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Tiny buttons become the sea

Cindy Tonkin - November 12, 2016

The sea is an un-ending source of energy, chaos and re-invention. These pieces were oyster shells. Then buttons.  Now they resemble rocks. They return to the sea.


So Julie Bookless gave me some mother of pearl buttons which came in a lovely package (the packaging itself is worth a photo)


And then I destroyed it (as you must), and stacked them and threaded them and played with glue until I got them into this


Here are the individual “piles” which resemble ocean side rocks (because they are mother-of-pearl buttons, they are made from oyster shells, so it makes sense that they would have a seaside feel to them!). They shimmer too.

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