Day B in the A to Z challenge. Here is my newest find of old buttons, to use for jewellery or perhaps photography.
I immediately saw the potential of making faces on these buttons. I’m even playing with the idea to turn them into characters and have them tell us stories (but I know, one should never reveal ideas the way I do now, so forget I said this). Anyway, the ideas are still on a very early stage, so for now, I just keep that as an option.
I am also thinking of drilling more holes in them. I’m not sure what they are made of and how the material will react. It might be brittle and easily break into pieces, but the only way to find out is to try it. I will try to cut it with the (jeweller) saw as well.
It would be interesting to have them look less like buttons. As you see, the white material is half transparent and something interesting happens there when the light gets to shine through. If that turns out to be an effect to play with, I will probably focus on them as photo objects, and not for jewellery. I have put Vintage buttons on stage before.
What do you think, would it be a strange (or bad) thing to drill and saw in these buttons?