Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ironcraft # 29

This week's ironcraft challenge was to make something using buttons.

I went through my buttons and when I saw this little triangular shaped one, I knew I was going to make an owl.
It didn't take long. I just crocheted the background and then added the features using vintage buttons.

I wired the little owl to the twig (after baking it a bit to kill any wee critters....) and then added the flower and leaves. I finished it with a sprinkling of white glitter to give it a bit of sparkle.



After making the owl, I decided to try making a button fairy. I had wanted to make a water sprite to fit this month's YOE theme.


I found a lovely zeigfeld girl for the torso and went from there, then wired the buttons so they would hold their curve...
Here is my inspiration for the fins. I used wine bottle foil for them...and some glitter. I originally had them curled but decided I liked them better wavy.

5 comments:

kat said...

Both of these are really clever projects

Denise said...

you are so stinkin' clever! that owl is adorable!

Lolly said...

Yarni, you inspire me to try to make one too.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Very creative! And that little owl is just so cute! Great work. Best wishes, Tammy

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Val
Your button fairy is so pretty but I ADORE the cute little owl.
Lindsay
x

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