Monday, March 24, 2008

Buttons and Beads

As we have mentioned in our previous posts, we are building a button and bead inventory to make some one of a kind jewelry. The "Birds" have been gathering some pieces from various places and will continue to tap into some found resources. We have also been searching for some unusual beads and metal findings to go along with these vintage buttons. I have taken a few photos today so you can see some of these unusual buttons, before they are strung into future earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

This is an old metal button with a victorian era lady and gentleman.

These 4 buttons are made of glass and are hand painted. They were made in Czech. by a button maker in the 1920's. They are actually brand new samples.

These pretty pink, glass buttons came from a source in Belgium. She found these in France and are from the early 1900's. They are exquisite.

This grouping is from various sources, but are some of my favorites.

Be sure to check back and visit the "birds" to see what we have made with these beautiful finds.

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