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.
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 https://goo.gl/photos/uJFB3VUDePMFPEbk9.