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*** PLEASE NOTE *** DUE TO TRAVEL AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES IN APRIL MY LEAD TIMES MIGHT BE A BIT LONGER. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM ME WITHIN 24 HOURS (USUALLY ONLY AN HOUR OR SO) TELLING YOU YOUR EXPECTED SHIP DATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.


JENNYBUTTONS is where you will find handmade buttons and shawl pins from silver and bronze to match the quality of the clothing you knit, crochet, or sew. I use silver clay and bronzclay for my shawl pins and button collection...microscopic metal particles held together with an organic binder. They can be formed as any clay can..then when kiln fired, at temperatures up to 1500 degrees Farenheit, the binders burn away and the metal particles fuse, resulting in beautiful objects of solid silver and bronze.

NEW TO ETSY?

Here is some help on the checkout procedure:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
(Please open it in a new window so you can find your way back to jennybuttons!)


ABOUT 'QUANTITIES' AND 'IN STOCK'

Etsy now has a 'Quantity" feature, which is great because you can order however many buttons or pins you need without having to convo me. They also have added an 'In Stock' feature, which may confuse the issue a bit. If I mark the buttons as 'not in stock', you wouldn't be able to order the quantity you need. I will get back to you within 24 hours with a convo telling you production time if the buttons you ordered are not already made. Thank you for your understanding of my workaround for this Etsy feature.

Some buttons won't have this quantity feature activated.. Convo me if you are interested in multiples. Some might require supplies like dichroic glass or such that I would need to get in, (and would add to the cost), so best we discuss it first.



I'M NOW AN ONLINE METAL CLAY INSTRUCTOR!

I am now an instructor on Craftsy.com! Craftsy asked me to come to Denver to shoot a series of lessons on introductory silver metal clay techniques, and so I did!

Craftsy.com is a website where you can take in depth classes to learn 'how-to'. They have classes in jewelry making, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, cooking and woodworking, and even more. You sign up for a class, and have infinite access - there is no time limitation. You have the ability to ask your instructor questions which he or she will check back and answer, and students can join in the conversation too. You also have a place to post pictures of your projects - because sharing what you've done is the most fun of all, right?

Check it out, and get started on making some metal clay magic of your own!

PS. the link below gets you a 50% discount on the class!! :D Copy and paste it into your browser to sign up.

www.craftsy.com/pmc



WORLDWIDE BUTTONS

My kids got me a US and a World map for Christmas where I could put little pins on the places my creations ended up. Some Etsians in the forums said they were doing it online also, in googlemaps.com. Fun to impress family members with ; )

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206073475218476311154.0004b7b3a254dd2bf9d10&msa=0&ll=12.21118,-93.515625&spn=162.220589,68.554688

(Click and paste to view. But in a new window, so you can come back here easily to shop!)


MOST OF MY BUTTONS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE MACHINE WASHABLE AND DRY CLEANABLE!

I've sent a bunch through the wringer, literally...(actually delicate cycle on cold, please, and a decent dry cleaning establishment) Silver came through fine, bronze was beautiful, even the patinated buttons didn't lose their finish in either case. Please do use your common sense though...physically delicate buttons, buttons with enamel or glass insets will be especially vulnerable whether machine made or man made. Please contact me with any questions about a particular buttons and its wash-worthiness. Thanks!!

If you don't see the number of buttons you need in a set, convo me and we'll see what we can work out! I also welcome custom orders. You can visit my flickr account to see items past and present for ideas.

SEE MORE OF MY WORK:

www.flickr.com/photos/jennybuttons

Featured in multipleTreasuries!
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/jennybuttons


MY FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME:

I was featured in a nice article in the Sunday Arts section of the Dallas Morning News:

http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/headlines/20130125-dallas-life-for-custom-buttons-maker-its-details-that-matter.ece

Please take a look at my shop policies for other information regarding payment, special orders, and my return policy. Thanks!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.