Over the past few months, I've found new homes for nearly 600 buttons in my quest to declutter the craft room. However, I kept many, many buttons. The good ones. The ones I inherited from grandma. The ones she inherited from someone else. The really really old ones that I just could not part with. But keeping heirlooms in boxes or bags, hidden away from the light of day, isn't the way to keep them or show them--or who you inherited them from--any respect.
So last night I channeled grandma by setting up shop on the tv tray in front of the Olympics and crafting.
I made two noisy bracelets!
This one has a copper base and is covered with all of the Victorian metal shank buttons in the collection:
This one has a silver base, better to show off the glass buttons.
Aren't they cute?? And NO ONE has a bracelet like either one of them!
I might make a couple more. I still have a bunch of funky plastic and bakelite buttons and several mother-of-pearl ones in the collection.