Sat 31 Dec, 2011 08:00 pm
Over the years I've managed to acquire a large supply of buttons, mostly the very small ones, and I have been trying to think of what they could be used for, apart from simply handing them into the Op Shops. Even if I did that, I suspect they would not find a new home quickly. After all, apart from sewing them all onto a garment, like I saw once, in the UK, where they celebrated the Button King and Button Queen. The garments they wore were smothered in buttons. I can't see me doing anything like that. I'm keeping the larger ones because I have more use for them, but those very small ones that are around half an inch in diameter or under are the ones that I'd like to find something usefull to do with them. Any ideas?
tons tons of fun button crafts out there
A friend of mine (artist) did a sculpture with buttons, but I'll not describe it since of course it's her idea. I'll say it involved many buttons on a material that would weather well.
Safety pins, one of the best inventions of all time - saw similar by the etruscans in an etruscan museum.
On my friend's work, I'll see if she's got a website now with them posted, and post if so.
this isn't one of my friend's bracelets, but it's quite similar
(I think my friend's use of colour is much better)
you could go to this website and buy button fringe
orrrrrrrrrrrrrr you could make it!
I've found my photos of my friend's work, and no website immediately. I'll email to ask if it's okay for me to post the photos (she's a designer). Gads, they're fabulous (not the photos but the work).
love this! buttons on canvas flats ... she mentions she's going to add buttons to espadrilles as well ... great idea!
from another blog ...
a ring made out of buttons