Friday, November 16, 2012

Button, button, who's got the button?!

Thanks to Mod Podge Rocks, I was made aware this morning that it is . . . wait for it . . .

National Button Day!!
And this is how I'm celebrating . . .
This just arrived in the mail yesterday, a cookie tin full of old buttons I bought off e-Bay.
If you've been paying attention, you know that I've been making jewelry out of old buttons. Like this pendant necklace made from vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, vintage crystals and faux pearls, hanging from organza ribbon.
Or this bracelet made with super cool vintage brass buttons. (Not sure I can give this one up!)

And I'm probably getting a little carried away. I'm even making Christmas button necklaces and earrings.
As I started running out of buttons, I turned to my dear friend, Mr. e-Bay. Comfort me Mr. e-Bay. Let me know there is more junk out there for me. 
And as usual, Mr. e-Bay was happy to satisfy my needs. Ahhh, if only the rest of my life were this simple. 
First I have to sort my buttons by color.

Beautiful shades of blue. Something really beachy is gonna come out of this pile, huh!
Holy mother-of-pearl! These could adorn a bride's wrist as she walks down the aisle.
Pretty in pink!
Happy National Button Day, friends! Time to get my craft on!
I'm sharing my button obsession with these beautiful blogs!