I love buttons. I still remember going to my Grandmothers house and playing with the cookie tin full of buttons. When she passed, I took home the cookie tin of buttons. I still, to this day I will just run my fingers through the buttons, it brings a smile to my face every time.
Now, I make buttons, using old pennies. Rolling them out into different shapes and sizes, sifting and fusing glass to the pennies in several thin layers. I just love the transformation. It is amazing to me.