Announcement Your creative projects are unique and they deserve special buttons! I sell buttons that range from hand dyed recycled buttons to one of a kind hand crafted buttons using centuries old techniques with contemporary materials. My buttons and your creativity will make your sewing and knitting projects, scrapbooks, greeting cards and OOAK crafts outstanding.
Your creative projects are unique and they deserve special buttons! I sell buttons that range from hand dyed recycled buttons to one of a kind hand crafted buttons using centuries old techniques with contemporary materials. My buttons and your creativity will make your sewing and knitting projects, scrapbooks, greeting cards and OOAK crafts outstanding.
WhatNots2Like on Mar 9, 2017
love the buttons, thank you
Erica Ord on Jan 5, 2017
Love the triangle buttons. They are beautiful and will be perfect for the owl backpack I crocheted. Quick seller response and shipping. Would purchase from this store again.
Artisan Buttons Creative Shop
When I was a kid I was surrounded by family members who loved to make things. I stood by mom’s sewing machine to watch her make stuffed animals & doll clothes. My sister embroidered and crocheted. Dad came from a family of Alsatian tinsmiths. He made enchanting things from food tins & coat hanger wire in his little workshop under the back stairs. From this family culture I developed a life long love of the creative process & an appreciation for craftsmanship.
Creative work makes me happy. I have a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University & over the years I’ve explored various crafts. I’ve enjoyed them all. I began making buttons when I had health problems. I needed a craft that was small & used materials & tools easily procured. I serendipitously encountered a history of button making on the Internet & learned about early button makers who cleverly used local materials to make buttons. Dorset wheel buttons were made from rings cut from sheep horns & thread was needle woven onto the rings. This is the spirit that inspires my button making & I’ve grown to love the process.
While I worked a day job my Etsy shop was very enjoyable hobby. Now I’m retired & I am working on my shop daily. Like the old time button makers I use recycled & locally sourced materials as much as possible. I make & sell four types of buttons; hand dyed & recycled buttons, repurposed wood buttons, cloth buttons & those that reinterpret old techniques.
Another aspect of the shop that I enjoy is designing & making button cards. Buttons have been sewn to cards for centuries & are small works of art. The old ones inspire me & I use that energy to make cards that represent my button making brand.
I hope that you are delighted with your buttons and enjoying your creative adventures as much as I enjoy mine.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm happily retired from teaching & am delighted to resume a more creative life.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Unless you tell me otherwise I ship to the address you provide to Etsy.
Items will be shipped 1-2 business days after your purchase is processed. I use the United States Postal Service & will provide you with a tracking number.
International buyers are responsible for paying customs fees and taxes.
Your buttons are packaged in a glassine or reusable plastic bag to keep them clean. The bubble wrap mailer protects them during shipping.
If your package is delayed in transit I will work with you to get it moving again.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if there is a problem with delivery or damage in transit. This rarely happens but if it does we will work it out. I want you to be happy with your buttons and purchasing experience.
If the item just isn't what you thought it would be I offer exchanges or refunds if the item is returned in sellable condition. You pay for shipping back to me. I pay for shipping to you.