Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Button Wednesday : Food

It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I was looking for buttons made for Elsa Schiaparelli, I also found buttons made from "food". Most of them were made in the 1930s by Lucien Weingott in Paris, on a corner of his kitchen table. He used the most unusual materials to create buttons with texture, in a time where the more usual "expensive" materials were scarce. He included the food elements in Rhodoïd, a kind of plastic made from cellulose, transparent and fireproof. Here some pictures from his creations (from the book "Buttons" by Loïc Allio, Seuil 2001): maize, anise, egg shell, buckwheat and sunflower seeds, respectively.

This process was rejuvenated by "on aura tout vu" in 1996 with their peppercorn buttons (from the book "Buttons" by Loïc Allio, Seuil 2001):

And I found these handmade cake sprinkle buttons from Shpangle to top it off !

Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here in the comments so that everybody can enjoy it !!


Unknown said...

I love the use of unusual materials for every day objects. These are great!

ROROISM said...

The sunflower seeds one is really good!

and now... my first one;-)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous buttons.

Baghy said...

Very nice finds... Never knew buttons can be so fun!

Shpangle said...

Thank you so much for featuring my cake sprinkle buttons amongst those other fantastic buttons!

Mick (Shpangle Jewellery)

aline C. said...

nice buttons !