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mother of pearl Tshirt

Added Jul 6, 2012

by Heleen de Haan

Utrecht, Netherl...






My love for buttons continues. At an antique fair I found two small bags filled with small and medium old mother of pearl buttons, I immediately saw loads of opportunities and bought the lot.
I get a lot of compliments in the colorful button necklace I made, but loads of people wonder if it is attached to the shirt. So that gave me the idea to make this Tshirt. I bought the shirt, so no kudos for me there.
In the beginning I wanted the buttons to go around the neck like a necklace too, but half way it started to look a bit old-fashioned like a pearl necklace, so I ended up making some sort of pear shape.




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    Jul 8, 2012, 01.32 PMby bjr99

    Great idea. It really adds a lot of interest to a plain T shirt.

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    Jul 7, 2012, 05.53 PMby janene

    Love this. And it looks very fitting for a maths teacher! Lots of mathematical symbols in the centre of the buttons! ;-)

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      Jul 9, 2012, 07.26 PMby Heleen de Haan

      haha! thanks! My dad (a mathematician) would have loved this! Its totally accidental, but it must be in my blood ;)

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    Jul 7, 2012, 03.49 AMby poldapop

    Love this! And I like the shape you chose – it reminds me of ying/yang symbol.

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      Jul 9, 2012, 07.24 PMby Heleen de Haan

      thanks! now my shirt is also spiritual :)

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    Jul 7, 2012, 02.55 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Beautiful! I love it.

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    Jul 6, 2012, 11.35 PMby anikissed

    What a great find, and put to great use. They’re beautiful buttons.

    From a fellow button lover :)

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      Jul 9, 2012, 07.21 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks! they shine super nice when the sunlight hits them :)
      it’s always nice to know there are more button lovers out there!

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    Jul 6, 2012, 06.27 PMby pink-cornelia

    looks really pretty, makes the shirt very interesting.

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      Jul 9, 2012, 07.16 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks! Don’t you just love how simple it is to make a simple shirt not so simple :)

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