Friday, May 21, 2010

Journals with Buttons



I've been busy the last couple of weeks making more wooden buttons for my journals. The photo above shows some of them. They are mostly walnut and cherry, plus a few made from plum, birch, bird's eye maple, and hickory. I've started making some journal / sketchbooks with them, including this large leather journal, which has a birch button on the cover:




...and the small leather journal/sketchbook below, which has a bird's eye maple button on the cover. I will be making more journals next week--I'm all excited about some buttons I made from a piece of plum wood I saved when my sister was pruning her fruit trees, and I'm keen to use one of those. Stay tuned for more photos...




3 comments:

Cari said...

Love these wooden buttons on the leather journals. Beautiful! They seem all of a part, natural materials look so well together. Thanks for sharing your work.

Louise said...

beautiful

ruthie said...

Such a beautiful idea, those wooden buttons are so tactile.