Necklace #89, with vintage and contemporary plastic buttons in butterfly-wing blues, on the ochre bias tape.
The black chirimen does a nice job of offsetting:
Necklace #91. Buttons covered in vintage Japanese fabric (cotton or rayon) accented by contemporary plastic buttons with interesting pink shading.
Necklace #92, fresh from the work table. Buttons are covered in rayon with a complex Chinese print mixing text (in characters), florals, a few babies, one lucky bat, and other things to deconstruct. This fabric is from two tie-ends my friend Diane took off a thrifted blouse. Once all the stitching was out there was just enough space for circles needed to cover #30 button forms.
I still have necklaces at Albuquerque's lovely Mariposa Gallery (see post below), although a couple are gone now. Also see post below for the link to the photo album of current necklaces.