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Blithe Button - Buttons for Collectors & Boho Jewelry

Pachaug, Connecticut | 2974 Sales

blithebutton

Blithe Button - Buttons for Collectors & Boho Jewelry

Pachaug, Connecticut 2974 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (887)
Megan McGory Gleason

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Megan McGory Gleason

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Announcement    **We now have a vintage booth and showcase at Jeremiah's Antiques & Collectibles, 26 Front St. Putnam CT, stop in and check it out! Nothing that is listed here is there (HOWEVER sometimes some things that WERE listed here are there, or some things that were there are here!), it is all different stock but along the same lines. Vintage housewares, craft supplies (sewing notions by the gallon bag full!), and vintage jewelry!**

Did you notice buttons in the June 2018 issue of Country Living Magazine? They came from this shop!

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.

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

As of November 2018, I have closed Blithe Finds on Etsy and merged it back with this shop but @blithefinds is still on Instagram!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2019

**We now have a vintage booth and showcase at Jeremiah's Antiques & Collectibles, 26 Front St. Putnam CT, stop in and check it out! Nothing that is listed here is there (HOWEVER sometimes some things that WERE listed here are there, or some things that were there are here!), it is all different stock but along the same lines. Vintage housewares, craft supplies (sewing notions by the gallon bag full!), and vintage jewelry!**

Did you notice buttons in the June 2018 issue of Country Living Magazine? They came from this shop!

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.

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

As of November 2018, I have closed Blithe Finds on Etsy and merged it back with this shop but @blithefinds is still on Instagram!

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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 a booth 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 December 2007.

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. 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. I still work as a photographer on a freelance basis around the Connecticut area.

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 that year. I also launched a line of button jewelry.

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 my old 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!

In my spare time (hahahaha! What's that?!) I am the president of the Sterling Historical Society in Connecticut and do genealogical and historical research.

Shop members

  • Megan McGory Gleason

    Owner, Shipper, Photographer

    I'm the president 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 Apr 26, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Are items from a smoke free home?

Yes. I do have two cats, but I store most items in plastic bags. I am allergic myself!