Hands up who has a collection of buttons? Hands up again if you would like to see something beautiful made with them? OK rest your arms now and check this out! This is not about Button the environmentally friendly cat or ideas about sewing buttons. It isn’t even about saxophone buttons. If you need saxophone assistance at great prices, payment plans and excellent service see below.
It is instead about button art. I found myself last week with my 12-year-old son all ready to sit his music exam but without a piano accompanist. (gasp) I had known for some time he needed one but as I know many piano players I hadn’t worried about it too much. Suddenly we had a week to the exam and no accompanist. Every one I knew was working or busy or too late notice and I was starting to panic. Then a lovely woman was sent via divine providence. She had a quick practice with him a few days before and one on the day and every thing went smoothly. The point to this was the beautiful necklace she was wearing. Unfortunately I didn’t have my usual camera and my blurry phone photo doesn’t do it justice. I almost didn’t put the photo in but then I thought “life is short, be precise but not protectionist!” In real life it looked gorgeous.
I asked her about it and she explained the buttons belonged to her mother. She had used florist wire to put them together and had glued some of them on top of each other to give a wonderful rich yet subtle effect. The colours looked exquisite together and would definitely compliment most out fits. The second I get time I am going to try it myself! What a delightful use for sentimental items or just because you want to. I am so glad to have met her and to have learnt about “thinking outside the square” with accessories.
What do YOU think of the use of lovely buttons this way?