Monday, 2 February 2009

Buckle Up

I have been shopping again. Not your usual jaunt down to the supermarket to stock up on teabags and muesli, but a foray into the world of vintage buckles.

Over the past week little parcels full of buckles have been arriving, and I'm really pleased with some of the colours, shapes, patterns and general cute buckleness of them.

This latest obsession of mine started off with a fondness for buttons, which somehow has expanded into buckles...where next I wonder?

I've used some of the buckles for some wool belts which I've put in my Etsy shop, I'm also working on a way of adding them to my clutch bags - I'll post pics here when I come up with a good design.
Meanwhile I have vintage shops to scour....

1 comment:

milomade said...

I totally understand your obsession. I started off with buttons too. Every now and then a package of buttons woudl contain a few stray buckles and I've been stashing them away for some future projects. I've not got full blown buckle fever yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

I love some of the vintage ones you've photographed and can't wait to see what you make from them.