Katie, that does sound neat. They make Christmas ornaments using all sorts of buttons in [of all places] Anchorage Al. With all the things they could use for ornaments I've walked into stores there around the holidays and was pleaseantly surprised and fascinated looking at them.
One thing I have discovered in my constant quest for trucking into thrift stores for the hard to find rare items is....buying buttons in those places, they are very expensive.
Like many dollars per package of just a few.
They can be so unique and so beautiful though, wish they still made 'em like they used to. It's worth buying a coat at a junk store just for the buttons alone.
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC