Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shades of Blue


I have been wearing a ton of blues and greys this summer.  Seriously, half my summer wardrobe is either grey, dusty blue, white or navy (or some combination of those).  But I have found myself short of matching jewelry.

No longer.


I made these... a bauble and button set - bracelet and earrings.  I just used a length of chain for the base, a pile of jump rings and a bunch of buttons and findings.  And a clasp and ear-wires, of course.


Then I indulged in what might arguably be my favorite part of blogging - setting up some ridiculous scene of inanimate objects and taking four thousand photos of them.  All on the macro setting.  Because, seriously. What jewelry of yours just spends time hanging out with a pair of wine glasses?  Yeah, that's what I thought.


For real.  My entire wardrobe right now is in these colors.  It's like I just showed you the inside of my closet.


Now I am going to go put them on and maybe I'll take them off in the fall.

Hey!  There's still time to enter my QUILT GIVEAWAY (oddly enough, in a remarkably familiar color scheme)... just click on the button below!

 

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36 comments:

Marjorie said...

Now that you mention it, perhaps it's my jewelry that keeps drinking all the wine...hmmmm.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Cecily! You did a great job with the jewelry, so pretty. (And I'm not even a jewelry lover!) I love the colors though. If your wardrobe is in those colors, it must be very attractive. And I looked at your other posts below... love the one of the bunnies and your little son????!!! He's getting so big!! And he is certainly a handsome, adorable little man! Have a great rest of the weekend.
Best,
Gloria

The One Stop Baby Shop said...

I LOVE your blog and this tutorial thanks for sharing! Great job! I'm your newest follower! Yay! I'm visiting from "TaterTots & Jello" I saw your link up there, I'm new to blogging and I love meeting new friends, I'd love for you to visit me on my blog:
http://onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com

Cheers!
Lilli

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Surprise of surprises, I love these!

Melissa said...

I definitely noticed the complimentary color schemes between the quilt and the jewelry.

You did a nice job - I have a hard time with the wire part of jewelry.

Staci K. said...

Beautiful! I have a huge stash of buttons that were my mom's, I think I'll make a bracelet with some of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very chic and beachy. Love the blue hues. That will go on my project list. Cheers

Kei said...

Those look so lovely! Judging by the colours you have an awesome wardrobe to match the fabulous jewellery!

SewHappyGeek said...

Oh wow, I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! lovely jewelry set, I'm thinking I *need* a necklace and earring set, so thanks for the inspiration! you're welcome to link up to my Manic Monday linky tomorrow: http://sewhappygeek.co.uk :)

katy said...

I { L O V E } the jewelry. I have a bucket full of vintage buttons, can't wait to make those earrings!

JaY said...

This has to be the cutest button jewelry I have seen yet! Love it!! Fantastic!!

Rita May said...

I bought the items to make a bracelet out of my buttons and forgot about it. Thanks for motivating me with your great jewelry.
Rita

Mandy at ourkitchentablecreations said...

Beautiful! Love using the buttons for jewelry. Also, your blog is brilliant! Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas and amazing photographs.

Screaming Sardine said...

Those are beautiful! I've been wanting to try my hand at making a bracelet made out of buttons. Thanks for sharing this.

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Jill said...

Beautiful bracelet and earrings - and I love your photos settings too!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

southernscraps said...

Love your jewelry! The colors are so soothing and cool, perfect for summer.

Amy said...

These are sooo fun looking! I just got into jewelry making a few months ago, so I'm always looking for great ideas. I love your use of buttons combined with the beads. Thanks for sharing!

Amy
http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

Heather said...

A friend of mine "inherited" tons of buttons she didn't know what to do with. She is also an avid jewelry maker, so I am sharing this post with her! Love the bracelet.

Heather @ diydujour.com

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Those are super cute. I love buton jewelry, and am 'fixin to' make some for myself... someday, LOL.
~Kimberlee
{Accuquilt Giveaway closes 6/7} 

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Your earrings and bracelet are so cute! I love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing!

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

Love the jewelry, the colors, and the photos! Great job!

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Miss Pixie said...

These are lovely! You can never have too many photos of the exact same thing from various angles ;)

Leah said...

I love the photography part too - so fun. :) Great job on the jewelry too!

Antonella said...

What a great idea! I really love these - you are too funny! So glad I followed you here from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! I'm also linking up if you'd like to drop by!
Hugs, antonella :-)
http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-graduation.html

Tabitha said...

Super cute! Love those earrings.

Carolyn said...

So cute. And you're right, I also take thousands of pics of my projects all "styled and propped". Too funny.
Thanks for linking this project at my link party. Hope to see you Tuesday at the next party!

Fabric Bows and More said...

Cute! Come and join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

These are so beautiful, I love the blue!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Without a doubt, you did a fantastic job on your bracelet and earring set. What cracked me up, Cecily, is your description of setting up the photo shoot - so true, so true! It's always fun to set up, I hate putting everything away ;0). Hugs, Kim

Sommer said...

That turned out so very cute! Please come link to my party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/vip-party-18.html

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I featured your bracelet and earrings today!

Mindie Hilton said...

i adore buttons and just love these.


I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

Come strut your stuff.

Crafters Window said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Bacon Time. Our first party was a big hit with over 300 links. I can't wait to see what you have for me next week. I have a special give away planned just for linkers at the party. Thanks for grabbing the button to, you rock!
Love the color of the bracelet and your blog colors remind me of fall my favorite time of year.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Cecliy - your button jewelry is so pretty. The colors are gorgeous together. Fabulous work! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this Sunday. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn