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Topic: Anyone else a Button-a-holic ;-) ?

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Subject: Anyone else a Button-a-holic ;-) ?
Date Posted: 5/15/2009 5:43 PM ET
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I craft with vintage buttons.   They have now become my addiction.  Anyone else use vintage buttons and/or vintage beads and findings to create jewelry/art?

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 7:19 AM ET
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My mother and grandmother both had button tins.  We used to love to sort through them when we were kids.  I'm not so much that way myself, I don't have a big tin or jar of buttons.  But sometimes when I'm in a thrift store or the Salvation Army store, I'll see a shirt or dress that is downright ugly, or old-fashioned or all but worn-out, but it has fabulous buttons, and I'll buy it just for the buttons.  I mean, some buttons are just works of art.  So I feel like I'm rescuing them.  When I get home, I remove and keep the buttons and throw away the actual garment.  And sometimes I replace the plain boring buttons on a shirt or dress with these buttons.  I don't have a big collection of these, just a few.  Does this make me a button-a-holic?? 

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 6:19 PM ET
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Stephanie, I think that makes you a first class button appreciater, but not a button-aholic :)!   I've heard other people tell me they've bought an item of clothing for the buttons.  That makes a lot of sense when you consider the cost of buttons in Jo-anns versus a good deal on a shirt at Sally's ;-).

 

 

 

Subject: Buttons!
Date Posted: 5/16/2009 6:22 PM ET
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PS - If anyone has any books about vintage buttons, please PM me!

Subject: Buttons!
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 8:43 PM ET
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I actually make my own handmade glass buttons that I sell as well as use in my own jewelry designs. I specialize in sculptural designs. You can check out my button designs at beadsnsuch.home.insightbb.com/buttons.html.

 

Karen

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 1:14 AM ET
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BEAUTIFUL!  Thanks for sharing :)