Seven little hand made ball buttons threaded on ribbon purely for safe keeping. (each of these has a hand stitched shank/bar for use when attaching to cloth or paper)
These little things can roll and roll and I didn't want to lose any. I can't believe it's taken me all these years to realise threading on to ribbon or similar is the best way to 'store' these ..... I got there in the end though.....
There are seven little buttons here. Ideally I would like to have at least twenty of these for my stash as they are perfect adornments for an edge. These seven took me around five hours to make however so I guess it will be some time before I have twenty or more.
The white piece which is only partially embroidered at the moment is a mix of silk, paper and silk velvet. The little buttons are laid here as some of them may well end up on one edge of this piece.
My new, year long embroidery class begins on September 1st one month from now. You can read more about that here.