... ordered something that, when it arrived, wasn't quite what you thought? I bought some 'picture cabochons' from a seller on Etsy last year and when they arrived, discovered that they were actually little metal badges without the pin backs. So what do you do with pinless badges? Nothing - until recently when I had an idea for a challenge over on Beaders Online. The challenge theme was flowers/birthstones for January/February and February's flower is the iris. The colours were just my sort of thing so I got out all my beads, only to find that none of them were at all inspiring. Then I remembered the badges and discovered one that was just perfect. So, here is my Iris Necklace:
The badge has a bead embroidered bezel with an ultrasuede backing and is hung on a simple satin ribbon. I've also done a couple more but have yet to find ribbons for those so you'll have to wait to see them.
Oh, and I just had to order some more badges yesterday. Well, I know what to do with them now, don't I? ;0)