Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crafts San Jose : Button Crafts : A Work of Heart

Is there someone who really knows how to push your buttons?? They say the reason our Mom knows how is because she's the one who sewed them on in the first place.

I'm a big button fanatic and am looking forward to visiting A Work of Heart. 

If you can't make it to the workshop, Button Bracelet Jewelry Kits are available online. There are many ways to make the bracelets. The Charm Bracelet Jewelry Kit incorporates Mother of Pearl buttons. The Precious Pearls Necklace Bracelet Comboat top is inspirational. It's by Grandmother's Buttons.

Try a book on Making Button Jewelry, there's a lot of variety available. Button Jewelry & Accessories: 22 Unique Projects has been on my shelf for years. It covers accessories, too including statement rings. Pretty cool that it's out in a version for Kindle e-readers now.

A Work of Heart has week-long kids' camps over the summer months. Check to see which camps still have spots available and what your children may like. There's even one for creative writing. You'll see some of them listed on our Non-traditional camps in the bay area page.

They're located at 2196 Lincoln Ave. across the street from the Senior Center, just north of Elva's Coffee Shop.

Any artist or crafter will appreciate their blog which is beautiful and informative, definitely worth a click.

The shop is closed in early July so get in there and have fun while you can. After that, check out the variety of hot and exciting arts and crafts that are offered.

Buttons are symbolic, they're nostalgic and they're very green and eco-friendly to use in craft and art. Upcycle buttons from your family's clothes. Mother's coat. The kids' old baby clothes. Can you make a cha-cha bracelet from buttons. I sure hope so!

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