Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vintage Buttons - some favorite genres

Some may remember the sheer nylon blouses of the 1950s - they were often a neutral cream-color or pastel, although my grandmother had a stunning crimson one and black, too.  The buttons were usually little clear knobs set with rhinestones, like the little rhinestone-set ones on this new necklace.

Necklace #93.  Vintage plastic buttons with rhinestones on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.

And there is nothing so seductive as vintage Bakelite, with its happy patina and slight phenolic scent.

Necklace #94.  Vintage Bakelite buttons and buckle on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.  

See the currently available necklaces, including the ones at Albuquerque's Mariposa Gallery, at  Check out the archive at  Click on a photo for captions.