Dorset Button Jewellery Kit
Beaded Choker and Bracelet, EclipseEclispe choker and bracelet uses crosswheel and daisy chain buttons in its design. It's also the first beaded Dorset button jewellery kit we've produced. There are lots fo photographs to support our comprehensive written instructions for each part of this kit making it suitable for beginners and experienced button makers. We've deliberately not put sizes for this kit as it has enough rings and thread for all neck and wrist sizes. You will be able to make a choker and bracelet to fit you.
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Each Dorset button jewellery kit comes with written instruction sheets supported by colour photographs throughout, closed rings, beads, our own hand dyed wool thread suitable for Dorset button making, a small eyed needle for threading beads and a size 18 tapestry needle. Everything you need to make your Dorset button necklace. We use high quality superwash 75%merino/25%nylon sock wool in our Dorset button jewellery kits so they are soft to wear against your skin. (Always wash Dorset buttons before attaching to a project, to get rid of any dye residue).
We have two options for packaging this kit. The default option is a reusable grip seal bag. If you would prefer to be plastic free in your packaging please choose the cloth project bags option. These are made by local ladies, often using recycled materials. An extra £1 will be added to your kit which goes directly to the person who made your bag.
Here at Beaker Button we're passionate about this fabulous craft. We are always coming up with new designs and uses for Dorset buttons and we are fascinated by the endless possibilities they present. From finishing hand knitted or crocheted projects to embellishing Quilts, Dorset buttons add that special unique touch that makes a project really sing. We turn them into jewellery, either stitched together or simply on their own. We use them on bags, scarves, cards, clothing and more. Everything you can do with a normal button you can do with a Dorset button, and you can make your Dorset button completely individual, customised to complement your project.
Dorset buttons were stitched by hand in Dorset from the early 1600's to 1851. They were shipped all over the world and were even worn by royalty. This cottage industry employed over 4000 people at its height, making over 100 different Dorset button types, all in white linen. Their popularity died overnight after the Great Exhibition of 1851, when a new button machine was showcased. Many families were left destitute and emigrated to escape starvation, and the art was more or less lost. The W.I., the Arts and Crafts movement and others have kept this fabulous craft alive and now you can learn how to make them too.
Dorset buttons are coming back in a big way. Here at Beaker Button we love using modern colour and materials to create a contemporary twist on this fabulous craft. There is nothing more trendy than personalising your project with your own hand stitch Dorset button!
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