Well, I'm not exactly sure what happened to last week. I know I promised to post more often but last week seriously got away from me. One day it was Monday and then I blinked and it was Friday. I swear, it happened just like that. I have been working away on some new things, experimenting with some new materials as I said in a previous post. Sorry to be so secretive, but I'll let you know more later. I was squirreled away at my bead desk plugging away for most of the week.
On Saturday, I taught a class at Beadology in Huntington Beach. Did I take photos of this lovely shop? No, of course not. Sorry about that because it truly is a lovely shop and a very fun place to teach. Thank you to everyone that took the class. It was a very nice time.
So now you are probably wondering why I titled this post Button Show and so far have said nothing about it. Well, I went to a Button Show with a friend yesterday and what a great time we had! The show was put on by The California State Button Society. Here is a view of the room where they held the show:
As you can see, there were thousands of buttons. I think it would take days to actually see all of them.
This is a photo at another booth:
This lady had some very beautiful buttons. Here is a photo of some she had lying on the table:
Aren't they incredible? I was really lusting after some of these.
One thing we really enjoyed was going through what were called "poke boxes."
Some really fun buttons can be found in these boxes and they are so much fun to paw through.
That one looks like a bunch of candy, doesn't it? I found some very nice buttons. And of course, I will show you what I bought at the show:
I sort of surprised myself with what I was drawn to. I usually go for glass buttons and I did buy a good selection of glass:
There's also a strand of glass here and there on the platter. I was very drawn to some of the metal buttons and it seemed as though I had a sort of medieval theme going on, too. Except for the one with the person riding the camel. Odd button, isn't it? It makes me wonder what sort of garment this button appeared on.
I also got some nice Mother of Pearl buttons as you can see in the above photos. I also found some really different buttons, some rather humorous (the sock monkey buttons), some beautiful carved buttons and even a few Bakelite buttons:
My friend bought me the witch button. I have to make something fun with that one!
It was a really nice time. I had never been to a button show and found it to be extremely interesting. Talking with the dealers was like having a little history lesson. I have been buying buttons for some time now because I like to use them in my beadwork, especially for clasps. But I can see how collecting buttons would be a very enjoyable thing to do. Alas, and expensive. But how beautiful they are!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a wonderful start to the week!