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Sunday, April 3, 2011

I...L O V E...Love BUTTONS


I have always loved buttons.  When I talk about the wonderful time I had as a child looking through my Grandmother's can of buttons, some else will share their fond memories of buttons too.  It is funny how something that small can be so precious to so many different people.  I believe that these loved-ones giving this simple gift of time and sharing has sparked many enthusiasts to create or collect buttons. 
You can find hundreds of wonderful buttons throughout the internet.  One of my favorite sites is: http://www.vintagebuttons.net/ccsbtns.html   Not only does she have a large selection of vintage buttons to choose from she is a wealth of information for the novice button collector.
I have found several magnificent artists on ETSY that will fashion buttons from unusual materials or create beautiful shapes and designs.  I have featured several of them in my treasuries below but there are far too many to include everyone.  There are also several shops that feature vintage buttons including my own The Butterfly's Buttons at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheButterflysButtons?ref=pr_shop   I love collecting buttons and becoming a source for others has been great fun and a good learning experience for me.

Many crafters have found unique and beautiful ways of utilizing vintage buttons by creating jewelry, collars, decorations and much more.  I am so impressed with their creativeness and I would like to share some of my favorite pieces.   But before I do I must share a really neat idea that my husband found in a magazine (I don't know which one it came from, sorry.)  Someone has used buttons to keep from losing their stud earrings.  The simply find a button the right size about 1/2 inch and they thread each earring through the holes putting the backs on to secure them.  They place them in the same jewelry box but this way they can easily see and find the matching set.  I love this idea it is so functional yet so creative.

How Cute is this?


Found at ETSY shop Alterity http://www.etsy.com/shop/Alterity?ref=seller_info


Found at ETSY Shop Leslie Janson at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesliejanson?ref=seller_info

Found at ETSY Shop J B Ebert at http://www.etsy.com/shop/jbEbert?ref=seller_info


Found at ETSY Shop Motley Couture at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Motleycouture?ref=seller_info
They are having a sale today!

Found at ETSY Shop Altered Ephemera at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TracyReehal?ref=seller_info
 Sunday's Treasuries






Buttons From Heaven



Oh How Shapely You Are...



A Little Bit of This



Beautiful Beautiful Buttons



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9 comments:

oritdotandolls said...

Lovely-all that I see!
Thanks for featuring my buttons at your treasury
Cheers
Orit

oritdotandolls said...

Thanks lots!
Orit Dotan

Judy said...

Thank you so much for showing items from my shop. I love using antique and vintage buttons. I think they add so much character to a piece of jewelry, melding old with new. Each little button is a piece of art. All my best,
Judy Ebert
jbEbert.Etsy.com

WillowTree said...

Great blog post, the photos are superb.

KippysSoMature said...

WOw!! Thank you thank you! This blog post is wonderful - and your blog is just beautiful! Thankful to meet you :D

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Gotta love a girl that loves buttons :) What an awesome feature...thank you so much for featuring me! I think I will have to follow you!

fadedgrandeur said...

I love the idea of using a button to keep together a pair of earrings!!
Thank you so much for including my French vintage tassels in one of your lovely treasuries. The 'mercerie' shop here in France was closing down, and I headed for the vintage items they had in storage that everyone else was ignoring!!
Excellent blog!

Tricia said...

Love the button frame and the button ring you featured!!

Michele Reed said...

Wonderful blog post! I love buttons, and always appreciate finding more sources! Thank you for featuring my hand dyed buttons in your Etsy Treasury!