Sunday, July 24, 2011

I ♡ Macro July 24, 2011

Busy, busy weekend, but I'm making time to post a couple of macro shots.  I really look forward to I Macro Sundays and I usually spend the week thinking about what type of picture I want to post on Sunday.

The first picture is of an interesting button I bought at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.  Every now and then I would pull the button out and contemplate what to do with it, but just didn't feel the inspiration to make anything.  A couple of weeks ago I was piecing together a bracelet design that I had bouncing around in my head, but I couldn't figure out what type of clasp I wanted to use and had left it unfinished.  A few nights later, I suddenly woke up and thought about the button.  I finished the bracelet the next day, and the button worked wonderfully.  I really like how the bracelet turned out.
I also took a couple of pictures of an abandoned snail shell that I found in our backyard.
I love shells like this, with the perfect spiral pattern.
And I love the texture
I'm joining
studio waterstone

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Wow - love how you finished off that bracelet with the button! The photos of the snail shell are fabulous! Love the texture and the patterns on that shell!

  2. Beautiful pictures all around! Finishing that bracelet with a button was the perfect solution :)

  3. I look forward to this every week too! I just adore that button. I have a 'thing' for buttons and have a hard time passing them up. It works beautifully in the bracelet! The shell shot is amazing!!

  4. What a cool button and so unusual! The bracelet is wonderful!! At first I thought maybe you had etched the button yourself and then I studied it closer and was drawn even more to how cool it is! I did some etching on knife handles years ago... makes me want to think about it again :) Love the spiral closeup too :)

  5. The bracelet looks fab with the button - gorgeous!
    I love shells, unfortunately my little one HATES sand so I have not been to the beach for a while!

  6. love the button on the bracelet. It looks perfect, like it belongs there.

  7. That button is great! Looks like maybe a child's drawing or something.

  8. Oh wow, that button is awesome! hmmm just got coupons yesterday and Michael's is right next door to Hobby Lobby, the gas I save would justify the button, right???

  9. The button is perfect - isn't it funny how we buy things then don't use them forever... and still remember we have them. Love that sweet snail shell.