For this week’s Through The Lens Thursday I dug into my button collection and pulled out some of my favourites, the black Mother of Pearl buttons. Some buttons I use in my jewelry making and some (like these), I keep in my favourites jar. Next week is tall, so that will be an interesting one. Happy Thursday!
I made a quick long necklace today on a complete whim. I pulled out the top/dress I like when the weather is like the inside of an oven with no cakes, and decided I needed a long necklace to wear with it. I have had this sliced up tagua nut set for a while and have never really decided how to use them. Funny how all of a sudden a design pops into your head and you know exactly how to execute it. So, I grabbed my leather and tied them on, chose a button and made a fastener with it. Ta dah! I love these simple necklaces I made last week, they are light to wear and look great together or alone. I have some similar necklaces which I wear with everything. They are in my Etsy store if you want to see more photos. I washed up some buttons today which I have had a while, stored in an old cake tin which I think is the storage of choice for vintage buttons. …
Seaweed flowers on the beach. There is a ton of seaweed, and I like that some of it looks like flowers. I spot the pretty ones and take a photo. Never arrange what I find, just take a snap and keep looking. Chips. These chips are yum! Spotted in Trader Joes. Buttons in a lovely box. I must confess I love the box that these buttons are in as much as the buttons. The brass hearts are the reason I had to have them. There are some mother of pearl buttons in here too and a pin!
One of my favourite things in the whole wide world- vintage buttons. I always have to keep them where I can gaze at them for a while before I use them in a piece of jewelry.