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It’s a wrap!

I am updating and filling my Etsy store, so it’s time to take some photos.  Equipment gathered and off to the sand box, yes, I take my photos on top of the (closed) sand box!  Usually it provides a nice, shady spot with enough natural light.

Summer is still shining down on us, so those tanned wrists need a colourful gaggle of bracelets.  Even better if one bracelet wraps around, giving four layers of colour and beautiful beads.

Morning Rose Wrap Bracelet by catseatdogs

The vintage buttons I use to fasten are often found with great excitement in the bottom of a tin full of wonderful haberdashery from years gone by.  Tins which waft out a musty smell and are full of ‘kept until they become useful’ items – buttons, snaps, needles and lots of random bits and bobs.

Buttons with part of the original garment attached,  a coat which once kept out the cold with giant buttons or a gown which closed with exquisite shell buttons in a soft grey or a luminescent cream.  I take those buttons and wash them one by one and admire their colour and texture as they are revealed as the (old) toothbrush scrubs away the years.

Pink Pop and Late Summer Sunset Wraps together

I love to see and wear lots of bracelets together, mixing colours and designs and piling them on!

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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.

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