I then went off to Zigzags Fabric Shop in Newport, Shropshire to buy some ribbons to make some lavender bottles, as I was paying for my ribbons i noticed on the counter these fantastic buttons.
Now if I hadn't read Angel Eden's blog Zigzags may still have had some of these buttons left, but I decided to buy the lot, One of those impulse purchases, which I try not to make a habit of doing too often!
They were then placed on my work desk waiting for me to buy some cord or coloured thread to make my jewellery.
Later in July I read another blog by my blogging friend Maggi of To dream to stitch and in it she mentioned some buttons, which again reminded me that I still hadn't got round to using mine!
Well I guess sometimes it just takes a while for seeds to grow, all these little prompts led eventually to a flash of inspiration just as I was getting ready for bed last night! why it took so long is beyond me. It occurred to me that I didn't need cord or thread to create some unique jewellery with my buttons, I just needed to do the same as I would do with so many of my other beads, I would crochet with coloured wire and use the buttons along with some swarovski crystals, so I slept a little, dreamt a little, about making jewellery of course and then I woke up at about 4am itching to start making, at 5am I gave up trying to get back to sleep and set to with my designs.