with a less subtle, sharper-contrast contemporary plastic button:
I have been looking at lots of vintage French casein plastic necklaces from the 1930s from designer Bonaz, and my favorite one is half-black and half-red - very sleek. In the shop of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art I saw this luscious glass necklace (from its patina I at first thought it was vinyl), also half-black and half-red, and so it was time to make a half- and half- backing for a button necklace. I wanted rhythm but not straightforward bilateral symmetry with the buttons:
Necklace #152. Vintage Lucite and rhinestone button, other vintage lucite and vintage plastic buttons, on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.
I've been meaning to play with yo-yos from the Japanese vintage kimono silk stash, and here is one, also featuring some of the cloth-covered buttons I got at Le Petit Pan in Paris.
Necklace #153. Poufs of vintage Japanese kimono fabric with cotton-covered buttons from Paris, on Japanese cotton bias tape.
(Confession - a little of the gathering on the central pouf shows here! It doesn't show on the necklace now, but I really liked this picture and didn't dump it!).
Again, more necklace pictures at https://goo.gl/photos/uJFB3VUDePMFPEbk9.