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ENAMEL BUTTONS
All of the enamel buttons are handmade, by me, of copper, domed with a soldered copper shank, and enameled with various techniques. I enamel the backs as well. Some pieces are fired in my kiln up to 10 times. Some are torch fired. I only use lead free enamel.

The photos show more detail up close than you will see with the naked eye. They are very shiny and therefore reflections show up in the photos as well. I have used as much sunlight as possible to take the photos, and I feel they are a true representation.

The buttons feel quite smooth in your hand, like a nice worry stone. They are quite solid, but not heavy. The outside edge shows the copper base, and is also very smooth.

Color will show up differently on every monitor, so keep that in mind…

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  • Born on May 3
  • Joined June 6, 2009

Favorite materials

Copper, silver, gold, enamel, semi precious stones, vintage buttons, silk, blue skies

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About

ENAMEL BUTTONS
All of the enamel buttons are handmade, by me, of copper, domed with a soldered copper shank, and enameled with various techniques. I enamel the backs as well. Some pieces are fired in my kiln up to 10 times. Some are torch fired. I only use lead free enamel.

The photos show more detail up close than you will see with the naked eye. They are very shiny and therefore reflections show up in the photos as well. I have used as much sunlight as possible to take the photos, and I feel they are a true representation.

The buttons feel quite smooth in your hand, like a nice worry stone. They are quite solid, but not heavy. The outside edge shows the copper base, and is also very smooth.

Color will show up differently on every monitor, so keep that in mind.

I currently have new buttons to put up for sale, so check back often for new inventory, sales, and more info.

VINTAGE AND STONE BUTTONS
One day I was admiring all of the wonderful vintage buttons I have been collecting, and I had the donut stones out as well. A small button jumped in the center of a stone and looked right at home! There will be many more of these to come.

MILLIFIORI
The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). The millefiori technique involves the production of glass canes or rods, known as murrine, with multicolored patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends of the cane.
A murrine rod is heated in a furnace, pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section's design, and then cut into beads or discs when cooled.

The millifiori I use are made in Italy. I add the tiny glass chips to an enamelled copper base.

To learn more about how millifiori are made cut and paste this url into your browser:

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/barker/techniques/tech_millefiori.php

Check out my blog here: See my blog here: http://www.metallurabuttons.blogspot.com/

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