antiquedogmomma2 on Apr 21, 2017
This pin is beautiful and of very high quality. The pin tip is sharp enough that it will easily slip into my sweater without leaving a hole, and it has the perfect amount of hammering. Fast shipping also. Excellent seller!
pinkerton1103 on Apr 20, 2017
Bought this as a gift with the cattle brand that is used for the farm. I couldn't be more happy with it .. We will definitely be ordering more
Designing custom buttons, cufflinks and jewelry for you
My shop started after witnessing more than one customers in a yarn store buying skeins and skeins of glorious cashmere to knit a sweater - at great cost. Added to that was my trip to the ‘very best’ button store in Dallas, where the proprietor kept on steering me to plastic buttons in the exact shade of my yarn. I wanted something more, something with a soul to it - just like the garment I had painstakingly knit. I had travelled to the very end of the Isle of Skye to get that yarn....and it deserved more than a green plastic button.
From buttons, I progressed to other round flat objects ;). Cufflinks, medallions, and ever onwards onto more and more adventure and fun in metal work.
I make my pieces from precious metal clay. This is an amazing material which molds like clay, but upon firing at really high heat (up to 1750 F for some varieties!) fuses into solid objects of silver, bronze, copper or steel. This enables me to make varied textures and sizes, add monograms, design on the fly...there is no need for a wax model and casting. It is a great way to create a single piece, or a small production run. In addition, I can create or adapt art and make a photopolymer stamp which is then used to imprint the wet clay. Custom designs become doable at a competitive cost this way.
I am the whole shebang. I design, make my items, photograph them, maintain my shop, prepare items for shipping - all of it. My sweet husband is my shipping department though, as he drops off my packages at the post office on his way into work every day.
More things about me:
I teach an online course in Beginning PMC silver clay at Craftsy.com. They flew me to Denver for a week, and we filmed a dozen half hour lessons. I love the Craftsy platform - it’s not free, but it’s very well priced and worth every penny. Once you purchase a class you have unlimited access - no expiration date. I check in most every day and answer questions that students have posted. I have thousands of students, and am so happy that I can help them discover the magic squishy stuff that is metal clay!
You can find the class at www.craftsy.com/pmc
The Dallas Morning News ran a feature about me in their Sunday Arts Section:
I do a lot of custom work - I’m having a great time doing coats of arms and family crests. My favorite one so far has two bunnies rampant. Who even knew bunnies COULD be rampant?
It's projects like that which make it fun to get up in the morning. I have the best job in the world...I get to make beautiful things that make people happy. Let me make something to make you happy, too.
My love of textiles has led to my love of metal work - I create jewelry and buttons of precious metals to grace your creations. My degrees in Art History and Interior Design have helped me to know that every detail - even a button -can count!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Sales within Texas are charged 8.25% sales tax.
I do my best to calculate accurate costs, but it can be hard. Please know that my policy is to adjust downwards the shipping cost when I can. "Additional items" sometimes require their own boxes, or are heavy, which can push costs up. I will do my best to be fair to you.
For some international deliveries I may discuss best shipping practices before shipping, and reserve the right to require insurance and/or a signature in certain cases if I think it safest. Also, please be aware of your country's custom regulations, as in some instances you may be responsible for duty charges. I mark packages accurately as to their contents and value.
I will send to your Paypal account address unless I get a convo at the time of purchase giving me other instructions.