I have talked about button clusters previously. Check out this post!
I love adding these to my CQ projects.
The key to button clusters is
- use an odd number of buttons
- add at least one charm
- add beads if you wish
- vary size, colour and texture
Several of the buttons in this collection were found in a button shop in Paris a number of years ago. I picked up the square one at the bottom because of the shape. It is mirrored so quite reflective. The button just to the right of the top with a floral pattern is from Czechoslovakia. I finished off this cluster with a hat charm.
I do find going through my button box when I am searching for selections for a project is a bit like going down memory lane. As I mentioned previously, I often pick up embellishments during my travels. When I start rummaging in the box I have fond memories of where I found these treasures. Remember, buttons and charms don’t take up much space in your suitcase!
The seam treatment is simply straight stitches using various threads. A sequin and bead was added to the middle of each rectangle and a small applique motif interspersed.
So, how about trying some button clusters. Another section of this block soon.