Friday, September 20, 2013

On with Button-box Fun, Going from the Green to the Royal Purple Background

One last fling with the lovely green bias tape and those contemporary toggles, this time in combo with the last of my little Bakelite bowls:

Necklace #73

And then to the lovely purple chirimen bias tape for a few selections:

Necklace #74.  Contemporary bone and horn buttons, with a couple of plastic ones made in "Holland", as the little card said....

Necklace #75.  Vintage plastic and glass-and-metal buttons, all a little bit smoky.

Necklace #76.  Contemporary horn and plastic buttons.  This one was more fun to test-drive than I expected it to be.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Birthday Button Time Again! (and more new work)

 Fresh offerings of wonderful buttons for my birthday!

The green vintage plastic and red and white celluloid are from my dear friend who's known me since we were seven.  The blue covered buttons and wonderful celluloid and wooden numbers are from my cousin, a great bestow-er of treasures always.  These will be fun to play with.

And then, buttons straight from the box:

Necklace #71.  Vintage plastic buttons with a faux bamboo design, found at Bad Madge's vintage and collectibles store in San Diego's South Park neighborhood, with contemporary plastic toggles from our lovely local yarn store, Village Wools.  They are on a Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape in a green I wasn't sure was going to work, but it turns out I love it.

Necklace #72.  Vintage buttons of faceted plastic - most are also from Bad Madge's again.  Still on the satisfying green chirimen polyester.