I just realized that this never posted ... at least I don't think it did so I'm posting it now.
I belong to a bee ... a small sub-group of my quilt guild. TBDB ... that stands for "To Be Deternmined Bee" because we've never thought up a name. We celebrated Christmas together with pizza and presents. We had to have 9 gifts, each costing about $3.00.
I made beaded buttons for everyone.
Each button was different. And yes, each took a couple of hours to make. But I had LOTS of beads and only had to purchase the covered button forms ($4.00 for a pak of 2).
The buttons are destined to decorate a fabulous bag or jacket, something button-worthy!