After cleaning up all the fibers that didn't make the cut, I decided to play with other POSSIBILITIES. Next in the queue was a search for buttons for my Channel jacket. I pulled out some of Ima's antique buttons and auditioned quite a few. The first, I just loved, but won't be able to use them as I just don't have enough. Love these pink retros:
These are just so much cooler and prettier IRL, but sadly, just not enough for the jacket.
These actually look quite nice with their facets and aged bronze look. They are much more faceted and sparkly than the photos shows. Alas, I have enough of these but they are a little larger than ideal.
These work really well. They are the right size. What you can't see is that behind the metal filagree is a mirror effect, which once again, my camera fails to show. Right size and lots of them.
I won't make up my mind on buttons until the very end of construction, but I will continue to look and experiment until the right one comes along. I rarely buy the buttons until the garment is complete and this probably won't be any different.
But isn't it fun to play with possibilities? So, pull out your collections, spread them out, lay them on top, and watch them for a while to see what really works for you. It is just great fun.......Bunny