2016-10-05

Natural edge wooden buttons...

About 2 years ago I sliced up a branch from our fig tree and put them in a jar to dry. Over time I made buttons out of them and as I came to the last ones here's a way of colouring them to match the sample of wool I got. Of course they were sanded an had a few holes drilled in to them...

Step 1: black wax
Step 1: black wax

Step 2: cleaning up

Step 2: cleaning up

Step 3: smoothing surface with very fine "scotch pad"

Step 3: smoothing surface with very fine "scotch pad"

Step 4: making them shiny with a soft cloth..

Natural edge buttons that go nice with the wool...