Sunday 13 July 2014

The Bead and Button Company

I was recently asked to review some items from The Bead and Button Company. Such a treat! I spent ages browsing the site to choose a selection of products, and I was so excited when they arrived. I was completely spoilt for choice, as they sell not just beads and buttons but also fabric, jewellery supplies and all sorts of other crafty bits and pieces. Here are the goodies that I chose:

The Bead and Button Company craft products review

I wanted to come up with a few projects to showcase some of the things that I received. Even though I love buttons, and my button tin is filled to overflowing, I couldn't resist a few more mixed packets.

The Bead and Button Company craft products review

These buttons only actually come from two bags - the multicoloured and wooden buttons were from the 75g Random Mixed Assorted Buttons pack (and that's not all of them!) and the plastic buttons in the bottom right are from a bag of 50g Mixed Buttons (available in various mixes of colours). I now have enough buttons to fulfil my button crafting needs for a long while yet!

I've long been inspired by button tree craft pictures that I've seen on Pinterest, so I had a go at making my own felt and button tree picture using a selection of green buttons from each pack. For the background of the picture I used some gorgeous patterned material from the Jasmine Fabric Bundle, , the same basic pattern in six different colour combinations. I'm also going to use a darker version of the pattern to make a different tree picture, perhaps with pink buttons this time.

Felt and button tree picture craft

Then I moved onto crafting with beads. I ordered a pack of Random Mixed Beads, again excellent value for the number of beads that I received. A lovely selection of wooden, plastic and metal beads in all shapes and sizes. 

The Bead and Button Company craft products review

First, I pulled out some of the Sugru that I've been crafting with for a few weeks now, and upcycled an old keyring with Sugru to create a beaded keyring. It was so easy to do, and the beads just press straight into the Sugru. I used some of the tiny wooden beads for this.

Keyring upcycle with beads and Sugru

Then I worked with the children to make some salt dough fairy wands. Again we used the wooden beads, but this time I was brave enough to put the beads in the oven while the salt dough cooked. Fortunately they came out fine!

Beaded fairy wand craft

To decorate the stick and make streamers I used some ric rac, a crafting essential that has been missing from my craft box. I chose a roll each in red and blue. Again, there is plenty there to keep me going for a long time and it's lovely, really bold and bright in colour. I still have a packet of heart buttons to use, which I think I'm going to use to customise plain hair clips. I also chose a simple pom pom maker, as I've been after one for a while and I think that the children will enjoy making some pom pom creatures! 

You can also see some more fab ideas using products from The Bead and Button Company over at Baby Budgeting

I was given the opportunity to select these lovely items from The Bead and Button Company for review.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous though am now looking up sugrru and contemplating a pom pom maker!


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