Lush Lampwork offer unique handmade beads and buttons to add character to your sewing projects. They offer a range of buttons including spotty ones, heart ones, flowers and even themed buttons such as the seaside buttons pictured here.
Every button is made one at a time, from coloured glass rods which are melted and shaped in the flame, then slowly kiln-cooled for lasting strength, so two buttons can ever be the same.
You can choose to have buttons with a shiny or etched finish and are approximately 15mm-16mm wide. You can also buy larger focal buttons to use as a feature on your designs, they sell button and bead sets such as the one pictured. They can also make to order if you contact them with your request.
Julie Fountain, the artist behind Lush Lampwork, also gives one to one tuition in the art of glass bead (and button!) making from her home studio in Malvern, Worcestershire. See the website or phone 07906 651846 to book.
***Special offer for readers of The Sewing Directory Blog – spend £10 or more at www.lushlampwork.co.uk and quote “SB Blog Button Offer” to receive a free handmade button sample with your order. Offer ends 31.12.10 ***