Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Haberdashery Blog Hop -- better late than never!

I am such an idiot.  I was a week off on the due date for the Haberdashery Blog Hop held by Melissa Trudinger, a friend of mine from Australia.

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                            http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Ann Schroeder                                                 http://www.beadlove.wordpress.com

Tammy Adams                                                http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Amanda Wacasey                                           http://mandyinmystic.blogspot.com

Dolores Raml                                                   http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com 

Divya N                                                             http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com

Michelle McCarthy                                         http://www.fireflydesignstudio.BlogSpot.com

DiYana Brooks                                                 http://agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com/

Robin Kae Reed                                               http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Andrea Glick                                                    http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Karin Grosset Grange                                     http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr

Mitzie Crider                                                    http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com

Janine Lucas                                                    http://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories

Rosantia Petkova                                           http://bairozan.blogspot.com/

Susan Kennedy                                                http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com

Leithleach Alainn Seodra                              http://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com/

Kathleen Breeding                                          http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/

Shiraz Biggie                                                    http://secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com

Chris Eisenberg                                               http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Heather Richter                                              http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Lennis Carrier                                                  http://www.windbent.net/

Rebecca Anderson                                         http://www.songbeads.blogspot.com

Jenny Kyrlach                                                   http://anafiassa.blogspot.com

Rita Toltec Jewels                                          http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Mischelle Fanucci                                           http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Karen Mitchell                                                 http://overthemoon-design.com

Carol Briody                                                     http://Cbriody.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan                                                  http://TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com

Carolyn Lawson                                              http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Lori Anderson                                                  http://www.prettythingsblog.com/

Jami Shipp                                                        http://www.celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com

Lili Krist                                                             http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/

Laney Mead                                                     http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/

Evelyn Shelby                                                   http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/

Raissa de Guzman                                          http://www.abloro.com

Niky Sayers                                                      http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk

Keren Panthaki                                                http://vasdea.wordpress.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.


  1. Hi Lori, I really like your bezeled buttons. They will make a great necklace. Cool idea for this hop. Your mannequin is cute too.

  2. Anonymous10:27 PM

    I love your haberdashery mannequin, Lori, I can just see her on a button table at a vintage show, or in a sweet little haberdashery shop! The bezels are a great idea, cool way to show off buttons. Hope the others show up soon! Thank you for joining in my blog hop!

  3. Your bezeled buttons are so lovely and offer so many possibilities. I absolutely love your little mannequin, it is so pretty and must have been such fun to make.

  4. I love those button bezels!! They are great. The mannequin is also wonderful. I swooned at your button pictures. Fun post!

  5. I love the mannequin. What a fabulous idea. And I would have never thought to frame the buttons in resin like that. What a great way to preserve them and make them wearable. I still haven't overcome my fear of two-part resin but seeing things like this really make me want to give it a go.

  6. Love your mannequin. Very suitable for a haberdashery shop! And oh my, your collection of buttons is amazing. Love your bezeled buttons. I can see them suspended from a piece of white lace to make a romantic necklace.

  7. I love your little dress form - its adorable

  8. I'm impressed how you store your buttons, I could never do that :) The bezels look like an abstract picture. I can sense the inspiration in the making of the mannequin - gorgeous! I love the idea about the top!

  9. That mannequin is wonderful...sooo very very cute!!! I love the I also love the pendants you made!! Have aBlessed Day!!!

  10. That mannequin is wonderful...sooo very very cute!!! I love the I also love the pendants you made!! Have aBlessed Day!!!

  11. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Now I want a mini-manny too! What's her name? That will look really cute for displays or photographs. You can never go wrong with resin (unless you get it in your hair).

  12. I love the buttons under resin. (I really have to get out the resin and learn to work with it.)

  13. love those buttons!

    I sadly had to pull out of the haberdashery hop due to my mother being taken to hospital....I was very disappointed but I am enjoying visiting the blogs and seeing what everyone did :)

  14. Anonymous8:05 AM

    What a cool mannequin! I love her! Like that idea for the buttons in the bezels. This was an amazing hop wasn't it?

  15. Lori, Love the bezel buttons! The potential possibilities are endless! I just love love love your little lady. She is so fits in with all things "haby"!

  16. Love the idea for the buttons! I've never done resin, but I might give it a try!


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