When I hear the word "haberdashery", I think of a show my son used to watch -- iCarly. There was a character, Nevel Papperman, who wanted nothing more than to own a haberdashery when he grew up. When asked what the heck that was, he explained, in exasperation, that it was "a men's retail store that sells men's accessories such as wallets, belts, buttons, and zippers." And I swear one day he included ribbons.
My pieces are simple but fun. I first thought of some of the haberdashery-esque vintage booths I've visited:
I dug into my stash of well-hoarded white buttons...
... which I've since separated out into styles -- mother of pearl, two hole, four hole, engraved, special, plastic but cool, etc.
Then I looked for my stash of Tierracast copper bezels from their Keepsake collection and braved resin again. The fun part was finding buttons that would fill SQUARE bezels.
And if these look familiar (sigh) they are ones I made a while back. The nice big batch I made for this blog hop have gone completely missing. But if you saw my studio.....
I also made a haberdashery mannequin out of a styrofoam form and pinned lots of paper flowers to her. I threaded a seed bead onto each pin before pushing it into the flower, tied a bow at her waist, and gave her a shiny top by pinning daisy spacers into the styrofoam. She may not be technically part of the haberdashery realm, but she looks it!
Now I hope you'll visit the rest of the people (who were on time, oh man, I'm so sorry) and marvel at their creations!
Melissa Trudinger, hostess
Amanda Wacasey http://mandyinmystic.blogspot.
Michelle McCarthy http://www.
Robin Kae Reed
Karin Grosset Grange http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Leithleach Alainn Seodra http://alainnjewelry.
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Anderson http://www.songbeads.blogspot.
Rita Toltec Jewels http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.
Mischelle Fanucci http://www.micheladasmusings.
http:// raindropcreationsbyevelyn. blogspot.com/
Raissa de Guzman http://www.abloro.com
I hope you enjoyed the hop, and come back soon soon soon for a massive book giveaway you don't want to miss!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.