Sometimes they can get lost in the shuffle but vintage or new...these buttons are an example of finds that can easily be adapted to jewelry designs.
One option is to use them as they are...feeding wire or cord through and using them like beads.
Another option is to use them like toggles.
(Watch for tomorrows post for an example of buttons I have used as toggles.)
And yet another idea is to use them as an anchor to suspend other pendants or charms from.
If they have interesting patterns you can press them into clay to create custom or coordinating components....the list goes on and on...