ThePaperButton

Vintage Button Jewelry and Accessories

Rockford, Illinois · 462 Sales

ThePaperButton

Vintage Button Jewelry and Accessories

Rockford, Illinois 462 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(203)

Announcement   CLEARANCE SALE!!! New button gift sets listed every week! I’ve paired up three items for each gift set. Each is packaged neatly and with love in a gift box with vintage fabric scraps for a bow. Super cute to give and to open each item inside. Great gifts for Mother’s Day, graduation, bridal or baby shower, wedding, or a special treat for yourself! Each set will always only be $30 each! Enjoy the clearance sale! :)

I have not made new button inventory for several years, but I’ve had a lot left over from my Paper Button days. I’m very glad to hear that my customers are excited about this sale and that they are still wearing and using my items. Thank you!

You’ll also see that I’m still very busy with my printmaking and you’ll be able to see my progress in the new year with new prints. www.instagram.com/lemuette
www.lemuette.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 25, 2018

CLEARANCE SALE!!! New button gift sets listed every week! I’ve paired up three items for each gift set. Each is packaged neatly and with love in a gift box with vintage fabric scraps for a bow. Super cute to give and to open each item inside. Great gifts for Mother’s Day, graduation, bridal or baby shower, wedding, or a special treat for yourself! Each set will always only be $30 each! Enjoy the clearance sale! :)

I have not made new button inventory for several years, but I’ve had a lot left over from my Paper Button days. I’m very glad to hear that my customers are excited about this sale and that they are still wearing and using my items. Thank you!

You’ll also see that I’m still very busy with my printmaking and you’ll be able to see my progress in the new year with new prints. www.instagram.com/lemuette
www.lemuette.etsy.com

Kari McDonald

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Kari McDonald

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(203)
Lois Schlueter

Lois Schlueter on Mar 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love all my purchases from the paper button! Beautiful choice of buttons and materials, and a perfect transaction. Wonderful seller!! Thank you!

Susan

Susan on May 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable. Nicely packaged and quick ship

Bernard Marglous

Bernard Marglous on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These magnets are beautiful...go with my magnet board and can be used on multiple places..high quality. Recommend this shop.

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Updates

MORE NEW salt cellar ring boxes coming in the next few days! Snag one of your favorites you've been watching for a while before they're gone! Use coupon code "YAY20" for 20% any purchase now through October 31st.

About

The Button Experience

Wonder how many buttons I have? I have lots. Thousands. It's not like I can just pick up one button and pick up another button and put them together, though. I carefully pick buttons with matching tones of colors (there are so many shades of greens, blues, and browns), designs, shapes and then match those elements with the right characteristics of the salt cellar, feel of a brooch pin, usability of a bookmark, and the style for the neckline. To say the least, it's a lot of work!

Finding the buttons is probably the toughest part. I'm always running out of larger sized buttons. I use the larger diameter buttons for the bases of the lids for the Salt Cellar Ring Boxes, Button Pendant Necklaces, and for Button Brooch Pins. As part of my full-time self-employment, I am always digging and sorting through all the vendor booths at flea markets (sometimes there are 500 vendors!). I feel the obsession to go into each vendor's booth so that I do not miss my opportunity to find the buttons. Bakelite is my favorite find! It's such an interesting history to our world and not very many people know its importance. It was the first all-chemical plastic invented in 1907 by a Belgian chemist named Leo Baekeland. This substance was the springboard for a long future of plastic. I like to get these Bakelite buttons, and all cool old buttons, out of the closets and attics and give them a new prestigious life as new handmade items. There are so many beautiful buttons out there just waiting for me to find them!

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  • Kari McDonald

    Owner, Maker

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Last updated on February 2, 2018
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Repurposed vintage button jewelry and accessories are sure to give you a nostalgic feeling. Enjoy!

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Sales Tax is applied to all orders that ship within Illinois = 8.25%
Shipping
Gift Sets ship for just $5 each for anywhere within the United States. Gift wrapped boxes will ship inside other packaging to provide quick gift giving and no additional wrapping required. Please mark order as a "GIFT" at checkout to remove price from receipt - which will be packaged outside of gift wrapped items.

International Orders - please see listings for prices.