Button It Up at Urban Craft Uprising! July 30, 2009

It’s been a little while — this has been a busy summer!

Speaking of, if you’re in Seattle, I’d love to see you at Urban Craft Uprising this weekend…

Urban Craft Uprising!

I’ll be signing copies of Button It Up (plus a few copies of Bead Simple for good measure) from 1 to 2 on Saturday afternoon.

Button It Up - cover!

And from 2:30 to 3:30 on Saturday, Kristen Rask and I will be doing a super fun crafty demo together, Button Mania! You can make yourself some button hairclips or sewn accessories in your favorite colors — we’ll have all the stuff you need for both projects and you can wear your new fanciness home!

Button Hairclips at Powell's

I also had the chance to teach my Bead + Button Jewelry class as part of PNCA’s Summer of Making last week, which was fantastic. Here are some of my favorite button projects from my students…

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

Mandi made this incredible crocheted button-and-wire necklace using some lovely techniques Diane taught on Wednesday. I absolutely love this piece!

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

And Marty made these two sets of button-cluster earrings with antique buttons from her family collection. (More on that later!)

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

All my class photos are here on flickr and in the Summer of Making flickr pool if you want to see more!

Hope to see you at Urban Craft Uprising this weekend… the organizers are nice enough to sell copies of Button It Up (and all the featured authors’ books) both days of the fair, so even though I’ll only be there on Saturday you can enjoy the button-ness (including a peek at Kristen Rask‘s new book Button + Stitch!) both days!

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