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Stroppel Cane Swirl with Button Covers and Brass Buttons

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Stroppel Cane Necklace

I was cleaning up my work space after covering the hand in the last post and made this Stroppel Cane Jelly roll Cane.

From my pattern business years ago I still have hundreds of brass button covers that for some reason I still have. Okay I admit, it’s because I’m a keeper of “things I might be able to use in my art projects” kind of person. I also have lots of rubber cording. I decide to combine the two making these “beads” removable and interchangeable.

button cover necklace - Stroppel Cane

 

Of course your cording has to be thin enough and flexible enough for the clasp to close.

The second thing I have a few of are brass button on a shank. I pushed one through each slice of my cane and baked them

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All I had to do is run the cord through the button shank and tada. The cord was just tight enough to keep everything in place and keep them from sliding. Both of these necklaces lay well and look very interesting.

Brass button necklace - Stroppel Cane

 

There’s a discussion on FaceBook about Buna Cord or Rubber cording. Several people say that years later the cord gets brittle and falls apart. I’ve heard this before, but I haven’t had it happen to me.

You might want to consider a different cording material if you are going to make anything like this and offer it for sale. These are just for me.

3 comments to Stroppel Cane Swirl with Button Covers and Brass Buttons

  • So vibrant and gorgeous for a dull Winter Sunday in Australia Alice. I WAS a hoarder until frequent moves meant frequent culls. I haven’t lost the knack though I think!

  • [...] her I wonder if I can combine brass buttons, rubber cord and polymer to make something interesting post and her I wonder if I can make something bigger and more complicated than I usually do post [...]

  • Alice

    Wendy, I’m glad to know you might be a kindred spirt in more ways than one. A hoarder is a good thing right? :-)
    Thank you so much! For mentioning me on you oh so interesting blog. I wish I could be there for your exhibition, I know it’s going to be a total wowser. Xo

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