Sunday, February 28, 2010
These pairs of pearl button earrings are crafted from genuine Mississippi River pearl buttons. They are hanging from hypoallergenic wires. The buttons are the remaining inventory purchased from Muscatine Pearl Works. Pearl buttons haven't been made in Muscatine, Iowa since the 1960s.
The large circle measures 3/4" diameter. These come packaged in a white organza gift bag.
These Fair Isle Stockings are entirely hand knitted with quality wool yarn. Each stocking is approximately 24 inches long from top to toe. They are personalized with name and birth year. Each motif has special meaning such as cars and trucks for boys or hearts and lady bugs for girls.
I handknitted and then felted this large bag for durability, strength and beauty. This bag is made with quality yarns and has so many wonderful colors. It has navy blue, yellow, red, purple, turquoise, lime green, and orange. I strung some colored pearl buttons to make the toggle which secures the loop. This bag would be great for so many things. It could be used for a diaper bag, weekend get-away, exercise tote. This is a quality bag that should last for many years. If you get it dirty it can be put in the wash and left to air dry.
The bag measures a generous 18" wide X 13" tall X 8" deep. Truly a one of a kind bag!
This unique pearl button pin design measures 2 1/2" w X 1 3/4" h. It is made of twelve separate pearl buttons. These are pearl buttons that were made from shells extracted from the Mississippi River. They come from Muscatine, Iowa the pearl button capital of the world!
The pin has been securely glued to a wooden disk and has a pin back. Every pin I make I sign and put the year on the back.
This bag measures 15" wide X 11" tall and a depth of 8". The colors I've knitted into it are purple, hot pink, orange, lime green, teal blue, yellow and a touch of black to make the other colors pop! I also knitted a wonderful novelty yarn into it to give it that extra pizazz. I also include a toggle I made of strung colored pearl buttons to secure the loop. This is a large bag that would be great for a weekender, project tote, or for those with young children who have to carry all those necessities. This is a one of kind bag that is sure to get noticed.
I used natural wool from a local wool povider to make this heart and snowflake pattern stocking. The measurements are 21" long x 6" across.