Gifted Beautiful Button Jewelry! Awesome Upcycling!

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These beautiful button earrings were gifted to me by an amazing co-worker, Melanie who is not only an excellent and talented photographer and photo designer, she also makes cool jewelry from buttons.  She gave me these five pairs as a gift.  I work evening shift in the Anatomical Pathology lab and so once a week, I bake treats for the Pathology residents, and the evening staff in Histology and Pathology.  I make sure Melanie gets a share as she has a huge sweet tooth.  So far she has loved my baking, so she gave me these cool earrings last night as a thank you.

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Here is a close up of the buttons.

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These are black Bakelite-like buttons.

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These are the male part of a metal snap.

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These are the dismantled exterior of the snap with the spikes straightened out.  Very cool I think.

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These black oval buttons have a cool pearlescence in the diamond-shaped middle which is quite beautiful.

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These are old vintage buttons that still have the metal loop shank attached.   These are my favourite, with the silver chain detail.  This was a wonderful gift to receive considering I bake for my co-workers because the evening shift and residents are awesome.  Thank you so much Melanie, it is a gift that is greatly appreciated.

As you can see, with a little creativity, you can upcycling and refashion old things, like buttons and snaps into cool, and interesting conversation pieces.

Thank you again Melanie.  Cheers, Michele