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Button Jewels

Antique Buttons- Hand Beaded Jewelry
Antique buttons, A piece of history, A work of art. I design and create a unique line of jewelry with Victorian Era buttons as the focal point. The beautiful designs and craftsmanship of these antique buttons and the elegant style of Victorian jewelry are the inspirations for my work. What sets my work apart from other button jewelry is that I keep the buttons intact by using the shanks of the buttons as part of the mechanics of the design. Using a fine steel cable encased in nylon, the buttons and beads are woven together, preserving the integrity of these miniature works of art.

 

 

Over the past 14 years I have traveled around the country and to Europe to obtain these treasured buttons, which are purchased at button shows and from private collectors. Although the artists themselves are unknown, I research the origin of the buttons and provide as much historical information with each piece of jewelry as I can. Because of the rarity of these buttons, each piece I create is unique and my work stays fresh.

 

In May of 2011, my work was featured in Victoria magazine and in the Mother's Day gift guide of Romantic Homes.

 

Many women have a box of family keepsakes, buttons, outdated jewelry, broken strands of pearls and crystals, single earrings, and charms-- too sentimental to dispose of, useless their present form. These can be repurposed to create new and unique pieces of jewelry, sure to become treasured heirlooms. Brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride, will also find these repurposed pieces of jewelry give new meaning to the phrase,       "Something old, some new," let me add "Something created, just for you."

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…"
Ecclesiastes 9:10a

My work can be see at Edgewater Gallery Main St, Ft Bragg, CA
and at The Attic, Main St Mendocino, CA



Frances S. Casey
Button Jewels

P. O. Box 472
Mendocino, CA 95460

707-937-9947

or


buttonjewels@mcn.org


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