Button Tin

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Leslie asked about the button tin, wondering if it was full of treasures.  Hard to say.  It does have some lovely pieces.

Button_Box_OrigThis is the original button tin, in which I found most of my buttons for a very long time.  Things were added, and removed as needed.  It’s still a mix of colors and sizes, completely unsorted.  Most of them don’t have more than 1, 2 or 3 of the same.  The ancient peach buttons lived here for years!

Lately I’ve become enamored of Czech glass buttons.  There are several companies in Czechoslovakia that are using the old classic molds for new buttons.  A couple of bead suppliers have begun importing them.

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These beauties arrived courtesy of the postman, and Ebay.  The big ones are quite large – about 38-40mm or more.  The small green ones are maybe 7/8 inch, possibly a little larger.  Right now, just the green ones are slated for something.  The rest await their calling.  Eye Candy!

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