I have always loved glass buttons. Ever since I first saw a fused glass button at a craft fair I have been in love with the way the glossy smooth surface of the bright and sparkly glass contrasts with the soft, matte surface of fiber. My darling hubby Jack, does hot glass. “Honey!” says I, “how about making some buttons”? He mostly grumbled and thought it a good idea but he has things he wants to do too and only so many hours – we all know how that feels. Well, if you have been reading here for long, you know he talked me into taking a fusing glass class with him (like I need another craft – oy)!
So he helped me to start making buttons. This has turned into a totally joint effort and he is as hooked as I am. We design together, he cuts, I assemble, we both run the kiln, he does the shanks and I do the packaging and listing. I’ve been loading our glass buttons in my (ours, now) Etsy Shop and I could not be happier with them. I’ve started putting glass buttons on everything!
The colors are so addictive.
I just had to share the joy of making these wonderful little jewels.