I have been collecting mother of pearl buttons for years. There are jars and bowls all over the house full of these iridescent treasures from the sea. I try to include some of the pearly buttons on cards that I make. I worked for days encrusting a wood box with the shiny buttons; it is my favourite. But it only took me two days to transform a ribbon covered wreath into a magicalone. As soon as she saw it she put it in the window of the store.