Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BUTTON UP


When I started this project I spent a lot of time on the look- out for suitable accessories that could adorn the cards and the paper bags that we are creating.


Living in a South-African coastal town with a long settlers history, with many old people and many second hand shops to browse through, this was quite a pleasurable endeavor. 


I found many old and beautiful buttons. Some of them even hand painted and hand carved.


And then I learned that pretty buttons, many years of age, are sought after treasuries in other parts of the world and that one has to think twice before gluing them onto a greeting card.


And many are collectors items themselves.


Since then I have established a little collection of my own.



One very special darling for me  is this pink transparent button with a rosette of white plastic leaves inside . 

1 comment:

Ram said...

great stuff... all the buttons are really looking very beautiful... :)

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