Wayward Arts

Richmond, Virginia


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Tre Rockenbach

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Tre Rockenbach

About WaywardArts

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On Etsy since 2013

Embracing the Whimsy

From the moment I first picked up a crayon, I've been interested in art. Drawing, painting, rubber-stamping, embroidery, ceramics, beading, weaving, knitting, wood-carving, macrame - if there's an art form out there, odds are good that I've tried it at least once. (I still have painful memories of an unfortunate stained glass window class.)

When I started Wayward Arts, I decided to focus first on vintage button jewelry. I get a real thrill out of buying old jars and tins filled with vintage buttons at a yard sale or antique store, since I never know exactly what I'm going to make until I pour out the buttons and start looking at all the possibilities. I love working with buttons, because they are an unexpected medium that result in unconventional and fun-to-wear jewelry.

Over time, I plan to introduce into my Etsy shop collages, altered art pieces and whatever else I happen to dream up. My goal is to create surprising and noticeable works of art that make people smile.

To see what I'm up to, check out my shop blog!

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  • Tre Rockenbach


    I am a writer, editor and artist who drives my husband crazy because I'm constantly pausing to take photos of places, things and people that I find creatively inspiring.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Wayward Arts Studio! Every item in my shop is designed and created by me as one-of-a-kind jewelry and art made from vintage buttons and other upcycled materials. I enjoy searching yard sales, flea markets and antique malls for unique buttons and charms that I can turn into pieces guaranteed to earn compliments. I hope my work will give you a smile!

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If for any reason you are unhappy with an item, please return the item within 30 days of receipt for your choice of repair, exchange or a full refund.

If there is any issue, please contact me before leaving any feedback. I guarantee my work and will do whatever is necessary to ensure your satisfaction!
I accept PayPal, money order, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as forms of payment.
All orders will be shipped within 48 hours via 1st-class US mail. Insurance and/or expedited shipping is available for an additional charge.

International customers: Please be aware of any additional fees from your country's customs department.