Handcrafted Jewelry and Buttons in Silver and Bronze

Issaquah, Washington

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Note from shop owner My Dear Buttonneers,
Hi! I'll be closed for a few weeks - but I'm still getting messages, so contact me with any questions or queries regarding special orders.
Thanks so much!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 6, 2022

My Dear Buttonneers,
Hi! I'll be closed for a few weeks - but I'm still getting messages, so contact me with any questions or queries regarding special orders.
Thanks so much!


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About jennybuttons

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On Etsy since 2010

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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 tremendously 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 for me.

More things about me:

Online class:
I teach an online course in Beginning PMC silver clay at 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

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.

Shop members

  • Jennifer Vestal


    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!

Production partners

  • Custom metal casters

    San Angelo, TX

    When one of my customers needs a bulk order of an item, it is sometimes possible to have it sent out to be cast from a model I make. Usually it's best for over 2 dozen pieces or so, and requires a 10 to 12 weeks lead time. Once the pieces are sent to me I patinate, polish, and seal them, if needed.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Jennybuttons!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Since most of the items I sell are custom made, I have not chosen the "accepts returns' option here in my Etsy shop. That being said, if you are not pleased with your piece, please get back to me right away and let me make it right!

I will of course accept returns on in stock items, but please choose carefully and thoughtfully. Since all my pieces are one of a kind - when they are not in the shop they are being missed by other Etsy shoppers. I would appreciate being notified within five days of your intent to return, and receive the item back within two weeks after your receipt of it.
I accept Paypal for payment, and credit cards through the Etsy Checkout system.
I will send to your Etsy account address unless I get a convo at the time of purchase giving me other instructions.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders! I do quite a bit of custom work, and have found it to be a lot of fun. If you see something that is almost but not quite what you need, contact me. Or if you just think of something you want and looking at my work makes you think I can make it, contact me about that too! Those are usually the best ; )