Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Almost Time for the annual Salon des Artistes ...

and a few more necklaces have been added to the stash.

Necklace #219.  Sweet vintage ceramic button in the center with some Bakelite (or fine celluloid?) buttons and fabric-covered buttons with an apple print - on satin bias tape.

Necklace #220, a classic vintage rhinestone design on satin bias tape.

Necklace #221, a lovely Czech glass and rhinestone buckle from my Aunt Emma's collection, with vintage plastic and rhinestone button in its center.  Vintage glass buttons, likely also Czech, complete the necklace, on satin bias tape.

Necklace #224
.  A vintage carved mother of pearl button in the center, with sparkly vintage plastic and rhinestone buttons and vintage glass buttons, on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.

Necklace #222.  Rattan buttons and buttons covered in silk handkerchief fabric, on satin bias tape.

Necklace #223.  Beach pebble buttons made by Nancy Arnold of the Button Bird, with little flags of vintage Japanese kimono silk decked with bone and horn buttons.  Satin bias tape base.

For the rogue's gallery of recent necklaces do click on

Monday, October 7, 2019

Vintage plastics, polka dots, and again one more vintage buckle necklace.

A few birthday-gift buttons combined with the stash here, in delicious reds - metal and celluloid and maybe indeed Bakelite:

Necklace #216.  Metal and vintage plastic, on cotton polka dot bias tape.

I guess scotties and sailors wound up on the same necklace because of their vintage appeal and associations with events of the Roosevelt (FDR) era:

Necklace #217.  Celluloid scotties and Bakelite sailors on the polka dot cotton bias tape.

It took awhile to plan for this antique buckle from the collection of my late Aunt Emma.  Somehow it has survived use as a buckle (I think it must be Victorian) with only the loss of a few little jet bits.  This left a nice space for a sparkly glass button.  I reinforced with recommended glue all the contact points for the little jet elements.  It seems the right centerpiece for a handful of vintage glass buttons.

Necklace #218.  Antique jet and brass buckle with vintage glass buttons, on Japanese chirimen polyester bias tape.