The colors are richer than I was able to capture in my photo, the textures are beautiful, and they feel so smooth! As for my concerns, buttonalia's profile explains that all of her buttons are fired twice for durability, and are even machine washable and dryable [with a common-sense recommendation to turn them inside out]. What really impressed me was how gracious Sharry was in her personal response to me, expressing her understanding for my worries and how they might affect my decision about purchasing. Luckily, with summer coming I have some time to decide about the buttons! In the meantime, I'm definitely planning to grab one of her pendants and some of the beads now available - click the pics to go right to the listings:
Purple Ceramic Pendant
3 Crunchy Beads
People like Sharry are a huge part of why I love Etsy so much! If you have some time, please browse her shop, spread some love, and definitely consider a purchase. :D
I've been so behind on my blog reading, but I do hope to catch up after I list my newest necklace. It's a beaded strand of garnet and oxidized fine Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver, with a stamped fine silver vulture pendant I made with PMC and an antique printer's block my Nana's second husband gave me. I always thought I could do something fun with it, and I just know he would love that I've used it to make a piece of jewelry. Here's a little peak before I put it in my shop:
I realize there aren't many fellow vulture lovers out there, but I think this is a piece that could easily be worn by a man or a woman, and maybe someone will see it and fall in love. If not, I won't complain about having to wear it myself! I hope everyone's had a wonderful weekend and has a nice week ahead!