Button and Bead Mosaics

Who remembers being  fascinated with Grandma’s button collection that she stored in old cookie and candy tins?

I certainly do! I could spend hours as a child sorting through the vintage round treasures. Who needed toys when you could sort through a button tin??

These are a few of the button jars in my collection.

As an adult, I have amassed an insane amount of buttons and still enjoy spending hours sorting them by type and color. I use glass jars to store my rainbow collection. Buttons are a terrific material to use in mixed media pieces. I like to use them in a mosaic treatment on canvas. Here are a few examples of my button mosaics that I created on a tissue collage background.


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