Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cinch it up!

I was mesmerized by the rainbow of colors in Sarah Lukkonen 's booth at Bead Fest. Sarah is the creator of C Koop Beads. Little colorful enameled findings that she creates herself. Every finding comes in every color of the rainbow and it was HARD picking out a few favorites. I wanted one of each!

photo credit: Kelley Wenzel
I picked up a couple of these cool double holed button-type findings. Sarah had a kit available for purchase, of a necklace created with some of her other beads, leather cord, and these buttons. The button cinches up and down to adjust the length of the necklace! I couldn't get over the simple but interesting way she used it! I designed something similar here in the necklace below. By placing beads on the ends of the leather cord, it prevents the cording from slipping out of the button holes.

Here is a close-up show of the button in action.

Check out the C Koop Beads website. They have a nice selection of items to purchase, but Sarah said she welcomes emails if you are looking for something specific.

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