Cufflinks created from vintage brass buttons revamped with Pebeo Prisme and Moon paints

AW Cufflinks


Good evening. I thought that you might like to see some cufflinks that I created from vintage brass buttons decorated using speciality Prisme and Moon paints from Pebeo. I love these paints. Perfect for upcycling these plain buttons.

I have finished my first set of Kanzashi Flowers

I have finished my first set of Kanzashi fabric flowers using wonderful kits available from Gina-B-Silkworks. Gina’s instructions are so easy to follow. Loved making these. They are a great technique for using up tiny fabric scraps too.

Now I have to decide what to do with them. I think that I will use them to decorate a little sewing box.

AW Kanzashi

AW Kanzashi 2

Thread Wrapped and Embroidered Buttons

I had some time today to make some thread wrapped and embroidered buttons. I need a little practice with the embroidery but love them.

Gina buttons 1


I used instructions (Original Snowflake Button Designs) and 25mm MDF button blanks available from Gina-B Silkworks . I love the textile kits available from the talented Gina Barrett – do take a look at her website.

I am making myself a little sewing box and will use these to decorate it – will share when I have finished.

Anne x.

Thread Wrapped Buttons


I followed instructions from Gina Barrett’s (Gina-B Silkworks) Button Making DVDs. So much fun making these and her instructions are brilliant.

I recycled a bit of faded lace to create the pincushion and coloured it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to coordinate with my vibrant thread colours, and made a pretty scissor keeper to match.


These were my first attempts. Perfect for adding to embroidery projects or to bags. Think that I will be making a few more of these.