I simply cannot believe its that time of year again.. I clearly remember my grandfather telling me that the older one gets the shorter the years are.I laughed at the time, thinking how could that be as the number of days remain the same... But now that I am getting older I see it is indeed true.
It seems I just blinked and the summer is gone - the sun has started going down earlier bringing the nights in sooner and the leaves are changing colors and starting to make their way to the ground.
My favorite time of year I must add. The Fall season here on the East Coast of the USA is simply spectacular with its array of capturing tones and colors. It simply takes ones breath away when seen in mass. I am one of the fortunate ones to see it in mass as I live in a mainly wooded area. As the leaves start changing color so does my picture change outside my bedroom window on a daily basis. Never stagnant and forever changing right up to the point where the branches are bare.
As it is heading to Christmas season and I am due to fly over to the UK and work another show on beads and buttons with the Christmas theme in mind.Because of this, I started looking through some inventory today and came across a large box of the loveliest mother of pearl pre war Japanese buttons.
I had been thinking of making a framed wreath out of buttons using all the colors of the leaves but after finding these I changed my mind and instantly got my craft glue out.
I started with a ring of flat hank buttons and built the layer up slowely ...
I simply love mother of pearl. There is something so very calming about it, the feel as well as the look.
I decided to add a ribbon I made with black vintage lush velvet which is a real contrast to the calmness of the pearl.
I then I added a inner frame before placing it into a glass box frame.
A simple idea that is classy and I believe make a lovely gift for someone that collects buttons or appreciates their beauty.
So, if you have a tin that was handed down by a grandmother or a tin filled with buttons that you have collected over the years and are now ready to have them shown instead of hidden away this could be just the idea for you.
Final note : If you do not have your own collection of passed down buttons or collected ones you can always pop onto www.accessoriesofold.com and buy them too.