Since I finished my wire-wrapped paper beads, I've been dying to make some more jewelry with them. It's funny how creativity begets creativity. While I'm making a necklace with the paper beads, I get more ideas for future necklaces.
Anyway, here's my most recent creative output.
The beads are all recycled from necklaces, and I upcycled the etched circle in the center from a vintage belt.
I love the brass star button. I hammered it to flatten it some and drilled it for hanging. The paper bead is made from a page in a vintage book that had yellowed beautifully.
I love how all the colors and textures play so well together. And it hangs so gracefully.
When America first began manufacturing brass, buttons were the first brass items to be produced. The buttons were then traded by itinerant peddlers.