When your own troubles and triumphs seem trivial compared to others' maybe it's in the small and insignificant where we can find simple pleasure.
While looking for buttons, I came across these two. I don't know where they came from but are quite a surprise and puzzle.
This, I'm pretty sure has a very thin layer of opal sandwiched between, what seems to be, plastic! I didn't know that they made buttons with opal, and I wish I knew where it had come from.
This second one I'm less sure about. Having found one in my stash, I then went looking to see if there were any more. It's harder to tell, there doesn't seem to be any layers in the construction, but it's just uneven enough to raise some doubt.
I'm not even sure where to go to find out more.....maybe Buttonmania. (www.buttonmania.com.au)