Button Chess

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How About a Game of Chess ! with a difference … I recently finished a commission for a lovely couple. They wanted me to make them a chess set made from buttons . It was allot of fun to figure out , Dark Buttons for the Black Side and multi coloured for the opponents.

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Definitely one way to brighten up a boring game of chess !

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Fresh and NEW

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It has been a busy summer,
Lots of wonderful weather makes absorbing inspiration that little bit easier.
New Fun Button Pictures being launched in two days @Autumn gift and home Trade show in Citywest.. Exciting times …
Hugs and Kisses Hugs and Kisses 
Sail Away Sail Away 
Aim High Aim High
Aim High Aim High   (Medium ) 
New Shells New Irish Shell Pendants Launching at the end of the Month . 
 

Bespoke Designer Saturdays

Bespoke Saturdays

 

So i am very lucky to be part of a great project called “Bespoke Designer Saturdays” in  Ballinahown Eco-Craft village.

I will be there from 11am to 3pm this Saturday 27th . It will give anybody a chance to come and meet me the Button Girl ! see my work and if you like you can design a bespoke piece of Button Studio jewellery just for you.

I will be offering a one on one consultation service where you can bring your own special buttons or fabrics and we can design jewellery together , then i will take them home and make your special piece and send it to you when it is ready ;0)

I will also have my own buttons and fabrics for you to work with if you would like .

Meet the Button Girl is this Saturday but please check out    http://ballinahowncraftvillage.com for more information on other great artists who are offering this great Bespoke opportunity .. Don’t miss out

My Dates for meeting Button Girl are this Saturday 27th April and 17th August and 12th October ;0)

In the heart of Ireland lies the award-winning Ballinahown Eco-Craft village, forging a unique platform for craft and design, while utilising the distinctive natural resources, environment and talents of the midlands. A quaint country village on the outskirts of Athlone Town and just off the M6 motorway, Ballinahown is a creative hub for Irish designers and maker

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National Craft Fair 2012

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With a smashing start with my whole table collapsing on set up day the show just got better and better. So nice seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends ;0)

I was very Lucky this year with a stand just inside the front door.

Thank you all for stopping by and thank you to my fantastic friends which without you all i couldn’t have done it ;0) ( you know who you are )

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Express yourself ;0)

I am lucky enough to have a iphone . I must admit it is most of the time surgically attached to my hand ! .. it is fantastic for work and keeping on top of things .

The problem was, I was always really frustrated with all the boring phone cases out there . So when my brother got my mum a phone cover with family photos on I just thought it was fantastic ;0) .. The website is called http://www.case-mate.co.uk/ and not only can you upload and design your own case with lots of layout options but you can also just select some amazing designs from other artists too .

I uploaded a picture of a selection of Igloo rings that I made and within 4 days I had my very own Buttoned up Iphone case. Totally unique and personal to me … Express yourself !