Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cute as a Button Friendship Necklaces

I'm preparing for a local craft fair on October 30, 2011.  Last year was my first venture into the craft fair world, and I actually made a small profit, so I decided to "re-up" this year.


One lesson I took away from my 2010 experience was:  Low cost items for kids WILL sell.  Last year the only low cost children's items I had were miniature Halloween bags.  I almost sold out!!  I had only two left at the end of the day, so I'm taking twice as many this year.


This weekend, I also played around with another low cost "impulse buy" item ---little girl necklaces made from polymer clay and ceramic buttons on colorful cording with metal ball clasp and ring closures.   I'm calling them Cute as a Button Friendship Necklaces.  We'll see how that goes. I'm still fumbling a bit with my tiny pliers and the ball clasps.  I'm much more comfortable with a needle and thread!


The polymer clay buttons are from Ayarina: I purchased the handmade ceramic buttons from Buttonalia:  I also have some beautiful polymer clay buttons from Polymer Claybox, but the holes are too small for my 2mm cording, so I may need to use heavy pearl cotton?  I'm still pondering what to do with those.



LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Those are really cute and should be a hit with the kids

  2. Great tip for craft fairs - thanks because I am planning to try them out next year! You are really talented! I love all of your items!

  3. Good luck at your show! These will do well. You're right, impulse items are always a great idea esp. for the kids!

  4. Thank you for the positive comments!
    Guess I'll make another batch or two!!

  5. Soooo cute. The little girls will love them.