I am the creative wife of my soul mate. I have 4 gorgeous daughters(1 is really my daughter-in-law),and the most wonderful son in the world. I have 4 amazing grandchildren, ages 5 to 11. Collecting buttons and sewing are 2 of my favorite pastimes.I love thrift and antique stores. I am always looking for something to repurpose.
Winnifred presented a very informative program on Mother of Pearl buttons at this months button study.
These are two types of shells that buttons would have been cut from.
This is a shell after the buttons have been cut from it.
Here we have carved and pierced Mother of Pearl buttons.
These MOP buttons are embellished with metal.
Dyed MOP buttons
This is a carved MOP belt buckle. Winnefred had a gorgeous collection of MOP buttons, and as always was a fountain of information. 91 years young and a delight to have in our group. Thank you ,Winnefred!
A Rebus using buttons
For those of you following our little bird family, the babies have left the nest! Mr. Wonderful and I have empty nest syndrome! We miss the little bundles of feathers but we can have our coffee on the front porch now. Happy hunting! ~Robin~