Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thrifting Thursday 2-27-14 ~Buttons

 Hi Thrifters~
Today's post is a short one.
Recently I went to an estate sale in my area and found these great vintage buttons.
Most of these have been used. When I net through the jar to see what there was and to clean them up 75% of them still had bits of cloth and thread still attached, so they're not pristine but definitely have that 'patina' that comes with time and use.

 I was especially drawn to the simple prettiness of these great big mother of pearl buttons.  I used a simple wire technique I learned from Kerry Bogart. She uses it on lamp work disks, but it also works well for these buttons and other disks that need to lay flat.
I debated whether or not to give is a bath in LOS, but decided the bright copper is lighter and more 'spring-like'.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
This piece is available for sale  on my TTE Designs Face Book page.

 Come back tomorrow when I will be a participant in "THE PATINA BLOG HOP "   



3 comments:

  1. I love and collect vintage buttons! It's so nice to see them out and about and unharmed, great piece!

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  2. Only you could make these buttons look so pretty!

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  3. BUTTONS! I'm so glad to see others get some joy from designing with them too. Your necklace is great.

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