jennybuttons

Handcrafted Jewelry and Buttons in Silver and Bronze

Dallas, Texas · 1742 Sales

jennybuttons

Handcrafted Jewelry and Buttons in Silver and Bronze

Dallas, Texas 1742 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(477)

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Announcement   JENNYBUTTONS is where you will find custom jewelry, cufflinks, and blazer buttons handcrafted from silver and bronze. In addition, I am able to create a custom design for you using your monogram, family crest, wedding logo, corporate design, or most anything you fancy. It can be used to make custom jewelry, cufflinks, even keychains!

I work in ancient metals using a new technology - precious metal clay, which consists of microscopic metal particles held together with an organic binder. It can be formed as any clay can..then when kiln fired, at temperatures up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, the binders burn away and the metal particles fuse, resulting in beautiful objects of solid silver and bronze.

ABOUT 'QUANTITIES' AND 'IN STOCK'

Etsy now has a 'Quantity" feature, which is great because you can order however many buttons or pins you need without having to convo me. They also have added an 'In Stock' feature, which may confuse the issue a bit. If I mark the buttons as 'not in stock', you wouldn't be able to order the quantity you need. I will get back to you within 24 hours with a convo telling you production time if the buttons you ordered are not already made. Thank you for your understanding of my workaround for this Etsy feature.

Some buttons won't have this quantity feature activated.. Convo me if you are interested in multiples. Some might require supplies like dichroic glass or such that I would need to get in, (and would add to the cost), so best we discuss it first.


I'M NOW AN ONLINE METAL CLAY INSTRUCTOR!
I am now an instructor on Craftsy.com! Craftsy asked me to come to Denver to shoot a series of lessons on introductory silver metal clay techniques, and so I did!

Craftsy.com is a website where you can take in depth classes to learn 'how-to'. They have classes in jewelry making, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, cooking and woodworking, and even more. You sign up for a class, and have infinite access - there is no time limitation. You have the ability to ask your instructor questions which he or she will check back and answer, and students can join in the conversation too. You also have a place to post pictures of your projects - because sharing what you've done is the most fun of all, right?

Check it out, and get started on making some metal clay magic of your own!

www.craftsy.com/pmc

MOST OF MY BUTTONS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE MACHINE WASHABLE AND DRY CLEANABLE!
I've sent a bunch through the wringer, literally...(actually delicate cycle on cold, please, and a decent dry cleaning establishment) Silver came through fine, bronze was beautiful, even the patinated buttons didn't lose their finish in either case. Please do use your common sense though...physically delicate buttons, buttons with enamel or glass insets will be especially vulnerable whether machine made or man made. Please contact me with any questions about a particular buttons and its wash-worthiness. Thanks!!

POLICIES
Please take a look at my shop policies for other information regarding payment, special orders, and my return policy. Thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 3, 2016

JENNYBUTTONS is where you will find custom jewelry, cufflinks, and blazer buttons handcrafted from silver and bronze. In addition, I am able to create a custom design for you using your monogram, family crest, wedding logo, corporate design, or most anything you fancy. It can be used to make custom jewelry, cufflinks, even keychains!

I work in ancient metals using a new technology - precious metal clay, which consists of microscopic metal particles held together with an organic binder. It can be formed as any clay can..then when kiln fired, at temperatures up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, the binders burn away and the metal particles fuse, resulting in beautiful objects of solid silver and bronze.

ABOUT 'QUANTITIES' AND 'IN STOCK'

Etsy now has a 'Quantity" feature, which is great because you can order however many buttons or pins you need without having to convo me. They also have added an 'In Stock' feature, which may confuse the issue a bit. If I mark the buttons as 'not in stock', you wouldn't be able to order the quantity you need. I will get back to you within 24 hours with a convo telling you production time if the buttons you ordered are not already made. Thank you for your understanding of my workaround for this Etsy feature.

Some buttons won't have this quantity feature activated.. Convo me if you are interested in multiples. Some might require supplies like dichroic glass or such that I would need to get in, (and would add to the cost), so best we discuss it first.


I'M NOW AN ONLINE METAL CLAY INSTRUCTOR!
I am now an instructor on Craftsy.com! Craftsy asked me to come to Denver to shoot a series of lessons on introductory silver metal clay techniques, and so I did!

Craftsy.com is a website where you can take in depth classes to learn 'how-to'. They have classes in jewelry making, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, cooking and woodworking, and even more. You sign up for a class, and have infinite access - there is no time limitation. You have the ability to ask your instructor questions which he or she will check back and answer, and students can join in the conversation too. You also have a place to post pictures of your projects - because sharing what you've done is the most fun of all, right?

Check it out, and get started on making some metal clay magic of your own!

www.craftsy.com/pmc

MOST OF MY BUTTONS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE MACHINE WASHABLE AND DRY CLEANABLE!
I've sent a bunch through the wringer, literally...(actually delicate cycle on cold, please, and a decent dry cleaning establishment) Silver came through fine, bronze was beautiful, even the patinated buttons didn't lose their finish in either case. Please do use your common sense though...physically delicate buttons, buttons with enamel or glass insets will be especially vulnerable whether machine made or man made. Please contact me with any questions about a particular buttons and its wash-worthiness. Thanks!!

POLICIES
Please take a look at my shop policies for other information regarding payment, special orders, and my return policy. Thanks!

jenny

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jenny

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5 out of 5 stars
(477)
Cathy Rode

Cathy Rode on Nov 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of two pins I purchased from Jenny. Both arrived immediately- exactly as pictured. Love them!

jancloutier

jancloutier on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipping, definitely recommend! Thanks so very much for a well made piece!

Sarah Natasha

Sarah Natasha on Nov 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Custom amazingness!!!

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About

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:

Online class:
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

News Article:
The Dallas Morning News ran a feature about me in their Sunday Arts Section:
http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/headlines/20130125-dallas-life-for-custom-buttons-maker-its-details-that-matter.ece.

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.

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  • Jennifer Vestal

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    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!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2014
Welcome to jennybuttons! Here you will find buttons, shawl pins and jewelry as precious as the things you make.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal for payment, and credit cards through the Etsy Direct Checkout system.
Sales within Texas are charged 8.25% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship worldwide. Generally items are sent First Class with insurance to the US, Australia, Canada, and European Union. To other countries I ship flat rate Priority Mail International envelope. If you need Express delivery, please convo me and I will do my best to accommodate you; you will receive a Paypal invoice for the additional postage.

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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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 my work makes you think I can make it, contact me about that too! Those are usually the best ; )