Coloradofinds' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Coloradofinds! Find something you LOVE! Exchanges honored.

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence

Coloradofinds offers a private line of hand made Antique Button Jewelry featuring Fortuny Fabric, genuine Miriam Haskell as well as other Antique and Vintage Findings, Antique Buttons and other Antique and Vintage components. Have fun and shop with confidence. Coloradofinds offers Exchanges to make your gift buying experience stress free. Please refer to the Shop Policy section or the ****EXCHANGES/RETURNS**** policy BELOW for more details.

All Coloradofinds jewelry comes with a unique custom designed Bird and Buttons themed Hang Tag nestled inside Hand Stamped Gift Boxes all ready for gifting or storing. Necklaces include Coloradofinds "signature" hand wired Bird Nest with Eggs Charm. Enjoy "bird" watching and checking back often as pieces fly out of the Shop and hopefully off to you!

Be sure to check out the large private collection of vintage DESIGNER & LUXURY NECKTIES: FACCONABLE, COUNTESS MARA, IKE BEHAR, BROOKS BROS, XMI , ROBERT TALBOT, and many more! Paisley, Stripe, Repp, Foulard, Floral, Holiday, Skinny and Golf just to name a few. Make your Holiday Gift Buying experience stress free with Coloradofinds' liberal Exchange Policy! Please refer to the Shop Policy section or the ****EXCHANGES/RETURNS**** policy BELOW for more details.

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If you are unhappy with any item received (not including items damaged in shipping--see above for Insurance Claims with Carrier) Coloradofinds will exchange your order with another item of equal value or issue a store credit at the Buyer's option. This is really great if you are purchasing something as a gift ! Coloradofinds is unable to issue any cash or electronic fund refunds for exchange purposes. Return items must be in the same condition as received and not tampered with or subjected to testing methods which would result in damage to the item.

EXCHANGE/ RETURN Instructions: Contact Coloradofinds thru Etsy Conversations ("Convos") by clicking on Contact Seller to initiate a request and receive detailed instructions for returning your item and selecting a new one or receiving a Shop Credit towards a future purchase in Coloradofinds' Etsy Shop. It is really that simple!i Shop Credits and Exchanges will be issued as a unique Coupon Code for the exact amount of the original purchased item upon actual receipt of the returned item.

Please be advised that ALL Shipping costs related to returns are at Buyer's own expense. Items returned must be with a courier like FedEx, UPS, or USPS , carefully packaged and sent Insured for the full purchase price with Tracking Number. Coloradofinds is not responsible for Uninsured returned items that have become damaged or are lost in transit. In the event that you return an item damaged or lost in transit Coloradofinds will be responsible for processing Insurance Claims (same as Buyer is responsible for processing items sent to them by Coloradofinds). In the case of damage or loss by Carrier , Coloradofinds will issue a Shop Credit or Exchange upon successful reimbursement from Carrier.

If any of these Terms for Exchange or Store Credit are unclear to you, please Contact the via Etsy Convo - Contact Shop Owner.


Most Bakelite and Catalin buttons exude a characteristic phenol smell which can be detected by rubbing or subjecting to hot water. Before I sell any Bakelite, I always test using a variety of accepted methods to include, hot water, smell and even the sound test for the characteristic Bakelite "clack".

Here is an expert opinion by Karima Perry, who has published numerous books on the subject and what she has to say about Bakelite, Catalin and Simichrome testing:


I have found the research and writings of Julia Pelletier Robinson to be the most scientific and informative. Here is a link to her website and an article about the differences among Bakelite, Catalin and Celluloid as well as other related articles.

NOTE: Coloradofinds' philosophy is to do no harm. If you are in doubt about any item in thep hop please send an Etsy Convo by clicking links to Contact. Coloradofinds does its very best to describe and test. If you remain in doubt, please do not purchase to conduct your own experiments and then request a refund based upon your own independent findings.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.