Donna Sutor's Profile

About

I am a self taught Jewelry Maker/ Designer with a design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Throughout my 25 year design career I had always been drawn to “Art in Miniature” and started collecting and curating Antique and Vintage Buttons. Out of the Button tins of Great Grandmothers came Carved Pearl, Jet, Enamel, Porcelain, Steel Cuts and Bakelite…their fine and intricate detail and place in Fashion History fascinated me. (Imagine the Victorian Era gowns they adorned…the outrageous Art Deco coat…!) The pastime became a passion. The passion became a business. I have developed a profound respect for these ‘little pieces of history’ and enjoy sharing their story. I search out the most unique and beautiful buttons for my jewelry and take special care in creating a tender balance of Contemporary and Historic. Modern Jewelry...with a past.

I consider myself…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 13
  • Joined December 10, 2008

Favorite materials

vintage buttons, bits of lace, textiles, baubles and beads, anything with a past life, anything with a story real or imagined

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Art Glass, Vintage and Antique Button Jewelry

About

I am a self taught Jewelry Maker/ Designer with a design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Throughout my 25 year design career I had always been drawn to “Art in Miniature” and started collecting and curating Antique and Vintage Buttons. Out of the Button tins of Great Grandmothers came Carved Pearl, Jet, Enamel, Porcelain, Steel Cuts and Bakelite…their fine and intricate detail and place in Fashion History fascinated me. (Imagine the Victorian Era gowns they adorned…the outrageous Art Deco coat…!) The pastime became a passion. The passion became a business. I have developed a profound respect for these ‘little pieces of history’ and enjoy sharing their story. I search out the most unique and beautiful buttons for my jewelry and take special care in creating a tender balance of Contemporary and Historic. Modern Jewelry...with a past.

I consider myself very fortunate to spend my ‘work day’ creating from that which inspires me. I create everyday from my New Jersey Home Studio surrounded by the love and support of my Husband and Business partner, Mark (yes, it is possible).


Fav quote and words to live by: "Anything worth doing...is worth doing well"








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