Thursday 24 November, 2005

french buttons

Filed under: Claire's Entries — claire @ 3:57 pm

petite button (3cm) that 70’s brooch (10cm)

coffee or tea? (7cm) running with scissors (6cm)
Here are the photos of the brooches I made, I pinned them to some items from my wardrobe as an example. Please keep in mind they are my first attempts. They are simple designs, yet took a lot of patience and fiddling to work out the best way to construct them for durability and aesthetics. I have many more ideas and I want to run out and purchase more gorgeous buttons for inspiration. Now I have somewhat of an idea how I want to make them I’d like to use more colour and different themes. But here’s the thing I can’t be stockpiling brooches, so if anyone is interested in ordering a brooch for themselves or as a gift that would be great! I’m not looking to make a profit, just some way towards covering my expenses. And it would be fun to think of the brooches getting around town on someone’s jacket or whatever they chose to pin it to (I’ve popped coffee or tea? on my beret).

So if you have a specific request, an idea of what you might like or just a query email me at: frenchbuttons@gmail.com


  1. Hi Claire & Jim , I love your brooches !!!! And your photos are beautiful!!
    I fell in love with Noosa again and had a great time, everywhere I went I bumped into someone Iknew. Mia is wonderful! So excited about Christmas and wants to know why she cant just go to prep now because she wants to learn how to read??? I will buy her uniform soon! She will look so lovely it has the most gorgeous blazer and winter pinny!! We wont have to fight every morning about what Maddam should where!!!
    We would bothe love to purchase a brooch each. Could you choose two one for me and one for Mia. I could get one for Mummy dearest for Christmas too?? Shall talk soon I think you my have something what if I were to order 10 and see if one of the little Boutiques down here will take them on consignment ???

    Comment by Suzie — Sunday 27 November, 2005 @ 12:40 pm

  2. Suzie,

    Thanks sweetie, we’ve always been each others cheer leader!
    Please email a photo of Mia in her school uniform…..tre cute!!!

    love you heaps

    Comment by Claire — Sunday 27 November, 2005 @ 2:10 pm

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