Monday, March 6, 2017

Whimsy and Color

A few that are new:

Necklace #168
Buttons covered with vintage kimono silk on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.

This is actually a little re-style, with the big daisy-fabric button put into its center.  Always nice to get yellow and purples (and reds) together.

Necklace #169.
Contemporary bone buttons from Indonesia with vintage bone buttons and vintage bone bodkins, on Japanese cotton bias tape.

My other-in-law had a little bag of old bone bodkins that must have belonged to her mother.  The little faces were saved from a blouse - each one has its own expression.

Necklace is not numbered because I made it for myself.  Vintage mother of pearl buttons and a Japanese wooden slider, on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.

I was so delighted to find this slider at a yard sale - look at those little teeth!  I finally decided to do something with it and was actually surprised that what I liked best with it were the little mother of pearl sweater buttons of decades past.

Necklace #170.  Vintage celluloid buttons with yoyos of Japanese kimono cotton, on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.

Sometimes a little yoyo play is a fun thing.  The elaborate extruded yellow celluloid flowers were actually old earrings found in a baggie at Savers thrift store and turned into buttons.  

As always, the big photo album of relatively recent necklaces is at