Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beads, Buttons, and Toggles


Shop update coming Wednesday night, 7 pm EST. Along with some of the usual bronze pieces and some that are usual but haven't been there for a while, there will be a handful of these shank back buttons. I am personally in love with the bunny most of all. And maybe the lady bug too. Maybe all of them because I love buttons. They make me think of my Oma and her sewing room and the countless hours I spent making clothes out of 'terimal' for my plush bears.


Remember those bronze toggles? Finally, all finished and ready to go. These are a nice substantial weight and have forged bronze toggle bars. Not too big, not too small. I'm keeping a couple of these for myself. In fact maybe that is why it has taken so long to get these ready. I'm a secret hoarder of components. At least components are small and there is no danger of creating a horrifying episode of Hoarders where they find me trapped under a pile of bronze. No, that would be the episode where they find me trapped in a room full of towers of books. I would be completely kitted out with granola bars and bottled water so there would be no real danger.


And a handful of new beads including one of the boo boo beads. It's got a nice large hole in it so you can get chain or heavier cord through it. The other one like it is going into a secret project for my daughter's birthday which isn't until August. I am ever hopeful that I will not be finishing things last minute. It's May, I have 3 1/2 months. Shall we take bets on how soon this project will get done?

Just as a little update. I'm doing well. Dreadfully tired a lot of the time and food tastes funny but otherwise well. Moving slowly but I think this might be my time to enjoy a slower pace and learning to listen to what my body needs. Thank you all for your support. You are amazing and such an incredibly integral part of my healing. I really do not have words for how much gratitude I feel.


20 comments:

somethingunique said...

I am happy toner your feeling okay with exception of the side effects....my poor little owl I've been carrying in my pocket had a bath in the washer...poor fella....so I just make him into a necklace I wear it all the time.....I am setting my alarm for your update I def want in on those buttons...I have a button obsession lately....well you take care of yourself....thinking of you always...hugs xox...

somethingunique said...

To hear* lol dang auto correct.....

DeborahRead.com said...

Love the bronze pieces - I typically do not do small but I love the beads, buttons and toggles your making.

Glad to hear your finding your working in clay (or rather playing) therapeutic . As always wishing you well - keep up the great work in clay, physically and emotionally

DeborahRead.com said...

I forgot - you will finish the project for your daughter the day before - Just because you have 3-1/2 months

mairedodd said...

so glad you are doing well and creating... these pieces are wonderful and i love the shank back buttons! bronze is just so warm and beautiful... and in your hands it becomes even moreso...
and the beads are so special! (but not more special than you - )

Gunilla said...

Beautiful work! I'm glad you're doing well!

momster said...

leann, thanks so much for your posts, your new work and your updates on how you're feeling - it's so generous of you and watched for by so many.

i am holding you in the light.

TesoriTrovati said...

Did you know I send you rays of virtual sunshine every day, Miss LeAnn? I am so happy to see you working again. The buttons are making me squee all over the place (not a pretty sight!) and that last beads are too special. I have one and let me tell you that they are amazing! Sending your sunshine wishes today, Miss LeAnn!
xo
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Cynthia said...

I'm glad to hear you are embracing your new slower pace. By the looks of your buttons, toggles and beads, it's not having any ill effect on your creative abilities!!
Wishing you continued healing, and keep on creating!

Babs said...

Beautiful pieces all! I loved your mention of your Oma and her sewing room. I started making buttons because of similar memories :)

So glad you are doing ok. Happy thoughts to you and a wish for quick healing!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Just stopped in to see how you're doing. Glad to hear you're well (other than the side effects). The toggles are stunning.

SueBeads said...

I LOVE your buttons! I love the bunny too! Glad you are doing well! Can't wait to see what you are making your daughter!

Barb Fernald said...

You sound good LeAnn. I've been thinking about you a lot with round #2. The buttons are fabulous and so are the toggles. (Well, and the beads too of course!)
But it is the buttons that are calling out to me.
Thank you for keeping us up to date. xoxo

stregata said...

Those shank buttons are just fantastic - I like the bunny, but love the little bird - is it a chickadee?
So happy to hear you are doing well - listen to your body, don't push too hard. Sending love and positive energy.

Joan Tucker said...

Nice to hear you are keeping your spirits up; I am sending spring thoughts, new bunnies, babies, fairies, flowers, itty bitty bowls( we make), little steps, little miracles and lots of sun and healing. Joan T

Silver Parrot said...

Such beautiful new pieces. The bunny caught my eye, too, but I may be even more partial to the hummingbird.

Pretty Things said...

Oh gosh I want so MUCH of your stuff!

stacilouise said...

Those are gorgeous!!! LOve the bunny too:) It is so inspiring to see you listneing to what your body needs and take it slower. Every day happens just as it is meant to be. Smell the flowers and heal:)

Cindy said...

LeAnn, thank you for the update. I think of you often and I'm sending you good thoughts and healing wishes.
Your latest work is beautiful as ever. Just love those sweet buttons! And the toggles are going to be the perfect finishing touch on some lucky handmade designs! Thanks for sharing the latest in your neck of the woods. {hugs!}

Beth Hemmila said...

So glad you are doing well despite the food part! I just love your new buttons. They are so cute and I'm imagining all these amazing sweaters in my head they could adorn.