I’m weird lol. So I created my own jingly gracelet.

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I don’t care for gold, so I used silver discs for the “jingling effect” and used coiled memory wire for the multi bracelet look…et voila!

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Joan Crawford's necklace

Then there’s Joan Crawford’s twisted multi strand necklace here. I haven’t made the earrings yet! The necklace took a lot of planning though. I’m not known for my patience and getting five strands to twist is not my forte. It all started out with a rose button (sewing button) to serve as my focal piece and match the pinkish pearls I already had. I’ll take you through it step by step…heck if I had to go through it so do you lol.

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(Yes they were $2.75!)
I removed the loop and sanded the surface to make it receptive to gluing.

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Next, I glued a spacer bar onto the back of the button.

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Then I added the wire strands and began stringing them.

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I couldn’t get those willful strands to stay twisted so my mom came up with the brilliant idea of just braiding them. So I braided them and they stayed put!

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….et voila! I wore this necklace the other day and even men complimented me on it! (now you know if a man noticed it…need I say more? lol)

Anyway, I just thought I’d share with you where some of my jewelry making inspiration comes from. I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading! 😉

Button Stud Earrings!!!

Hello crafty bloggers and hello non-crafty bloggers!  I made an adorable pair of stud earrings the other day and I’d love to share with you how I made them so you can make your own! You’ll be laughing when you see how ridiculously simple it is!

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Supplies:
Pretty buttons of your choice
Glue
Earring backs – available at any craft store
Pliers – flat chain nosed or flush cutters, whichever takes your fancy.

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Begin by removing the loop from the button (the part that the thread goes through) with your choice of pliers.  Try to get the back surface as flat as you can.

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Next, glue the earring back onto the back surface of the button.  Then let the new earrings sit for a few hours. I usually let them sit overnight. A helpful tip: if the button is faceted or circular, it will obviously wobble when it stands, then the glue will shift to one side and dry that way thus causing an embarrassment when it falls off in public lol.  To avoid this disaster, prop up the earrings somewhere so that they are straight, then the glue will dry and adhere evenly.

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Once dry, try gently pulling at the earrings to make sure they adhered properly. If they’re truly dry, sweep your hair back and show off your delicate and stylish studs!

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Enjoy!!!

All these buttons…

taken from google images

Ever have a good clear out and come across tons of buttons?  Maybe the extra button that comes in a little baggie when you buy a new jacket or dress.  The more jackets and dresses you buy, the more of those little extra buttons, not to mention the buttons that fall off of your clothes that you don’t find the time to sew back on.  If you’re anything like me you might have a little box or tin you put them in…to be forgotten…until you discover a use for them.  I’m sure those of you who know me personally are feeling like the confused comic strip characters with the little question mark over their heads.  You see, I don’t know how to sew.  I can’t even sew on a button.  I know it involves thread, or something right?  Mom, try not to cringe hahaha.  Have you passed through the button section in a craft store and thought “gee that button would make a cute ring” or “why can’t I find stud earrings like that?”  I have…maybe because I’m just weird.  LOL You’d be surprised what a pair of pliers, some glue, wire, and some patience along with a little creativity can do.  Judge the results 🙂

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Blue studs (pieces fell off of a head band) – RBB

Decorative rock ring – RBB

Big black button ring – RBB

Pink flower button studs – RBB

Red rose button – RBB

Here’s how I made this one, in case you’re curious.

All of the above were made by yours truly- Rosie’s Bijoux Boutique.  Hope you like. 🙂

Welcome to RBB Jewelry

Hello universe!  I would like to proudly introduce to you Rosie’s Bijoux Boutique AKA RBB Jewelry.  For those of you who know me, you already know I make costume jewelry.  I love to dabble into all the different aspects of it: beading, stamping, etching and the list goes on.  I don’t just do strictly jewelry, I’ll do any kind of bling, whether it’s a bookmark or something pretty to dangle from your shoes.  I also do repairs, whether on my own jewelry or something bought from a store.Soon enough I’ll be creating my own website with my jewelry to sell.  I’ll display my logo and pictures.  But until then, I’ll tease you a bit with pictures of things I’ve made so far.  I hope  you enjoy! 

Here’s some pink jewelry:

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Here’s some red jewelry: 

 I’m looking forward to showing you my work and keeping you updated.  🙂