Ready for the rings

I was in the mood to create something “pretty” yesterday.  I looked through my box of “I’ll-get-around-to-using-this-someday” stuff and this is the result.  A ring bearer’s pillow.  It is about nine inches square.  I took apart a silk rose and rearranged the petals, adding some tulle petals.  The center is a vintage crystal button.  I found the button at a wonderful little shop in Berkeley called  Exclusively Buttons.  The small shop is filled with vintage buttons.  The owners are proud to tell you that there isn’t one plastic button in the shop.  Bakelite, abalone, cloisonne, pearl, crystal, obsidian, brass…if a button has been made of it, they have it(except plastic, of course).  It is only open on Friday and Saturday, but if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is definitely worth a visit.