I was scanning the book Bead Journey, a Kalmbach stringing publication, and saw a project stringing large tagua nuts shaped as buttons. It was a belt, connected with long loops of beading wire covered by rubber tubing. The tagua beads reminded me of these bone large-hole buttons that I bought more than 20 years ago at an antique sale/flea market. Combined with some 3-cuts and some large seed beads, and I like how it turned out.
I’ve been thinking about the figure since I put it down yesterday, and I suspect that I am going to have to redo the torso. Nuts.