Closures – Remnants

Unique Jewelry Fashioned from Antique & Collectible Buttons, Cufflinks & Buckles

New stuff


I just bought some “new” old jewelry from one of my favorite sources and am excited to use them in some new pieces!  Honestly…I HAVE to stop buying more raw materials…my studio is packed full already…but I just can’t resist sparkly things!  I had a nice visit from a button buddy from Salina this week.  It is so much fun to share the love of buttons with a friend who “gets you”!   Art at the Arb was fabulous this year.  The weather was perfect  the customers were great, music and food were fabulous and our hostess, Robin Macy was the MOSTEST!   I need to keep loading more inventory into Etsy….it is so time consuming…each piece is one of a kind, and descriptions all vary.  I just need to keep at it and eventually my “store” will more closely represent all I have to offer at the art shows.  Be patient….I’ll get it done!   Have a creative week!

2 Comments to

“New stuff”

  1. Avatar February 1st, 2011 at 12:14 pm Bonnie Bjerke Says:

    So glad to see you have a website and will check out your store.
    Didn’t get to one of your shows last year and Feb. 5th does not look promising. Hopefully I will make it one this year. I love all of your jewelry, it is so unique.

    Take Care

  2. Avatar April 5th, 2011 at 7:25 am mhutton Says:

    Hey Bonnie, Glad to hear from you and look forward to seeing you whenever it works out! Melinda

Melinda Hutton is an artist from Newton, Kansas. She designs bracelets using antique and collectible buttons. Each piece she designs is one-of-a-kind, and most of the buttons she uses date from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.

Melinda Hutton

Melinda stumbled upon the world of antique buttons several years ago and became hooked! “Imagine my delight in finding a medium for jewelry which is richly varied, imaginatively designed and exquisitely crafted. My goal with my designs is to create heirloom pieces of jewelry that will preserve the art of vintage buttons and expose these tiny ‘masterpieces’ to more people.”

Melinda appreciates the historical value of antique buttons and joined the National Button Society (comprised of more than 4,000 members) to learn all about the buttons she wanted to use. She only uses buttons that are still plentiful in the button collecting circles. “I usually purchase buttons that are not deemed collectible due to their condition or availability. They are ALL wonderful and fascinating to me, but the experienced collector usually isn’t interested in the buttons I like. When I do get a ’special’ button it goes into my personal collection and out of my general stock. The larger picture buttons are too special not to wear as a pin…so I leave the shank on the back so they can always be restored to a button.”