It is much easier to sew the buttons than to write about them.
Here's a tiny sampling of what I've been doing over the winter. Sweaters, basic and vintage are embellished with button beading, using recycled vintage buttons. The above photos depict my first button project, a wonderfully soft vintage 2-ply navy blue cashmere cardigan. Thick and incredibly cuddly with not a pill-ball on it, inspite of its 2 decades of good living. That's why vintage cashmere is soooo special. Satin trim has been added to the sleeves bottom of the cardigan, a bright cardinal red which really sets off the red & green button beading, and the rich navy of the sweater.
The ivory sweater is also a vintage cashmere cardigan, made in the 1980's. It, too is a thick 2-ply knit and super cuddly. White buttons were added, as well as a subtle trim on the sleeves of a tan & white abstract print in vintage fabric. This sweater looks so much better in person.
These make for perfect layering to transition from winter into spring.
The Citizen Rosebud also did a limited edition collection of vintage wool & acryllic cardigans and pull-overs with button beading. These make for perfect layering to transition from winter into spring. Here's an example of one of the like-new vintage lambswool pull-over in teal & yours truly is modeling the embellished contemporary black wool knit sweater with the Citizen's signature button beading.
You'll find these sweaters hanging humbly on a rack at the Fringe, Sacramento's chicest lifestyle shop, near the corner of X & 21st Street. If you say to the clerk upon checkout: "CitizenQ" you'll recieve a 10% discount on all Citizen Rosebud purchases. Cheers! - Bella Q