Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio put out the challenge for a good old fashion button swap. Cindy paired us up and buttons flew through the mail to eager hands waiting to create . Alice of Alice Dreaming was my partner and you see the lovely stash she sent for me to play with. My love of buttons started early when my Grandmother gave me a plastic box full of buttons for Christmas. Oh how I wish I had those lovelies now...we played with them for hours......
A simple fun piece to wear.....
Ceramic button from Landon Road Designs
Next I played with the rhinestone and pearl buttons.
to complete this piece. I can say I am not a "stringer"
Living near the Mississippi river I have always loved pearl buttons. Muscatine Iowa was known as the "button capitol of the world". Apparently because of a bend in the river many clams accumulated in the river. For a period of 75 years the button industry fueled the towns economy.
I am still in the thinking process with this beautiful lampwork button Alice sent me
The helpers as usual showed up for the photography session.......
Bob really wasn't too impressed......
Foo thought it was just her thing and took it while my back was turned!
Thank you Cindy Wimmer!!!
There are a lot of ladies playing button button.....have fun on your hop!
Alice Peterson and Kim Bender
Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.