Each piece is composed of Victorian Era buttons with vintage and modern glass beads, semi-precious gemstones and pearls. What sets my work apart from other button jewelry is that I use collectible buttons and keep the buttons intact, by using the shanks of the buttons as part of the mechanics of the design, thus preserving the integrity of these historical art pieces.
Over the last 8 years I have traveled around the country and to Europe to obtain these miniature works of art, which are purchased from private collectors at button shows. I research their origin and provide the historical information with each piece of jewelry. The craftsmanship and beautiful designs of these Victorian Era buttons and the elegance of Victorian jewelry are the inspirations for my jewelry. Rarely do I find the same buttons, so my work stays fresh. The buttons & beads are woven together using a fine steel cable encased in nylon.