Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Button Swap - What I sent...

I earlier this year joined Michelle's Button Swap. And I got partnered with Melodie, and this is what I send her and why.

As I am in Norway, and dont have best access to cool buttons. I tried finding something that had a story behind it. I did find one vintage tho, as in it used to belong to my grandmother - that is about as vintage as I can get it.

So here goes:
1 - My grandmothers vintage pewter button - with a pattern that is based on rock carvings that is from the stone and bronze ages.
I dont really know what exactly they where trying to carv - but it looks cool.

2 - Pewter button - with the pattern of a Birkebeiner which is a skiier that the civil war in Norway between 1130 and 1240 was the rebellious party, and allso helped resque the 2 year old new king to safety.

3 - Pewter button - pattern based on a viking shield.

4 - Wood button - with an oak leaf pattern.

5 - Gold colored button - the store claimed it was coated in real gold, but I picked it just cause it looked cute.

I hope the story on the buttons can be a fun side of this swap. At least I thought it was fun that i could find buttons that gave a bit of norwegian history with them

I can unforunatly not show off what I made.
I havent gotten any buttons,
and there is no more mail this week due to easter.

1. Cat - Boo Beads
2. Cindy - Sweet Bead Studio
3. Cory - Art with Moxie
4. Cyndi - Beading Arts
5. Dita - Alankarshilpa
6. Donna, Marti, and Michelle - Beads & Books
7. Erin - Treasures Found
8. Hope - Crafty Hope
9. Inca - Zerenity Design (You are here)
10. Katrine - Army of Sock Monsters
11. Krista - French Elegant Jewelry
12. Kristie - Artisan Clay
13. Linda D. - Lutka and Co.
14. Linda L. - Linda's Bead Blog
15. Lody - Lody's Beadworks
16. Lori - Pretty Things
17. Loretta - Loretta's Boutique
18. Malin - Beading by Malin de Koning
19. Mary - MK's Creative Musings
20. Maryanne - Zingala's Workshop
21. Melinda - Melinda Orr Metal & Clay Jewelry Designs
22. Saskia - Perlendistel
23. Shannon - For My Sweet Daughter
24. Shirley - Beads and Bread
25. Stephanie - Confessions of a Bead Hoader


  1. That's a great idea to look for buttons with a bit of Norwegian history! Much better than to send just a simple button. Love the shiled button and the one with the stone age animal.

  2. Thank you Dagi. I like the animal one too =)

  3. What a wonderful button collection! They are all amazing! Hope you'll post later what you make :-) Sorry to hear they didn't arrive :-(

  4. I am glad you shared your button gift story in spite of not having anything to make.
    I am so sorry your buttons did not arrive from your partner. I am sure you are disappointed. Make sure you let everyone know when they arrive because we can't wait to see what you make!
    Shannon C

  5. Oh sweetie, no buttons? Email me, I'll send you some -- I have about a bazillion pounds. lori at lorianderson dot net

  6. What great buttons and stories you sent. I hope you get your buttons soon and can share what you made with them.

  7. Oh Inca, I'm sorry you didn't have buttons to play with... Send me an e-mail, I want to send you some buttons. Linda

  8. So sorry you didn't receive the buttons...but what great stories you shared. Will be on the lookout for a creative piece, looks like you are going to be bombarded with buttons soon.

  9. You sent very cool buttons, and I hope you will receive some very cool buttons in return!

  10. Love those buttons you sent, especially the pewter ones. Hope yours arrive very very soon!

  11. The buttons you sent are just beautiful. It's such a shame that you never received anything. . . Here's hoping they show up eventually!

  12. Your buttons are beautiful and I'm sorry you did not receive yours...

  13. What wonderful buttons you collected and shared! It will be fun to see what you create with the ones that come to you (eventually!)

  14. Your buttons are great! I love that they tell a little story. Thanks so much for sharing. Keep me posted on whether your buttons arrive!

  15. So Inca, we all want to send you buttons, but that means you'll be making a ton of stuff! :) What a bummer yours didn't get there. I love the story behind yours. I have lots of buttons that I love for color, shape, etc. but I don't have any with stories. But I'd love to send you some anyway. :)

  16. Oh, I feel so bad that your buttons didn't arrive! I hope it was just a hold up with the mail and that you'll get them soon! You were very generous with your buttons!

  17. Looks like youre getting lots of buttons sis!

  18. Inca- those buttons are great- anyone would have been happy to receive those! And the stories are just as swell!

    I hope your buttons arrive soon, if not, it looks like you'll be getting a bunch anyway!

  19. Love the stories behind your buttons! I look forward to what you create when you do get your buttons!

  20. Thank you for sharing the buttons you sent. They were VERY special! Hope you receive something equally as special.

  21. Your buttons are beautiful! Can't wait to see what you recieve!

  22. I'm sorry that your buttons didn't arrive yet. Thank you for showing what you did send.

  23. Thanks for sharing those stories, Inca. You are so generous and thoughtful. I loved reading your post. I hope you get your buttons soon. looking forward to see what you make with them. Good luck - Dita.

  24. Love the buttons you send, my favorite is the wooden button. I hope your buttons arrive soon.

  25. The buttons you sent are soooooooo beautiful. Hope you will recieve yours soon.

  26. sorry yours didnt arrive.. but it was fun readin about the ones you had.. ty mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  27. So very sorry your buttons got lost ;-(
    I love what you sent. Truly unique!
    Enjoy the day!