ArtisanButtons

Hand crafted, hand dyed & recycled buttons!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 133 Sales

ArtisanButtons

Hand crafted, hand dyed & recycled buttons!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 133 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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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.

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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.

Emily Eckel

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Emily Eckel

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This is a drawing for one of my new button cards. The inspiration for this one is an old French button card.

About

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.

Shop members

  • Emily Eckel

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm happily retired from teaching & am delighted to resume a more creative life.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2015
Welcome and thanks for stopping in. I hope you find the perfect buttons for your project. I try to live lightly on the earth and bring that attitude to my shop. I do a lot of recycling with my buttons. I clean old buttons and then dye them. I make embellishment sets that mix recycled buttons with those I make, My cloth covered buttons are made with vintage textiles that no longer serve their original purpose. I like to explore the traditional button making traditions such as needle weaving and crochet. My wood buttons are made from reclaimed wood such as old rulers, trim samples, and broken furniture. I love making them and hope that you find some that are perfect for your needs.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope that you are thrilled with your buttons!

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.
Payment
I accept credit & debit cards through Direct Check out. I also accept Paypal & will ship within 1-2 business days upon receipt of payment. You may cancel a purchase anytime until it is shipped.
Shipping
For purchases of multiple buttons I will discount the postage on the additional items.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my crafts are made in a clean, smoke free workshop.