My Grandmother’s Buttons

by Deb Thompson.
(Warrensburg, Missouri USA)

Mums Button Bracelet

Mums Button Bracelet

My grandmother was a seamstress for her grandchildren and herself. She collected buttons and always let us kids play with them. When she passed away, us girls sat and reminisced about….yes! her buttons and the fond memories we had of those days.

This was a tribute to her, made and given to my cousin.

I used 2 vintage brass chain components, buttons, vintage beads, and a few other vintage things I had.

Debra Thompson
Ruby Skies


Great job
by: Leigh

I love the buttons that you used for this necklace. It is wonderful.

Very nice!
by: Joan

What a great looking necklace, and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother.
I have lots of those black glass buttons too, but so far I haven’t really figured out how to use them. Your necklace inspires me to try again!

by: Irene

How lucky you are to have this beautiful stash of buttons and how lucky your cousin is to get this wonderful reminder of your grandmother. Perfect!

grandmother’s buttons
by: kate

lovely necklace – lovely sentiments.

by: Kathryn Lane Berkowitz

Beautiful !

by: Kate

What a cool idea! My great-grandma was a seamstress and I inherited her sewing cabinet. It’s chock full of ivory, rhinestone and other vintage buttons. I’ve toyed with making them into jewelry before, but this is really inspiring. I love recycled jewelry projects!

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  • Em Noll says:

    I love the design you made with your grandmother’s buttons. My mother was also a seamstress and I loved playing with her buttons as a child. When she passed away I, too had hundreds of buttons that brought back memories. I was able to fill mason jars for my daughters and myself with some of the more unusual, older ones and gave them to them with a poem about their grandmother and her “collection”. I have been hoping to make a unique piece of jewelry using some of the ones that I kept and your post has given me inspiration. Your creation is exquisite. I am sure your cousin gets a lot of compliments when she wears it. Like Kate, I love recycled jewelry projects. Thank you for sharing yours.

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