Monday, January 6, 2020

Day 6 : Polyphemus

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 6 : Polyphemus

Day 6 : Polyphemus

Today's button is named for Homer's Cyclops. A bit unusual I know!

I've had some eye shaped jewellery findings for quite some time, purchased solely with the idea of making eye buttons. I've still got at least another three ideas of how to use these in different ways, but this time I decided on using the zwirnknopfe techniques of wrapping.

The iris is an even smaller ring, again wrapped using the zwirnknopfe method. It is the attached to the centre of the eye shaped ring, which in turn is added to the centre of an acrylic ring. I used perle cotton no 12 for this, with the exception of the black, which is a 20/3 lace thread.

The button is 40mm / 1 1½" / 60L

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