May 22, 2010

Handmade Ceramic Buttons

Birdy button in coral

When I was a child, my mother had a big button jar. We used to dump it out sometimes and ooh
and ahh over the various treasures. Some colorful, some sparkling with rhinestones, some antique. 

Tropical button set

I don't have a button jar in my house. Maybe it's one of the things that's going the way of the dodo. Who sews much anymore? Most people don't and then, it's mainly for quickie crafts or holidays. So sad.

Just like a real seashell, I pressed the back of a scallop shell into the wet clay...

Perhaps since I miss it,  I've felt compelled to make buttons. I don't think anything makes me feel more nostalgic than a good, old fashioned, handmade button.

Another birdy button in turquoise blue.

Pinky-red buttons impressed with antique lace.

I'm a fan of buttons, and if you are too, come by my Etsy shop to take a look ot two.


  1. I love these. I think I need them for my pincushions!

  2. I've found that I love making buttons. It's so soothing and almost meditative. Plus, they're just like tiny canvases- needing attention!