blithebutton

Blithe Button - Buttons for Collectors & Boho Jewelry

Pachaug, Connecticut · 1514 Sales

blithebutton

Blithe Button - Buttons for Collectors & Boho Jewelry

Pachaug, Connecticut 1514 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I have a large amount of NBS Bulletins and Just Buttons magazine back issues to list, if you are looking for a specific issue, please convo me. I am willing to trade for issues I don't have, so let's chat.

If you are looking for specific types of buttons and do not see them listed, please don't hesitate to ask!

Shop instagram account: @blithebutton be sure to follow for coupon codes, instasales, and a Button of the Day daily feature!

I have split out the entire vintage section into a new shop, Blithe Finds! http://blithefinds.etsy.com (@blithefinds on Instagram!)

Esoteric Attic is my New Age Vintage shop! http://esotericattic.etsy.com

Here's my other Etsy shop for fine art photography prints, but no stock at the moment. http://meganmcgory.etsy.com

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2017

I have a large amount of NBS Bulletins and Just Buttons magazine back issues to list, if you are looking for a specific issue, please convo me. I am willing to trade for issues I don't have, so let's chat.

If you are looking for specific types of buttons and do not see them listed, please don't hesitate to ask!

Shop instagram account: @blithebutton be sure to follow for coupon codes, instasales, and a Button of the Day daily feature!

I have split out the entire vintage section into a new shop, Blithe Finds! http://blithefinds.etsy.com (@blithefinds on Instagram!)

Esoteric Attic is my New Age Vintage shop! http://esotericattic.etsy.com

Here's my other Etsy shop for fine art photography prints, but no stock at the moment. http://meganmcgory.etsy.com

Megan McGory Gleason

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Megan McGory Gleason

Boho Button Ring - Autumn Harvest
$15.00
Art Deco Steampunk Clock Hand Earrings - Lime
$10.00
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About

You can't kill the entrepreneurial spirit!

The spark which led to this Etsy shop began in 2007 when I opened the "Mannequin Reject Emporium" in a flea market in Jewett City, CT. There, I would sell esoteric trinkets from all over the world as well as whatever odd things I could pick up at auction or yardsales. A friend of mine suggested I start making steampunk jewelry to expand my wares for the flea market booth, and it was through that friend that I found Etsy, which I joined in January of 2008.

At first, I was determined to sell only steampunk jewelry and zines through my Etsy store and experimented with all kinds of different art to see what would stick and frankly, most of it failed. I stuck with the jewelry and branched out into selling craft supplies and then vintage, and my shop grew! I found an unexpected passion for buttons and sea glass.

I took a hiatus from 2010-2014 to focus on my photography career, but now I'm back.

In 2014, I returned to Etsy having now found the time to devote to it again, and with a new product, my jewel magnets! I had originally started making them in 2009 but didn't list until this year, and I'm eager to see how they do. I also launched a line of button jewelry. I love digging through old button jars, but most of the buttons I won't use, and what I won't use, I sell off. Glass buttons are my favorite, which go well with the Czech glass beads I often use in my jewelry. Plastic in jewelry doesn't really appeal to me, there's something about the cool glass against your skin in the summer that's refreshing and I love to wear long glass bead necklaces. Rarely will you find plastic components in my jewelry though I do have a soft spot for Bakelite and learning about the early plastics has given me a level of respect for celluloid and other plastics as well.

In 2015, I finally found a voice in my jewelry creations and launched my Boho Wrap Bracelets. My wrap bracelets are not just plain old beads, they are a dazzling collection of semiprecious stone chips, new and vintage Czech glass beads of high quality, charms of all kinds and assembled in vibrant colors.

It was becoming clear that my Etsy endeavors had outgrown the whole "Mannequin Reject" branding and I rebranded the shop "Blithe Button" in May 2015. A lot of my jewelry involves buttons and I sell more buttons as a dealer than anything else, so it made sense to focus my branding around buttons.

When I had first joined Etsy, a lot of my friends were having babies, and I wanted to start a family but it just wasn't time. Still, I felt this undeniable urge to create SOMETHING, like I was exploding, so I poured that energy into my jewelry and shop at the time. Now I'm a mom to a little boy!

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  • Megan McGory Gleason

    Owner, Shipper, Photographer

    I'm the secretary of the Sterling Historical Society in Oneco, CT, a former mail lady, and mom to a little boy. I've been a professional photographer since 2010 and am still available for freelance assignments in the New England area.

  • Brent Gleason

    Shipper

    Brent is the webmaster at Gleasonbrosracing.com, and a mail carrier since 2008.

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Are items from a smoke free home?

Yes. I do have a cat, but I store most items off site and in plastic bags. I am allergic myself!