beautiful distraction

Sorry for the delay in choosing a winner for the March Bead Abundance Giveaway! I got distracted... Drum roll.... and the winner is... PA (Polly Anna)!!!!!!!! You have until Friday, April 9 to claim your prize. Since nobody claimed the February prize (I tried twice), it's now the March prize. (Sorry February winners. You snoozed...) It's a very beautiful ring. Keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift to make someone else feel abundant!

Will I do this again in April? I don't know yet...

Now, do you want to know what's been distracting me? Besides spring winds that threaten almost daily to lift my humble studio (tent) off the ground and hurtle it across the state line?


I've been thinking about them for a while now, but I couldn't quite figure out how I wanted to construct them. Good engineering is important, particularly when a beautiful object also has a utilitarian purpose. I knew I didn't need to reinvent the wheel, so I looked around online for some basics on button building. Amazingly, I didn't find what I was looking for. So I gave up for a few days, but kept the button soup simmering on a mental back burner. Then one day I was sitting with my tea cup, thinking, how do I do this??? ... And BAM! I knew what to do! I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who are making buttons in the same way, so I'm not feeling too impressed with myself. Like everything else creative, I figure the information was "given" to me from some Universal Inspiration Pool. All I had to do was ask and be patient.

So now some of you will ask, Hey Kim, will you do a button tutorial? And the answer is, Well no, but thanks for asking! I'd rather spend my time making buttons. But I'll tell you what - if you meet me over a torch somewhere, I'll happily show you how I do them.

So here they are, the first of the new buttons! I love them very much.

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a most wonderful celebration of Spring!


  1. Here I am, hoping and praying to win a bead from you, and there are people who win and don't show up?? They are *nuts* lol!!!!

    Penny \IiiI

  2. Hi Kim - I'm thrilled to win! I'll contact you by email with confirmation of address, etc. (It's the same as where you shipped my last purchase.) No WAY would I miss claiming this! And I won't part with it either. It's mine (so far I've not been able to part with anything I've gotten from you). Polly Anna

  3. Hi Kim,
    I love the buttons. Now I'll have to make something to use them on, or I'll just trade them out on something I already have. Keep up the creativity!


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