Last month, I learned about something new…Victorian charm strings-I may make one of these one day. I read about it on the Costume Museum of Canada’s blog. I wont re-write what is a fantastic explanation on the link about charm strings. Basically, it is a button collection that has been added to a string and it was a hobby done by young women. This appealed to me because as a child, I used to love to play with my grandmothers button jar. I loved to sort by size or color. I liked to find ones that had several matching mates but the one-offs were the best. They were usually kept all by their lonesome because of some remarkable trait or beauty!
I still like buttons. (Remember me telling you about wanting to sink my arms into the barrel of buttons?)
Anyway, the next time I was at the museum, I asked about the charms and got to see them first hand. I took some photos of my favorites for your pleasure. This first one is like the cut steel ones I got given to me a couple of months back.
This next one is just a pretty color.
The picture doesn’t do this justice…it was shiny…oooo, so shiny.
Again, a nice colored one.
There were some many others but I did have to stop and get some work done!