I’ve gone bracelet-making crazy!
Unakite with a hand sculpted mushroom button
Sodalite with a polymer clay button
Dragon’s Blood stone with a TierraCast button, This one was for Adrianne. She picked out the colors.
Two for me! Sodalite and Gray Agate with an AB (aurora borealis) coating
The buttons have been in my sewing drawer for years!
Rhodonite with black leather and pink cord
Unakite and 1.5mm leather, just to see. Another hand formed mushroom closure
Fancy jasper, natural turquoise leather, rust cord and a serene polymer clay button
Sunstone with a polymer clay button and Moroccan red leather (orange)
Red jasper, brown leather, and a vintage brass French horn button
Mookaite, burgundy leather, and a vintage button from my button basket
Morganite, white metallic leather and a sewing box button
Black agate, black leather and a TierraCast button
Rhodonite, black leather and an old sweater button
Gray agate with an AB coating, Chandi (lavender) leather and a sweater button
Aventurine, metallic ocean green leather, and a polymer clay button
Wood opal (petrified wood,) dark brown leather and a vintage button from my button basket
This one was on tv! Susan Thomas showed it on The Circle on JTV extra. The theme was Western World. She talked about it on the Jewel School broadcast, the next day, too!!! Stones are mahogany obsidian. The button is TierraCast.
Mookaite, burgundy leather, and a polymer clay button I made myself
Aventurine, ocean green metallic leather and a handcast polymer clay button
I have decided to give away a lot of my handmade jewelry. I’m giving this away, tonight.
I have a shop page through facebook and Shopify. It’s also called
“Karla Krafts.” It doesn’t get much traffic, and there have been order notification and payment processing problems, but I think, hope, that’s fixed.
This is possibly my favorite of all the things I make:
There is one little part I don’t like, though, the button shank:
(It looks like a cat’s nipple.)
Now, you could argue it’s on the inside of the locket and doesn’t matter, but I still don’t like it. (It looks like a cat’s nipple.)
I have some tiny brass stampings I could use to cover it, but they are all too flat. I needed something more dapt, or concave.
Then it hit me, I could use a bead cap! Ta-da!
A little glue, and no more cat’s nipple. It’s a pasty. There might be one for sale on my shop page!