Button and Bead Swag!

A while back, I was inspired by Pam Kellogg's blog where she connected two buttons in a button cluster by a 'chain' of seed beads. I immediately knew I wanted to try this and it led to my experimenting last night.

Originally I tried it with solid creme colored beads and I didn't like how it looked. I almost gave up but decided to try again with some pearlescent seed beads and I love it!

I am doing a jig because I love the way it turned out and also because the possibilities are endless. I still need to add more encrustment to the button cluster but I had to share my excitement!!!

Isn't it neat??? I love learning new things!


  1. I love it! It's gorgeous! And that button looks familiar. Did it travel around the world and back again. :-)

  2. What a neat idea and it is beautiful. You are giving me all kinds of ideas.

  3. Beautiful beaded swag! I love it!

  4. What a great look that is! You do beautiful work, Lilllian!

  5. Love the beaded swag..great idea!