It is recorded that early buttons (as far back as the Bronze Age, if not before) were used and worn for decorative purposes and not to fasten things with, as is their most common purpose today. We do seem to have come full circle as everywhere you look, buttons are being used to decorate all manner of things. They are even being used in jewellery making. A trend that seems to be gaining in popularity as people become more eco conscious and recycle/upcycle/reuse old buttons along with their more modern counterparts, or because they love buttons and want to experiment with something other than just beads, and, oh….lots of other reasons.
I love buttons….old and new and am constantly adding to my existing stash and thinking of things I can do with them or what I can add them to!