Closures – Remnants

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

Show Schedule

2017 Spring/Summer Show Schedule

Tulsa International Mayfest – May 18th-21st
Thur.-Sat. 11-8; Sun. 11-5; Downtown Main St. , Tulsa, OK.
Mulvane Mountain/Plains Art Fair - June 3rd-4th
Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-4; Washburn Univ. Campus, Topeka, KS.
Smoky Hill River Festival – June 9th -11th
Fri.-Sat.10-8; Sun. 10-5; Oakdale Park, Salina,KS
Strawberry Days Festival - June 16th-18th
Fri. 12-8; Sat. 10-8; Sun. 10-5; Sayre “Strawberry” Park
1702 Grand Avenue; Glenwood Springs, CO.
Artfest Midwest – June 24th – 25th, Des Moines, IA.
Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5; Iowa Fairgrounds, Varied Industries Bldg.
* Junk Jubilee – July 14th -16th Overland Park, KS.
Fri., Sat., 10-6; Sun. 10-4; Overland Park Convention Ctr.

* Awaiting status of selection

My sister Janis is my “Roadie”. I wouldn’t be able to exhibit at outdoor shows without her help. She worries about the little things, like making sure my tent doesn’t blow away…while I worry about the important things, like the positioning of a display purse. :) Thanks Janis!

Janis fixing the awning.

My friend Kelly is ready to give a hand at shows whenever I need her. She is the “queen of accessorizing” and is sure to know exactly which earrings will go with a bracelet or necklace. She insists on being addressed as “Employee of the Month”…every month! (She gets a free parking spot at my studio for this honor…even though they are all free, this seems to make her happy.) She keeps us all on our toes and always entertained. Thanks Kelly !

Kelly enticing customers into the booth!

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.”