April 26, 2012

Button Swap Update!

Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio is hosting a Button Swap and Blog Hop. Button lovers from all over were paired up to swap 4 buttons and then on May 13th, reveal what we made with the buttons.
 
I was paired up with Karen Mitchell Over the Moon Designs blog.  She sent me buttons all the way from Australia. The swap buttons are all vintage from her stash.
 
 
The yellow button may be casein from 1940's and came on a card of buttons used by sales reps to show sizes and colours.  Next to it is one of her oldest buttons, cut glass (??) and brass.  According to her MIL, it came from her grandmothers button jar which would date it to the early 1900's, and she thought it was from an evening caplet of her grandmothers.  
 
 
The big MOP is abalone and the other is inlayed MOP.
 
 
Then she sent me a suprise as well.  Four tiny buttons.  The buttons mini versions of buttons she already has. They're vintage from the 1940's (the green and the yellow) and 1960's (black and silver).
 
 
 
Now what to make with these wonderful buttons........