My very most favorite of all her craft projects, these beautiful bracelets crocheted with antique and vintage glass buttons.
|Grandma Rupp's button bracelet #1|
|Most of the buttons are glass, some are plastic but still very beautiful|
|The inside view of Grandma Rupp's Button Bracelet - pattern coming soon !|
I'm posted a lot of photos of the bracelets hoping you would be able to get the feel for the way they are made. I haven't written a pattern for these yet, I'm still trying to find a way to get the buttons to be placed where I want them to be rather than where the button thinks its position on the bracelet ought to be. It's a lot more challenging than it first appears because of the variances in size and weight of the buttons being used.
Here's another button bracelet my grandmother made:
|As you may be able to see that the only stitches used to make this bracelet are 5 ch st and a sc in the next ch 5 loop. Looks easy right?|
|I tried to position the bracelet so you could see it at another angle and how it is constructed with simple crochet stitches|
|I like that you can see the stitches between buttons in this view, and that you can see my favorite buttons - the small multi-colored glass ones to the left and one toward the center of the bracelet|
Obviously the pattern is simple: ch 5, sc in next loop, the question lies in the button placement so I am working on figuring that out. It would be easier to see if I wasn't distracted so much so often, lol. (2 dogs, 3 cats, a really cute physical therapist, a very handsome occupational therapist, a fairly tall, and dark and handsome registered nurse, and a social worker who all come different days, different times of the the week. Oh yea, throw in phone calls and me catching up on stupid cell phone games. ) I want it to be easy so I'm probably making it too hard and when I get frustrated I have to put it down and walk away to clear my head. A lot can happen to make me forget to go back to it and there it may lay on the dining room table for days, quietly waiting for me to finish what I started with it. I'm not very good at sticking with one thing till it's done, I don't know about you but I have quite a few crochet projects waiting for me to "get back to them".
Hopefully a pattern will be coming soon, or one of you will figure it out so that the buttons lay nicely as they do on these bracelets and post it. If that happens, please come to this post and share your pattern link in the comments below.
Thanks for coming with me for a blast to the past. Have a blessed day!