The warning of mixing metal buttons with any and all other buttons got me started separating and organizing the metal buttons. Not such a difficult task, but of course I had to sort them in categories of metal color, size, shank or holes, collectible and so on. Now I have a Silver Button Bin, a Gold Button Bin, and a Misc. Metal Button Bin.
The next order of 'Button Wellness' was to get the Collectible Celluloid and Bakelite buttons out of plastic baggies and into/onto acid free cards and open glass containers. The experts stressed the need for them to breathe. That's being done, and research ongoing for their worth and market value.
Button Market Crash Prompts New Strategy. Hopefully, this organization will facilitate the production of 'OverDoSue's Eclections' of Button Jewelry.
Here is one of my favorites...fresh out of the Pink Button Bin!
Pink Buttons and Old Bowties
1960's Pink Shank Buttons with altered Vintage Bowtie clasp...Necklace and Earrings.
Featured with 'Winter'...a watercolor from 1960's portfolio.
Three Jars, a Bowl and a Plate Full and the Button Bins will be done.
Since I've separated out the 'Sickness Susceptible' Buttons,
I think the 'Plate Full' will go back in the Jars.
Afterall, what 'Bonafide Button Collector' does not have a Mason Jar full of Buttons?
Not this 'OverDoSue'!
Beverly's How Sweet The Sound ~ PINK SATURDAY