Have you ever looked at something and thought "I can do something with those". You know, sometimes that can get you into trouble. Not this time. My Uncle Herm has a yard sale every year, come rain or shine. He retired many years ago, and has for many years now helped a local auctioneer with set-ups. So his yard sales can contain many eclectic objects. A good part of the button collection that is pictured here came from his yard sale. The remainder came from a clean out that he had to do from his mothers' home. When I first saw them, they were like little jewels sparkling in the sunshine! Of course, I had to have them! There are probably 1 1/2 times more that I did not photograph. Many of them are made of shell, some glass, some bone, and I am pretty sure there are some Bakelite. I tried to separate them by what they were made of, but that was very time consuming. So, I went by color. Hopefully in the near future, there will be some semi-fabulous creation made from buttons!