Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Contest winner!

Elaine has won this bracelet in my "pick the one you like" contest. A sincere thanks to all who entered. I'll do this again in a few weeks so stop back if you'd like to enter again. Or if you'd like to check out the offerings or my musings. 

I laid out 12 new button-clay bracelets last weekend but haven't had time to glue them. It's kind of a zen thing. I don't like to be rushed when I doing my gluing (funny that way) and being tired and rushed leads to really sloppy work. So I'll probably do it this weekend. They turned out fabulous and I'm looking forward to getting them listed on Etsy.

I received an order of buttons (about $15 worth) and they are so pretty. I've got a problem though. They have a smell to them that is kind of horsey, kind of old and smokey and it has not gone away in the one soak in soapy water I've given them. Too bad because I really like them. But I can't use smelly buttons in my bracelets, now can I? FWIW, they are NOT from the site I got the picture from in my last post. Those didn't smell like anything (just the way I like my buttons, really). I've never had to return anything I bought from Etsy. Hopefully the seller will be easy to work with if I need to return them.


  1. Congratulations to Elaine, beautiful braceletet!

    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Evi. I'm finally getting over to your blog to say high and start following your posts. Looking forward to it!

  2. Hi Linda

    I wonder if you could put these buttons in a "bath" of baking soda for a few days and if that would absorb the smell. I think you could fill a container of some sort and submerge the buttons in the baking soda and let sit for a while and see if that would help the smell.


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