Closures – Remnants

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

Spring is in the Air!


Wow….the 70 degree weather puts a little jump in my step after the long Kansas cold winter.  Also,  I LOVE watching my High School son wrestle…BUT can’t say I will miss every weekend since Dec. sitting in “sweat smelling” Gyms!  I am really in the spring mood and my designs are reflecting that.  Lots of pastels, birds, and flowers are creeping into my pieces.  Hope you can see what I mean…stop by Art at the Arb…in Bellplaine, KS. this Sat. or Sun…I will be there with my goods.  Not to mention the FABULOUS tulips, foliage, music and food to be enjoyed at the Bartlett Arboretum.  (Check my show schedule tab. for hours).  For those of you can’t make it or aren’t local,  I am going to continue to load inventory on Etsy…(My jewelry tab on this site takes you right to my page…just click on a jewelry picture.)  Sweet spring to all…and keep creating!


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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.”