As you can see, they don't stick to just beads and buttons...there are products for all sorts of crafting, there are some beautiful reels of ribbon...and oh my, the choices. Well. Action stations people...I had to use some of them. I know, I make it sound like a chore!
I chose the big wooden buttons with this Jacket in mind. My mother in Law just finished knitting it for me and I love it. I think the buttons are perfect, and unusually for me, worth the wait. See, I wanted to have the item before I chose the buttons and when this review opportunity popped up and I exercised grown up patience. My word, I'm evolving.
The beautiful glass beads were incorporated into jug and pot covers that I made for a couple of great friends. They are both vintage Suzy Homemaker types, so I think they will like them. I love the weight they give to the cotton, a perfect drape. The colours are crackled inside the glass - really pretty. AND, the hole size was utterly consistent...quite important when you're threading them onto multi stranded cotton, and are known to be fabulously impatient with such things.
I also chose some drop shape multicoloured plastic beads (because I couldn't help myself) and incorporated them too. The small turquoise beads above will be a longer term project..I ordered 2 strands because I thought I may need a few...my goodness, in each case I was staggered by how much you get for the price...although I should add that I knew there would be 100 of the drop beads and just two of the big buttons...because that's what I asked for!I am quite carried away by the selections, particularly of buttons. There are printed, plain, shell, wooden, novelty - you name it. It's hard not to 'need' lots. Do yourself a favour and set aside twenty minutes to browse the site..you won't be disappointed. It's easy to navigate, all the varieties and departments are cross-referenced for searching and browsing, and each department has the 'view all' feature which I love; for some reason knowing that I'm browsing loads of pages by number makes me lose the will to er, browse. I've had to bookmark it, for practical purposes of course. There is a blog too - you can link to it through the site, I'm thinking that running the site means not a lot of time for blogging, and because it's the 21st century, you can connect with the good people at Bead and Button Company through Facebook Twitter and Google+. There's a good shipping policy and clear pricing - for Europe and international too. And of course, there's a Sale. Might be rude not to visit then, huh! If you do have a little flutter, please show and tell - you might buy something that I need......