About my 'Sick Buttons'. I feel terrible....who knew that a Mason Jar would act as a petri dish when mixing metal and plastic buttons together. My prized celluloids....by now they surely have a bad case of asthmatic-celluloiditis All these years they have been stored in closed glass jars or sealed Ziploc bags when they should have been in an open container so they could breathe.
Here's the thing...buttons are made of many different materials. Some of those materials aren't compatible, especially plastics and celluloids from the early 20th Century with metals.
However, I am learning a lot about how to get the buttons I don't use in 'Button Jewelry' making ready to sell. Yes, I am downsizing again, and selling buttons. Need some or just WANT some? I'll tell you about my 'Sell It or Else' plan in another post. Right now I'll show you a sample of my brilliant 'Button Mason Jar' marketing plan. It is 'Safe' and 'Breathable'.
I'm not sure I have followed all the specifics of displaying prized buttons, but I'm not going to enter them in a competition, so this will do. I have used acid free card stock and scrapbook paper as well as cotton crochet thread to stitch them in the Mason Jar.
The 'Button Pros' suggest 'Specializing' in just a few types of buttons if you want to become a
'Button-O-Fishy-AhNaDoe' with a manageable collection.
Not happenin' here!!!
I'm way past Specializing...unless I can find a cure for 'Asthmatic-Celluloiditis'!