Good morning, dear readers! I hope y'all are doing better than I am. My allergies are giving me fits! The goldenrod and ragweed are blooming, making the pollen count very high. This happens each Fall and Spring.
I have had several emails asking about button sources. The very best place to find buttons is in an antique/junque store or flea market. I love old button jars! You never know what you'll find inside.
Another good source is Etsy. I've found numerous button jars and sewing notion boxes filled full of treasures listed on Etsy.
Some of you have inquired where I found the Czech art glass buttons. I purchased most from a bead shop that has since closed, but have found some at the Fire Mountain Gems website. You can click here to see what they have to offer.
Something else you may wish to consider is asking any of your relatives if they have your grandma's button stash box/jar. I was fortunate enough to receive several containers filled with buttons previously owned by my great-grandmother and grandmother. These are especially precious to me and I only use those buttons on projects for family members.
DONT"T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE SEPTEMBER 6TH POST FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THE FOUR BUTTON COLLECTIONS OFFERED IN THE GIVE AWAY!!! THE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED VIA RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR AND ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013.
Well, since I've been under the weather this week, I think I will leave you with some images of works I've done with buttons to hopefully inspire you in your own work:
(Note: ALL images and designs are my original work and are protected by copyright law!)
May you have a wonderful week full of tatting creativity & fun! Until next Friday~