NatCroMo 2016, March 2: Daily Giveaway

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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour


Welcome to Crochetville’s fourth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2016. Join us as we take a virtual tour on our passenger steam train, The Crochet Express, visiting crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, and offer some fun giveaways.

Today’s Posts: Shelby Allaho | Abbey Swanson | Julie Blagojevich | String Theory Yarn Company | The Buffalo Wool Company| Daily Giveaway


Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)

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March 2 Daily Giveaway
One set of four (1″ x 1-1/2″) brass buttons etched with hearts
and love letter motif with a deep purple patina
Retail Value $44


One set of three ( two 1/2″ x 1″ and one 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″)
speckled texture brass buttons with purple patina
Retail Value: $23.00


Special thanks to Julie Mitchell of Paradox Art Glass for sponsoring the March 2 Daily Giveaway on The Crochet Express. One lucky winner will receive the two sets of buttons shown above.

In case you don’t win the giveaway, Julie’s also offering a special discount code for 15% off your entire order, good through March 31, at her Paradox Art Glass Etsy shop. Just enter code Cville16.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.


Julie Says:

Buttons begin as plain brass sheet, onto which I place my design and then acid etched. The metal sheet is then cleaned, cut, hole punched, colored, sanded and sealed completely by hand in my private studio.

Buttons are finished with a *WATERPROOF* SEALANT (NOT ACRYLIC LACQUER) that is specifically designed for metal jewelry and accessories. AGAIN, THERE IS NO NEED TO REMOVE THESE BUTTONS PRIOR TO WASHING YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARMENTS!

Unlike other buttons that are sealed with an acrylic lacquer, my metal buttons may be washed in cold, warm or hot water with a mild detergent. Garments may even be soaked for a short period of time while washing.

These buttons are guaranteed to beautifully compliment and complete your gorgeous, handmade garments and works of art!


Enter the Giveaway:

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42 thoughts on “NatCroMo 2016, March 2: Daily Giveaway”

  1. These buttons are simply gorgeous and are calling out to be placed on a very special crochet item that will due them justice

  2. The buttons are lovely. I’m not sure how I would use them. Maybe on a hat and cowl set. Thanks for this great opportunity to win.

  3. I would use these buttons when I make shawlettes, and shaws. These are such statement pieces! I have fallen in love with wood buttons recently. I cant even imagine these! They have to feel amazing.

  4. These buttons are gorgeous! I would use them on hats, purses, and headbands. I might even use them on a shawl as a broach.

  5. While I’m not completely sure how I’d use them, I can see them on a nice teal or cobalt sweater or shawl (the large one in the smaller set might well become a matching hairband as I do that with buttons sometimes).

  6. These buttons are so striking beautiful that I think they could be incorporated into a crocheted necklace along with some coordinating beads.

  7. I think it’s great that they’re waterproof! I think they need to be used in a project that shows how lovely they are – something that really shows them off.

  8. The buttons are beautiful! For now I would just add them to my collection until I found the perfect project to use them on. ie… Feed the stash. lol

  9. Gorgeous buttons!! I’d use them on a crochet purse, bag or tote. I also love making bracelets and would definitely incorporate these beauties.

  10. Thank you all for the compliments! I hope the winner truly enjoys the buttons. If anyone has suggestions for future buttons (styles, shapes, etc.), I would love to hear them. I am also working on several series of glass buttons. Enjoy the tour!

  11. They are different and I love them. I think they would look lovely on a cardigan or to hold a shawl shut. I may just look at them for awhile. Thanks for sharing. Fingers crossed.


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