Everything handmade with love and recycled buttons.

Arlington, Texas | 266 Sales


Everything handmade with love and recycled buttons.

Arlington, Texas 266 Sales On Etsy since 2011

1 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Feb 5, 2018

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Kathy Boltin

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Kathy Boltin


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Something to celebrate...

At age 62 I found myself a retired interior decorator who loved my new freedom and time for grandchildren, but realized I still had a passion (now unfilled) to create "something beautiful". One day as I pondered a jar full of buttons collected by my grandmother, it brought back fond memories of her. I thought it a shame that these vintage items had gone unused and unappreciated for decades. To me they had a history, a story to tell and they were pretty.

I decided to make greeting cards using some of the buttons. Then I made little charms from the buttons and added them to the cards. One day a couple of charms became earrings, then earrings became bracelets and well, a year later Born Again Buttons and Beads was born.

Immediately, it seemed right. Making jewelry from recycling those old buttons was the perfect outlet for my creativity and a great way to share the beauty in them with others. After all, one day the Lord looked at me and saw great potential. He called me precious and beautiful when I felt anything but. He picked me up, dusted me off and made me a brand new creature! 2 Cor. 5:17

Shop members

  • Kathy Boltin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Christian wife, mom, grandmother, retired interior decorator.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2017
Custom orders are always welcome; just send me a convo with your request.

All BABB items are created in a completely smoke free environment.

SENDING BABB AS A GIFT? If you would like to add a note/message to the recipient, please leave a "note to seller" at check out and I will ship directly to your gift recipient and include your note/message in the package. There is no mention of pricing in the package.

Babb items are not intended for children or infants unless specifically identified as such. Children tend to put small items, like buttons and beads into their mouths which can be a choking hazard.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
Every BABB item is custom made and therefore not eligible for refunding. However, if your item arrives broken or has a malfunctioning clasp, for instance, we will gladly repair or replace it. Buyer pays return postage only.
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Effective May 1, 2017 ALL US orders SHIP FREE! Time to create most BABB items is 2-4 business days plus priority USPS shipping 2-3 days. See individual item for specifics.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you love handmade, unique gifts and jewelry that also are made of recycled items, you will love BABB: Born Again Buttons...and beads.

Every item is created with recycled buttons and beads from old broken jewelry, clothing or collected craft buttons. They are generally made from wood, or ceramic, glass, metal or plastic.

Other (more valuable) items are made with VINTAGE buttons! These buttons are AT LEAST 40 years old and have been collected (or donated to me) from family, friends and customers who appreciate their history and value. The materials are often bronze, silver plate, carved wood, ceramic, glass or more commonly, celluloid, bakelite, lucite, mother of pearl, etc. You can check out more information about buttons on my FB page:

No two BABB pieces are exactly the same. With every purchase, whether made of recycled buttons and beads or VINTAGE recycled buttons and beads, you will have a one of a kind, handmade treasure. Thank you for shopping our store!