A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Buttonator (that's Button-ator, not Butt-O-Nator)

That's me. Or perhaps, the Disc-o-nator. (I missed disco by about 5 years, but I did see "Thank God It's Friday" about 12 times. I had a Donna Summer album. And Saturday Night Fever. I still occasionally listen to the BeeGees but "Nights on Broadway" makes me cry too much and I have to turn it off. I know, I'm not right.)

You might recall I used these BlueSeraphim raku lampwork discs on my protoype necklace for my Button-ator technique.

Well, I have now used them in a bracelet. (That was always my plan--and then earrings. Not there yet).

Aren't the colors amazing? I'm so inspired by these beads.

The other beads here are: navy blue Mykonos ceramic washers (from LindenAvenueDesigns), purple aventurine, green turquoise, ivory and brown bone spacers, and one little cobalt blue glass bead I got from my "junk" container. Antique gold plated pewter daisies and modified beadcaps. I used a rising sun stamp on the bigger one. Four strands of super soft cocoa leather cord from LeatherCordUSA.

Tada. That's it, that's all I got. OK time for PIZZA!!!!


  1. Wowzzer, the bracelet rocks! I love the colors too, such a wonderful collection of beads.

  2. Great bracelet, you need to teach a class on this technique.

  3. Another stunning piece, Keirsten! It reminds me of a Klimt painting...

  4. Every tme I look at this bracelet Keirsten I see something different - Art appreciation 101!

  5. I think i commented on this one on Flickr, i hope i did any way, else i'll be slapping my own wrist for missing it. The colours are stunning in those beads, and you have made a beautiful bracelet with them, love it

  6. So freaking cool. I am still loving my turquoise necklace, BTW!

  7. I so love this technique! This is a gorgeous bracelet - the colors are right up my alley :)