idek if people even know this about me but i make really neat little high-quality buttons to display plant fibers, feathers and bug wings, pretty much anything i pick up around town in my autistic ramblings. sometimes i order pressed flowers or feathers off craftpeople or exotic bird caretakers and make art with them. i get neat handmade paper and play with textures. other stuff i just decide looks neat and stick it in the machine to see what happens.
aud offered to help me put them on sale. i guess it depends on if anyone is into nature shit? here’s the kind of stuff i make:
iris and feathers on art paper, the last one has neat little gold flecks behind the black feather fluff.
that’s a robin’s egg.
cicada wings, viceroy wings, flowers, birchbark from the riverbank, art paper. i was really grooving on the look of flowers over birchbark. it feels like petting warm suede in my brain when i look at them.
leaves and regular paper. leaves don’t hold their spectacular colors forever, but they look like gems for quite a while before they fade, about a year or so. and they still look neat afterward, unless you press them without drying them first, which i did with the green ones (those were an experiment, and they rusted nastily).
rose petals. the ones i kept still look perfect years later.
roses and leaves
leaves, flowers, cicadas. the ones that look like psychedellic planets are silk fiber that i arranged with a toothpick.
some of the feather buttons i’ve made. these are sort of popular at the local art store, where the owner sells my stuff on commission.
and keychains with peacock feathers over gradient paper. these were really messy to make, but they looked awesome.
you can see all the dead thing button designs in high resolution here.