BarbarasButtons

Barbara's Buttons

Texas, United States · 141 Sales

BarbarasButtons

Barbara's Buttons

Texas, United States 141 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(49)
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barbara

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Announcement   Welcome to Barbara's Buttons. I create jewelry from cuff links, buttons, typewriter keys, vintage game pieces and vintage watch parts. I have been in business for over 25 yrs.. What started out as a hobby, quickly and unexpectedly became a full-time business. I have always had a passion for antiques and started out w/ the buttons and now incorporate other vintage memorable items. I like to think that one day, when I am no longer on this planet, my pieces will still be alive somewhere!

Announcement

Welcome to Barbara's Buttons. I create jewelry from cuff links, buttons, typewriter keys, vintage game pieces and vintage watch parts. I have been in business for over 25 yrs.. What started out as a hobby, quickly and unexpectedly became a full-time business. I have always had a passion for antiques and started out w/ the buttons and now incorporate other vintage memorable items. I like to think that one day, when I am no longer on this planet, my pieces will still be alive somewhere!

barbara

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(49)
Carol Jones

Carol Jones on Jun 16, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Although the buttons are antique and look great, the watch is lightweight and looks cheap. Also, I wish the gold chain was antique bronze, not bright shiny brass.

stuff2treasure

stuff2treasure on Mar 30, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the beautiful bracelet, fast shipping and for adding the extra links - it will be treasured!

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About

How I got started was GOD Inspired

A friend asked me to come to her house and look at an old sewing machine her aunt had left her. Opening one drawer after many yrs of owning it and knowing that I was into antiques, she found some old buttons. Inviting me over to show and ask me what she cd do w/ these buttons, I told her I saw some button bracelets at an antique show once, maybe she cd do something like that.

We both bought some elastic and w/ the rhinestone buttons we started. sewing them on. I felt they looked too cheesy and I di dn't like the rhinestones that cd possibly fall out. I wanted something better quality.
On a trip to NY I saw a button bracelet in the window of a shop that had a crochet band. I, at that time did not even know what crochet was?

I then started on that project. My crochet bracelets is what I started w/ and I did a small craft show in my neighborhood. At the time my husband and I owned a res t Aurant and I sold them in the restA urant. When starting to do craft shows. is how I finally got out of working in the restau rant One show led to another, not knowing my marriage wd someday end.

I believe this was a GOD thing as down the road, here I am supporting myself and loving what I do. I think God always has a better plan than how we can ever imagine.

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  • barbara meyers bronzoulis

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    What started out as a hobby, quickly became a better way of life. I have always loved anything old and was born in the wrong era. Antiquing was a great hobby of mine but never did I ever imagine I wd be doing this today.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 19, 2011
All of my items are from a smoke free, pet free(although I wd love one)home.
Occassionally you may get a button that is not perfect. Bare in mind, they are "old" and may show some wear.I take much pride in my work and will make every effort to make you happy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
payment is due immediately via paypal. I take all forms of payment except american express. If you are not able to pay immediately for some reason, plse contact me.
Shipping
I ship immediately(when I am not out of town at one of my shows) USPS. Then it may take a week longer. Let me know if you are in a rush.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy w/ an item for some reason, plse contact me before leaving negative feedback an d I will happily make good. I offer an exchange policy within 10 days of receipt and shipping charges are included in the total exc hange. There is also a 10% re-stocking fee for any item that is not returned in its original condition and box. This fee covers my cost of re-posting and buying thru pay pal.
Additional policies and FAQs
custom orders are always welcome. It may take a little more time. I also do wholesale. We would have to discuss prices. My prices on Etsy are less than what I charge at shows. Thank you for your business and wear w/ love and pride. Barbara