On the Crazy Quilting International list, we have been discussing painted mother of pearl buttons a lot with the help of a great tutorial from Gerry. I am going to try it but I thought I would try some covered buttons first since I think I do a lot better in painting with a needle rather than brush! I took some small cross stitch roses and used several sized of covered button kits to give it a try. Although I always thought the construction of covered buttons was a bit intimidating I was pleasantly surprised with how easily they went together. These particular buttons range in size between 3/8" and 3/4" and I think I like the smaller ones better. I think they will be fun to add to button clusters on crazy quilted blocks or perhaps to attach them surrounded by beads cabachon style. It was a quick and easy little project!