Monday, November 12, 2018

The Annual Salon des Artistes is coming right up

This year we are doing something a little different and joining forces with more artists at the Bazaar Lizard, in a landmark house, The Lizard House, in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque in Albuquerque's North Valley.  The house has a sculptural relief of a very large lizard on its front wall.  We're excited about getting to go inside!  So, it's December 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 8671 Rio Grande Boulevard NE, official invitation by artist Bea Lombard below:

Some inside-the-gate parking available; more along Rio Grande Blvd.  Please bring cash or checks for shopping, and come and see us and the Lizard House!

Moving slightly away from the Bakelite stash

Celluloid is as luscious as Bakelite.  It's hard not to rub these buttons like talismans.

Necklace #196.  Vintage celluloid and metal buttons on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape. Little Bakelite ball buttons at the ends.

Extruded celluloid is pretty weird stuff and maybe not for everyone, but I think it has a wacky charm.

 Necklace #201.  Vintage extruded celluloid buttons on satin bias tape.

But leaving plastics behind, these intricate mother of pearl buttons are likely Victorian.

Necklace #198.  Antique mother of pearl buttons on Japanese cotton bias tape.

Stone is nice, too.

Necklace #197.  Stone buttons on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.

But on to something softer, buttons covered with vintage Japanese kimono fabric.

Necklace #200.  Buttons covered in vintage Japanese bias tape, with Bakelite accent buttons, on satin bias tape.  

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