unbuttons

Antique Button Jewelry

Calistoga, California · 1 Sale

unbuttons

Antique Button Jewelry

Calistoga, California 1 Sale On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   UnButtons are like 7Up, the "UnCola"! Yes, they are buttons, but in fresh new jewelry presentations that showcase their intricacy and timeless beauty. You will love to wear and to talk about them!

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2017

UnButtons are like 7Up, the "UnCola"! Yes, they are buttons, but in fresh new jewelry presentations that showcase their intricacy and timeless beauty. You will love to wear and to talk about them!

Linda Sicard

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Linda Sicard

VICTORIAN PEWTER BUTTON Bracelet
VICTORIAN PEWTER BUTTON Bracelet
$95.00
GOLD GILT BUTTON Bracelet
GOLD GILT BUTTON Bracelet
$110.00
CALICO BUTTON BRACELET
CALICO BUTTON BRACELET
$85.00

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Elvira

Elvira on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Lovely seller, thank you, packaging was nice too.

About

From Spinning Wheel to Buttons

It makes perfect sense that after all these years I am still immersed in things antique or vintage. After all, I grew up in a house with a 200-year-old spinning wheel in the living room and shelves full of oddities such as sanders, tumble-ups, fairy lamps and lithophanes, all gathering dust and puzzling my grade school pals.

After war-protesting my college years away at Miami U. in Ohio I tried my hand at “regular” jobs such as secretary, copy-writer, receptionist, bookkeeper, glove sewer and waitress. Nothing stuck until I became a Mom and looked for alternative ways to make money.

Going to estate auctions, yard sales and flea markets was nothing new to me and it dawned on me that I knew quite a bit about all that old stuff and I could actually sell it, make money and have fun at the same time! Living in Vermont, Ohio and then California there were plenty of buying and selling opportunities. I even took the plunge and opened “Dusty Daisy”, an antique shop outside of Woodstock, VT. Other ventures included “Sterling & Stones” a shop that expanded my interest in jewelry and featured local artists.

Eventually it became more and more of a challenge to find great stuff to sell, especially the vintage jewelry which was my specialty. I was intrigued by an artist who made jewelry out of bakelite pieces and I searched for inspiration among the antiques that surrounded me. Aha! Buttons! Old, intricate, beautiful, with stories to tell.....perfect! I began creating pins using buttons and buckles and soon expanded to bracelets, earrings, pendants and even bolos and button covers in the early years.

It has been a long evolution of over twenty-five years and hundreds of arts & crafts shows to arrive at the place where I know it is time to share my creations with a larger audience. ETSY seems the perfect venue! Also, as you might imagine, I have accumulated a vast collection of vintage and antique buttons and I need to share those as well! More on that later!

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  • Linda Sicard and her son Bryson

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    For over twenty years I was a one-woman operation making UnButtons run! Recently Bryson has been helping me at shows and behind the scenes.

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