for the love of buttons.

i’ve always had a love for buttons.  when I was a little kid, my sister and I would sit on the floor of my parents bedroom and pour out old jars of buttons that my mother had acquired from my great grandmother.  we’d pick out our favorites and fight over who got to keep which buttons (though they always went back into the jar.  well flash forward twenty-some years later, and i finally got all the buttons i wanted when i started my etsy shop ‘everybutton‘.

i’ve been making and selling my little button designs since august 2009. it started out as mainly rings & headbands – and a year later, i’ve branched out making bracelets, totebags, earrings, etc… i’ve sold a good handful of stuff, and just recently started selling at markets. as expected, my mother is my biggest fan and now has a jewelery box filled with little crafty pieces from her daughter’s collection.

as mentioned, the buttons are mostly vintage – but i do pick up a cute unique store bought button here & there. the mountings for the jewelry, i’ve purchased mainly from etsy & artfire.  both sites have a great assortment of supplied spanning vintage and newly designed pieces. my favorite metal to use is brass and I most enjoy mounting a cool button onto an ornate filigree band.

while this shop is never going to be my sole source of income, i enjoy the satifaction and meditation that creating a little handmade item brings to my inner self.  it’s fun to sprinkle a little personal design to a store bought outfit.

visit everybutton at www.everybutton.etsy.com

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